Week 3: March 22 2021
UNMC 21-week Racial Equity Challenge
Welcome to the 21-week Racial Equity Challenge
Diversity scholar Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. [eddiemoorejr.com] created the 21-Day Challenge concept to promote a deeper understanding of race, power, privilege, supremacy, and oppression. The UNMC Department of Medicine has modified this challenge to create a 21-week program in collaboration with the Office of Inclusion. You can subscribe to receive weekly emails with suggested articles, podcasts, and webinars that will help you raise awareness, compassion, understanding, and engagement towards racial equity. You can get a lapel pin from the Office of Inclusion that will represent your commitment towards working towards racial equity and understanding the experience of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who are your colleagues, friends, patients, and community members Track your progress here.
How to address the surge of anti-Asian hate crimes | PBS NewsHour In the wake of the recent racially motivated murders Asian women in Atlanta we would like to take the time to raise awareness about the rise in anti-Asian racism and hate crimes in the United States. Racially motivated harassment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) is a longstanding issue in the U.S., but in the year since COVID-19 entered the country, incidents have been on the rise [pbs.org]. This PBS NewsHour segment examines the origin of this surge in racism and hate crimes toward the AAPI community and how to address it.
[podcasts.apple.com]The Rise In Anti-Asian Attacks During The COVID-19 Pandemic : 1A : NPR [npr.org] The organization Stop AAPI Hate tracks violence against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. A recent report documented 3,795 incidents since March 2020, and women report hate incidents 2.3 times more than men. The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino reported a 150 percent rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans in 16 cities in 2020. These incidents range from violent attacks and verbal abuse to the vandalization of Asian-owned businesses.
Many communities are showing their support for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, or AAPI in using social media and other forms of activism. These efforts are raising awareness about the degree of racism and hate crimes experienced by the AAPI community. Anti-Asian racism can range from racially insensitive words or incidents to physical attacks like we have seen reported, and these have increased over the last year, fueled by Anti-Asian rhetoric during the pandemic. Experts in this article share resources about extending anti-racist solidarity and support the AAPI community.