We express our deep concern about recent horrific acts targeting Asian and Asian Americans. Anti-Asian racism and discrimination has been on the rise in the U.S., with 3,795 hate incidents reported in the last year alone according to the Stop AAPI Hate national report.

The Cognitive Development Society strongly condemns these acts of violence against Asians and Asian Americans. We offer our own support and solidarity, knowing that the effects of this racism are felt in so many different ways. We validate the struggle of those who are distressed, knowing that this violence affects many of us personally, causing fear and distress for personal safety and that of our friends and families. As we mourn the losses of eight people who were murdered, including six Asian women, we call on our members to support each other, and take an open stand against racism and xenophobia.

If any of you see or experience a hate incident, here’s a place to report it: https://stopaapihate.org/     

We also encourage our members to read the  Statement Condemning Violence Against Asian and Asian Americans from the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA).

Further resources:

APA Resources for Bullying & Victimization of Asian American Students

APA Racism, Bias, and Discrimination Resources