Our Statement Against Anti-Asian Violence

Taupe Coat condemns all acts of bigotry and violence against our Asian sisters and brothers. We mourn with the families of Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyuo Feng, Julie Park, Hyeon Jeong Park, the other two victims of the Atlanta killings, and everyone else whose life was taken due to senseless racist violence.

Make no mistake, referring to COVID-19 as the Chinese Virus, Kung Flu or any other racism moniker serves no purpose other than to fuel and encourage xenophobia against Asians. Over 2020, the US saw a 150% increase in hate crimes against Asians in major US cities. The two are related.

I know we can't end racism tomorrow. But we all have to do our part on a daily basis, to create the change that we want to see. That means, calling out your friends and family when they say racist things. That means, supporting a non-profit that works to improve the lives of people who DO NOT share your ethnicity. That means, just generally trying to not be an awful person.

Here are some links for organizations you can donate to that support the Asian community.

- Bethany