CW issues statement of solidarity with the AAPI community, denouncing anti-Asian violence

March 2021

CW is deeply saddened by the escalation of hatred, violence, and discrimination against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community in our nation. The mass shooting in Atlanta that cut short the lives of eight innocent people -- six of them Asian -- was not an isolated incident, but part of an alarming surge of anti-Asian hate crimes since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Too often, these crimes target the most vulnerable among us.  Victims, many of them elderly, have been shoved to the ground, slashed in the face, and set on fire.  We condemn these heinous acts of hate.  They have no place in a free and just society.

Everyone, regardless of race, is entitled to feel safe from discrimination and harassment.  CW stands in solidarity with our Asian colleagues, friends, and neighbors, and we hereby commit to speak out and stand up against hatred and racism in our society, today and every day.