Statement on Discrimination and the Coronavirus



For Immediate Release
February 24, 2020

                             

 
Organizational Statement on Discrimination and the Coronavirus

NAPABA is deeply disturbed by recent news reports alleging discriminatory and xenophobic treatment of Asians and Asian Americans in response to the coronavirus. Reports indicate students are being bullied and customers are not patronizing Asian American owned-businesses due to harmful misinformation and stereotypes about Asians and the coronavirus.
 
Discrimination and racialized fear has no credible basis in society. NAPABA urges individuals and the media to be sure not to share misinformation or perpetuate stereotypes. We encourage all individuals to rely on facts from public health authorities when dealing with the virus.
 
For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control.

 

Update, March 11, 2020

NAPABA joined over 260 organizations, including a number of affiliated bar associations, in joint message calling for unity and denouncing anti-Asian attacks, xenophobia, and racist language. Read the letter here.

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