The Carolina Asia Center stands united with the peaceful protesters who decry police violence and institutional racism in the United States and abroad. As an organization committed to the study of Asia and its global presence, we value diversity and urge equity for all forms of cultural difference. Located in the American South, we are aware of the history and legacy of white supremacy. As such, expressions of racism, bigotry, and chauvinism against people of color generally and African-Americans particularly causes us grave concern. Further, that those who ought to protect vulnerable people have instead harmed them also threatens our mission by devaluing life itself. We call for renewed commitment to valuing diversity, upholding dignity and justice for people of color, and solidarity with meaningful social and institutional change.
- Guide created by UNC Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
- “Antiracist Toolkit” created by the Department of Asian Studies to focus on three action areas: educating and assessing ourselves; examining and revising our work; and enacting change.
We strongly encourage you to practice self-care and make use of campus resources as needed during these difficult times:
- Students: Office of the Dean of Students and/or Counseling and Psychological Services.
- Faculty & staff: Employee Assistance Program.