Chinese University Alumni Association Alliance of Southern California (CUAAASC)
Chinese-American Engineers and Scientists Association of Southern California (CESASC)
Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Southern California Chapter (COAA-SCC)
Statement regarding the recent anti-Asian hate crimes
The Asian American community was shocked as six of the eight innocent people brutally killed in the Atlanta shootings were of Asian descent. We have all seen a 70 year old Asian man get killed after being pushed down on the street; and we have seen Asian elders get beaten and punched in broad daylight. Those crimes were among nearly 4,000 anti-Asian hate incidents perpetrated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently Asian Americans have been increasingly attacked and harassed. The sharp increase in Asian hate crimes raise alarms for both Asian American communities and the nation as a whole. There is both visible and invisible discrimination against people of Asian heritage.
CUAAASC, CESASC and COAA-SCC, We three organizations will not tolerate crime, racism or xenophobia in action or in language targeting Asians in America. These crimes, and other acts of hate and bias, have no place in our community.
In light of what happened this week and throughout this past year, we must take immediate action to fight back. We want to emphasize that a criminal act against Asians, because of their ethnicity or national origin, is a hate crime. We urge members of our community to report hate-based crimes to law enforcement, to disclose hate-based incidents to the media and to communicate with civil rights associations so as to protect ourselves and prevent future incidents against all minorities including African, Asian and Hispanic Americans, etc.
We thank the mainstream media, the federal and state law enforcement agencies and mainstream organizations for their overwhelming support of Asian American Communities. In addressing a recent anti-Asian hate crime, President Biden declared that “It is wrong, it is un-American and it must stop.”
Introduction of three organizations:
CUAAASC: The Chinese University Alumni Association Alliance of Southern California, representing 65-member alumni associations and over 50,000 alumni in Southern California. Welcome to CUAAASC
CESASC: The Chinese-American Engineers and Scientists Association of Southern California Founded in 1962, CESASC is one of the largest and most prestigious Chinese American professional organizations in Southern California. CESASC | Chinese-American Engineers and Scientists Association of Southern California
COAA-SCC: It is the Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Southern California Chapter, COAA is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 to facilitate networking among oceanic and atmospheric professionals, promote interests and professional excellence, and provide technical exchange and career opportunities. https://coaascc.wordpress.com/
March 18th 2021
CUAAASC: 南加州中华高校校友会联盟，包括南加地区65家中华高校校友会单位，有超过50,000名校友成员。Welcome to CUAAASC
CESASC: 南加州中华科工学会，成立于1962年，是南加地区最大、最知名的专业社团之一。南加州中华科工学会CESASC | Chinese-American Engineers and Scientists Association of Southern California