Statement on Violence Against Asian Americans: February 22, 2021

Dear All,

The recent reports of increased violence against Asian Americans in the Bay Area and around the country are concerning and upsetting. These attacks have been directed at some of the most vulnerable members of our society. An 84 year-old grandfather, an immigrant from Thailand, died after being violently shoved to the ground in his San Francisco neighborhood.

We have all witnessed racist and xenophobic rhetoric directed at Asian American and Pacific Islanders since the beginning of the pandemic. President Biden and other leaders have condemned this intolerance, which is heartening. Words matter, especially from our nation’s leadership.

At Stanford GSB, we stand firm in our support of our Asian American community — our students, staff, faculty, and alumni. We are proud of our ongoing efforts to make the school inclusive and equitable in service of our mission.

Jon