The recent upsurge in violence again fellow citizens of Asian heritage is yet another reminder that we have much work to do in becoming communities of inclusion that welcome and value people for their contributions and innate worth. History reminds us that under times of great turmoil and stress that there are invariably efforts among some to find a scapegoat or group on which to place blame. While it is misguided and morally wrong, the most effective way to counter such tendencies is for people, individually and collectively, to let their voices be heard in clear and determined language, that hate and violence have no place in our communities.

The SFS community worldwide wants to make our voice heard that we strongly reject the bigotry and violence directed toward our fellow citizens of Asian heritage, and to the contrary, welcome and value people for the unique gifts and talents they offer.