ARLINGTON, Va.—March 22, 2021—We are saddened by the hateful acts of violence that took the lives of eight people, including six Asian women, in Atlanta last week. It is a horrific tragedy on its own, but it is also the latest incident in an ever rising tide of racially-motivated violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We extend our deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and to the communities across the United States that been profoundly affected by this unacceptable assault.
The National Science Teaching Association strongly condemns anti-Asian discrimination and does not tolerate racism, bigotry, and hate in any form. We speak as an organization deeply committed to social justice and dedicated to our continual effort to promote the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the work we do to support science educators and their students.
Kate Falk, NSTA
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