New York, New York (October 20, 2023) – Over the past week, there has been a significant uptick in physical assaults and xenophobia directed at those of Muslim and Jewish descent here in the U.S., a reflection on the atrocities happening currently in the Middle East. Committee of 100, a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans, issued the following statement today:
“We at Committee of 100 are extremely saddened and outraged by the continued violence, antisemitism, Islamophobia, and harassment against the Muslim and Jewish communities here in the U.S. The Chinese American community knows all too well about being on the receiving end of hate and xenophobia. We have tremendous empathy for the innocent Muslim and Jewish lives that are being impacted here.”
About Committee of 100
Committee of 100 is a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts focused on public policy engagement, civic engagement, and philanthropy. For over 30 years, Committee of 100 has served as the preeminent organization committed to the dual missions of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and constructive relations between the United States and Greater China. Visit https://www.committee100.org/ or follow Committee of 100 on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more information.
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