Paulette Granberry Russell, J.D.

President's Message

On Tuesday, March 16, 2021, shootings in the Atlanta-area led to the murder of eight people, including six Asian women. NADOHE mourns the loss of innocent lives and while the man charged with murder denies that his actions were racially motivated, NADOHE cannot ignore the threats, intimidation, assaults, injuries and death that is fueled by Anti-Asian discrimination and hate crimes. Over the past year, Asians and Asian Americans have been the victims of increased racism and xenophobia. Stop AAPI Hate (https://stopaapihate.org/), a hate tracker created last year by several Asian American groups, has recorded more than 2,800 incidents of racism and discrimination targeting Asian Americans between March and December 2020. 

Racist and violent behavior against the Asian, Asian American, and the Pacific Islander community must stop.  Scapegoating must stop, harassment must stop, and hate must stop.  As a civilized society we are a nation of laws and human rights.  We urge our leaders to uphold these rights and to take action against hate crimes.  We urge colleges and universities to denounce acts of racism and hate on their campus and in society. 

NADOHE stands in solidarity with the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander American community and will continue to work to end racism and hate in all its forms. 
 

Paulette Granberry Russell, J.D.
President, NADOHE