UNITED WAY OF DELAWARE STATEMENT REGARDING VIOLENCE AGAINST
United Way of Delaware (UWDE) condemns all forms of violence and acts of hate, especially those directed against minority populations. We are appalled and saddened by the murders of eight people, seven of whom were women, including six Asian-American women working in Asian owned-businesses, in Georgia on March 17. Just as we have done when other minority communities have come under attack, UWDE stands in solidarity with Delaware’s Asian community. We will not be silent in the face of such violence and we encourage others to be equally vocal.
Authorities have said it is too early to determine if these murders were racially motivated. But it is not too early to point out that racist rhetoric, fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, has led to Asian Americans of all ethnicities being vilified, attacked, and mistreated. We condemn this behavior wherever it may occur.
United Way of Delaware takes this moment to call on every Delawarean to honor our common human dignity, to treat one another with respect, and to support one another in making our home a better place for all.
March 18, 2021
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