WASHINGTON, March 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) and our cardiovascular partners are stunned and saddened by the mass murder of eight women, six of Asian descent, in Atlanta.
The killings highlight the horrific rise in hate crimes and violence against Asian Americans since the pandemic began.
While this population, like Blacks and Hispanics, has long been subject to overt and subtle racism, this increase is unprecedented, driven by a year-long effort to vilify and blame Asian Americans for the pandemic.
People of Asian descent here and throughout the world are not to blame for the pandemic.
The ABC stands in solidarity with the Asian diaspora in denouncing and eliminating racism globally.