The Department of History joins the Organization of American Historians in the condemnation of anti-Asian racism and violence, when has a long history in the country. From the OAH statement,
The Organization of American Historians is deeply saddened and angered by the attacks in Atlanta last week in which eight individuals, six of whom were Asian women, were killed. These murders are a most recent example of what have been increasingly physical, violent, and deadly anti-Asian incidents. The Atlanta murders highlight the ways in which racism and misogyny together fuel discrimination and violence against Asian American women. This is rooted in the U.S.’s long history of empire in Asia, as well as the pervasive racism and sexism that historically and today impact all women of color. We recognize the long history of anti-Asian racism in the United States and condemn this racism and the racist acts that continue to threaten members of our communities and divide our nation.
See the whole statement here.