The UF College of Dentistry condemns all acts of hate and violence. A week ago, eight people in Atlanta, including six Asian women, were the victims of a senseless murder spree. We extend support to faculty, staff, students and patients of Asian heritage in our community. This comes at a time when hate crimes targeting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities have increased across the country.
Yesterday in Boulder 10 people were killed in a supermarket. Yet again, more sorrow, grief and senseless violence.
As UF President Fuchs wrote after the Atlanta killings, “…we have a privilege and responsibility to raise our voice against prejudice and xenophobia and for shared understanding and mutual respect for all people.” As a college, we celebrate a culture of dignity, respect, support and compassion, and continue to work towards fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. Right now, I want to be sure we are doing what we can to ensure that all members of our college community feel safe, secure and supported.
Below are various resources for support, reporting and educating ourselves, and how we can strive to do better for our friends, neighbors and colleagues.
- UFCD Anti-Discrimination Statement & Reporting
- Reporting a Bias or Hate Crime to UF
- If you feel anxious and need help: Care Team or call 352-392-1575
Educating Ourselves About Anti-Asian Racism & How We Can Help
- How To Be An Ally
- History of Anti-Asian Hate
- Standing Up to Anti-Asian Racism
- Anti-Asian Violence Resources