Joint Statement

                              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

 

                                              南加州中华高校校友会联盟
                                                   南加州中华科工学会
                                              美华海洋大气学会南加分会
                                    关于近来针对亚裔的仇恨事件的联合声明

这周在亚特兰大发生的连环枪击案,八位被残酷杀害的无辜遇害者中,有六位为亚裔,这一悲剧让美国亚裔群体感到无比震惊与愤怒。此外,我们也曾多次看到,多位亚裔老人在光天化日之下遭到无故殴打与袭击,其中包括一位70岁左右的亚裔男子,他被犯罪嫌疑人推倒在地,受伤严重,致其死亡。而这些犯罪,在新冠疫情大流行期间发生的近4000起针对亚裔的仇恨犯罪行为里,仅仅是其中几例。最近,亚裔美国人受到越来越多的袭击伤害与骚扰,针对亚裔的仇恨犯罪行为急剧增加,这给亚裔群体、乃至整个国家都敲响了警钟;而各种有形或无形的对亚裔人群的歧视也频被报道。

 

南加州中华高校校友会联盟、南加州中华科工学会与美华海洋大气学会南加分会共同发表以下声明:对于针对美国亚裔的任何言语或行为上的犯罪、种族歧视与仇外行为,我们绝不容忍!这些仇恨犯罪,以及任何形式的仇视与偏见行为,在我们的亚裔社区将没有任何立足之地!

 

鉴于本周以及过去一年中发生的种种仇恨犯罪事件,我们亚裔群体必须立即行动起来进行反击。我们想强调,因为其种族或民族血统发生的针对亚裔的犯罪行为,就是仇恨犯罪。我们敦促亚裔社区的成员们,要积极向执法部门举报仇恨犯罪行为,向媒体披露基于仇恨的各种事件,与各个民权协会多多交流沟通,这不仅是保护我们亚裔自己,更是防止未来针对包括非裔、亚裔与西班牙裔美国人在内的所有少数族裔群体的仇恨行为发生。

 

我们感谢各大主流媒体、联邦与州执法机构、以及各个主流组织对亚裔社区与群体的大力声援与支持。正如拜登总统在最近这次针对亚裔的仇恨犯罪事件时的表态:“这是错误的,这是非美国的行为,必须停止!”

 

 

声明社团:

 

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

COAA-SCC: 美华海洋大气学会南加分会,隶属于美华海洋大气学会,该学会成立于1993年,致力于促进海洋与大气研究领域的专业人员交流、分享与职业发展。

https://coaascc.wordpress.com/   

 

            2021年3月18日