In recognition of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Center for Constitutional Rights offers the following statement of solidarity:
We stand in solidarity and celebrate with Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities this month and every day. We honor and walk in your legacy of principled resistance and pursuit of justice.
We support our Asian and AAPI colleagues, social justice advocates, and allies who are fighting against racism, colonization, inhuman immigration policies, militarism, cisheteropatriarchy, and hatred. We stand with those demanding remedy and repair for historical injustice, and advancing equity through litigation, advocacy, and narrative shifting.
As we uplift the legacy of resistance of Asian and AAPI communities this month, we condemn the devastating racist attacks against community members throughout the pandemic and long before. These incidents of violence are not isolated, but rather part of a centuries-long history of xenophobic racism, criminalization, and the brutal economic exploitation of Asian and AAPI communities, particularly Asian women, that in the U.S. extends back to the first presence of Asian communities and has been perpetuated in legalized anti-Asian sentiment.
This Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recommit to dismantling the multiple oppressions that threaten the safety and undermine the freedoms and dreams of our Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander communities. Until collective liberation.
The Center for Constitutional Rights works with communities under threat to fight for justice and liberation through litigation, advocacy, and strategic communications. Since 1966, the Center for Constitutional Rights has taken on oppressive systems of power, including structural racism, gender oppression, economic inequity, and governmental overreach. Learn more at ccrjustice.org.