Monday, March 22, 2021

Vol State Statement on Atlanta Murders

 


Vol State is issuing this statement in response to recent events:

“In light of the surge of violence against Asian and Pacific Islander persons and the tragic revelation of the murders in the Atlanta metro area killing eight people, six of whom were Asians, our Vol State community must state in a clear and concise language our rejection of these horrendous acts and our support for our Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, inflammatory and xenophobic rhetoric, harassment, and violence against Asian and Pacific Islander persons, families, and communities has increased, especially towards women.”

“Advancing racial equity and economic inclusion for people of all races and ethnicities is critical to guaranteeing the safety and security of everyone. Thus, Volunteer State Community College stands firm and resolute in our support of our Asian and Pacific Islander communities and will not tolerate any words or actions by any students, faculty, or staff, which may serve to denigrate these communities.” 

Vol State has always stood against racism and in support of diversity, equity, equality, and inclusion. It is one of our core values. Please read our statement on racism which can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/news/we-publicly-affirm-our-identity-anti-racist-academic-institution

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