We at SERC are shocked and saddened about the recent crimes against Asian communities, including the senseless deaths in Atlanta. Under our Racial Equity and Social Justice efforts, we are unequivocal about the role of white supremacy in perpetuating lies that fellow human beings are a threat, and using vile excuses to dominate and attack innocent people. While it’s easy to denounce violence, we have an obligation to call out and never accept the common and persistent racism that ultimately leads extremists to take lives. We stand with our Asian brothers and sisters, friends, colleagues, and members of our communities and forcefully condemn actions of bigotry and hate.