This is a difficult week for many members of the Asian diaspora, which includes me and 9.9% of EAs (according to the 2019 community survey). Anti-Asian hate crimes may be dwarfed morally by many of the problems the EA movement focuses on, but they have had an emotional impact on many people of Asian descent disproportionate to their humanitarian impact. As a community, we should stand against the intolerance and unnecessary suffering caused by these hate crimes, and support our community members who have been upset by this.
- EA and tackling racism (Sanjay, 2020)
- What you can do to fight violence and racism against Asian Americans (Vignesh Ramachandran, PBS Newshour, 2021)
- Anti-Asian Violence Resources compilation (note that I have not vetted and don't necessarily endorse all of these resources, but I recommend checking them out in order to learn about the issue)