Dear Cristo Rey De La Salle Community,

We join the Cristo Rey De La Salle community and people everywhere in mourning the victims of the horrific shootings in Atlanta. These attacks come amidst a disturbing nationwide rise in violence, discrimination, and xenophobia directed against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

These trends are only the most recent and visible manifestations of durable, damaging, and too often overlooked racism and injustice. We must condemn not only recent acts of violence against Asian-Americans, but also the much more pervasive discrimination and stereotyping that has for too long and too often harmed all people of color. We all have an obligation to stand up against racism, wherever and whenever we find it. Racism is vile. It poisons society.

At Cristo Rey De La Salle we are fighting for a more inclusive and equitable society, on our campus and beyond it. Diversity is beautiful and vibrant, period. Our future depends on ensuring that people of all backgrounds can flourish fully here and in America. Please join us in continuing to fight systemic racism and support the AAPI community.

Stephen Murphy  Ana Hernández  Gayle Klein