The Clyfford Still Museum deplores the recent killing of eight innocent people, including six women of Asian descent, in Georgia. The victims were Soon Chung Park, Suncha Kim, Yong Ae Yue, Hyun Jung Grant, Xiaojie Tan, Delaina Yaun, Daoyou Feng, and Paul Andre Michels. We condemn the racially-motivated hatred and violence increasingly directed at members of our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities. The Clyfford Still Museum emphatically states our commitment to people of AAPI origins and all members of our BIPOC community, and we stand firmly against racism directed at these members of our community. We are actively engaged in an ongoing effort to be an anti-racist organization, and we will continue in our work to promote a society that values all people.
We hope the senseless and horrific events can motivate each of us to become more active in advancing the fight against prejudice and falsehoods that underlie racially-based hatred and violence. Jennifer Ho (professor of ethnic studies and director of the Center for Humanities & the Arts at the University of Colorado Boulder, and president of the Association for Asian American Studies) has assembled some helpful history and resources about anti-Asian racism. Anti-Asian Violence Resources and StopAAPIHate.org also provide information and include ways each of us can take action to support the AAPI members of our community.