The common bonds of the Yale alumni community have always provided great comfort in times of distress. We call on them once more this week, as our country is again confronted with the twin scourges of racism and hatred.

There is no place for racism and violence in this country, and we at the YAA and across the university stand in solidarity with our Asian and Asian American alumni and with all who have been the victims of bigotry, prejudice, misogyny, and hate.

The murders this week in Georgia – and the rising incidences of violence against Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders over the past year – are yet another reminder that there remains much work to do to build a more just and understanding society. We take great comfort, however, in being able to do this together, to proudly assert inclusion as one of our core values, to celebrate diversity, and to advance equity, justice, and belonging.

We are stronger when we stand together, as one Yale and as one nation, with a place and a home for everyone and in pursuit of a better world for all.


Statements and Resources

Office of the President: Standing with Asian and Asian-American Communities

Belonging at Yale: Condemning Anti-Asian Violence and Racism

Asian American Cultural Center

Association of Asian American Yale Alumni

YAA: The Importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

IMPACT 2: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion