Statement on Anti-Asian Racism, Hate, and Violence
The El Monte City School District is saddened by the increasing number of violent crimes against the Asian-American community. The latest report from Stop AAPI Hate has revealed that nearly 3,800 reports of anti-Asian incidents have occurred over the past year. Yesterday in Georgia, we saw anti-Asian violence escalate to the point that claimed the lives of eight people, six of whom were Asian women.
As a District that revels in its diversity, promotes inclusivity and strives to help achieve racial equity and social justice, we condemn the xenophobic harassments, assaults, and killings that are threatening the Asian-American community.
We proudly stand beside the Asian-American community, not just because it is our duty as compassionate human beings, but because the Asian-American community is our community.
For resources and information on how you can address anti-Asian racism and discrimination, please click here. Remember, the first step to stopping hate is by reporting it when you see it. The Anti Hate Reporting Hotline takes reports by phone or online. They accept reports of hate crimes, hate acts, and incidents of bullying that have occurred in LA County (regardless of whether a crime has been committed). Report Hate to LA County by clicking here or calling (800) 339-6993 toll free or dial 211 in LA County.