FCC Board of Directors Statement on Anti-Asian Racism
In keeping with our mission to promote the well-being of Chinese adoptees, FCC supports efforts to combat violence, harassment and discrimination against Asians and Pacific Islanders. The murders of six women of Asian descent in Atlanta in March are a stark reminder, after a year of increasing violence toward Asian Americans during the global pandemic, that anti-Asian discrimination is often overlooked, is dangerous, and impacts all people of Asian ethnicity, including our FCC Chinese adoptee members, and Asian adoptive families.
Many of our adoptees and their families are struggling with how to deal with their grief and anger over the racial injustices that this event, along with other incidents this year, have thrown into the harsh national spotlight.
How can we best support and advocate for the safety and well-being of Asian adopted persons and the Asian communities around us? To paraphrase Elie Wiesel, the opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference—which could include inaction against a social disease like racism that affects our loved ones, or a failure to listen to and validate the emotional pain of a transracially adopted child, young adult, sibling or friend, or help them with resources to cope with the reality of racism.
Please check into the list of resources provided here on our website, including helpful articles, organizations, and efforts that you can support or participate in, to help combat anti-Asian racism and racial injustice against minorities.
This list is a work in progress, so please check it often to find new additions. Please feel free to suggest efforts we may have overlooked by writing to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in solidarity against racism,
The FCC Board of Directors
FCC Greater New York
PO Box 237065
New York, NY 10023