The Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion Committee mourns the victims of the recent shootings of Asian Americans in Atlanta. Our hearts go out to the families of those who lost loved ones as a result of the attacks. We understand that any time a member of the human family is victimized by senseless hatred and violence, we are all diminished.
Attacks on Asian Americans have been on the rise, especially since the start of the pandemic. This latest atrocity is a reminder of the continued existence of racial hatred and bigotry and the willingness of too many people to explain it away or ignore it all together. It also strengthens our resolve to oppose racism,discrimination and hatred while advocating for diversity and inclusion. Our committee stands with Chelmsford’s Asian American / Pacific Islander community as well as those communities across the country.