New York, New York (March 9, 2022) – In response to the recent string of horrific hate crimes directed at Asian American women in New York City, Committee of 100, a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans, issued the following statement:
“We at the Committee of 100 are extremely saddened and concerned by the continued violence and harassment against the Asian American community, including the recent attacks in New York City against Asian American women. We are heartbroken and outraged by these horrific incidents, and once again call on our elected officials, law enforcement and responsible media to immediately address racism, discrimination, and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with actionable and concrete results.
A recent study* by the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) found that 74% of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women reported experiencing racism and/or discrimination over the last twelve months, and 62% of all reported hate incidents nationwide come from AAPI women. For centuries, Asian American women have been the target of racist, sexist, and misogynistic treatment – and it must end now.
As an organization headquartered in New York, these recent attacks against Asian American women are particularly hurtful. The violence and rhetoric against minority communities across the U.S. is unacceptable. Hate has no place in our society.”
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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Director of Communications
Committee of 100