The murders of eight people in Atlanta including six women of Asian descent this week is an unspeakable tragedy. We are heartbroken and horrified at this latest act of terror against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders which according to the coalition, Stop AAPI Hate, only exacerbates “the fear and pain that the Asian American community continues to endure.”

The killings in Atlanta on Tuesday come amid a rising tide of anti-Asian incidents nationwide over the past year—much of that fueled by pandemic-related rhetoric. Additionally, the attacks at the massage parlors sheds light on the plight of Asian women migrant workers who are marginalized and uniquely vulnerable to violence.

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