Asian-American and Pacific Islander community leaders and elected officials from across Massachusetts declared solidarity with Black Americans demanding racial justice in a statement Tuesday that doubled down on a controversial message from the state’s Asian American Commission.
“We condemn all injustices that continue to perpetuate violence in our communities and devalue Black lives,” the group said.
The group will support the state’s Black and Latino Legislative Caucus and the Massachusetts Elected Officials of Color’s “ Ten Point Plan ” of police reforms and other antiracism measures.
It will advocate for greater participation of people of color in the US Census and in elections at all levels.
It will advocate that all state, local, and federal panels and task forces include people who are Black, indigenous, or members of other communities of color.