The Admissions & Financial Aid Office is outraged and saddened by the increased instances of violence against members of the Asian American community, including the recent murder of eight Asian Americans, six of whom were women, in Georgia.
We know that many are concerned for themselves, their families, loved ones, friends, and neighbors. We stand with our Asian American colleagues and students against racially motivated violence. We amplify the voices of those who have been speaking out against racism and anti-Asian sentiment, both in response to the recent escalation of prejudice and violence against Asian Americans, and those who have been doing this work for years.
We echo the sentiments shared by President Bacow, Dean Gay, and Dean Khurana, that Harvard’s strength comes from the diversity of our community, and that we all must take part in the work of dismantling racism, anti-immigrant prejudice, and white supremacy. Although current events compel us to speak, it is important to acknowledge that racism directed against Asian Americans is not new and has been a part of American history for centuries.
We reaffirm our commitment to building an equitable, inclusive, and diverse environment that supports and highlights the voices and experience of all our colleagues and students.