Supporting Our Asian American Community

Dean Jon Levin writes to the Stanford GSB community sharing the school’s support for the AAPI community.

March 19, 2021

I am reaching out to you in the wake of the shooting of eight people — including six Asian American women — in Atlanta this week. Sadly, these are the latest incidents that have left Asian Americans across the country feeling vulnerable and at-risk.

I have heard from and spoken to students, staff, and faculty about what they are feeling — anxiety, anger, and sadness — in light of the racist and xenophobic rhetoric and actions against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. While anti-Asian rhetoric and violence have escalated since the beginning of the pandemic, these incidents also are a painful reminder of a longer history of discrimination.

I would like to communicate the GSB’s unwavering support for our AAPI community. Many of you may be concerned about your family, friends, and colleagues. I hope you will take the time to reach out to show support; it is especially valued given the distance and isolation still imposed by the pandemic. And I hope you will continue to work with us to build an equitable and inclusive culture at the GSB and beyond.


Explore Stories by Stanford GSB

October 26, 2021
As challenges like climate change raise questions about the purpose of business, Stanford GSB has an opportunity and responsibility to lead.

October 11, 2021
Dean Levin celebrates Guido W. Imbens in winning the Nobel Prize for his contributions to the analysis of causal relationships.

June 13, 2021
Dean Jon Levin writes to the Stanford GSB community to congratulate the Class of 2021.