A collective stand against the country’s rising anti-Asian racism | NOVA

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This week’s tragic killings in Atlanta are a continuation of the anti-Asian racism the nation has seen for the previous 12 months. The connected letter is a joint assertion reflecting our collective stand in opposition to this racism and for a dedication to fostering inclusivity in our nation.

We’re outraged and heartbroken by the murders of eight folks in Georgia, together with six girls of Asian descent. Anti-Asian racism has deep roots in our nation’s historical past, however shouldn’t have any place in our nation’s future. In these difficult occasions, with anti-Asian sentiment on the rise nationwide, we imagine that silence itself generally is a type of violence. As leaders in public media, we really feel it’s crucial for us to obviously state our opposition to misogyny, hatred and racism in all kinds. And we be a part of our chief government, Jon Abbott, in extending heartfelt help for our Asian American/Pacific Islander family and friends, colleagues, workers and the communities we serve.

John Bredar, VP for Nationwide Programming, GBH

Raney Aronson-Rath, Government Producer, FRONTLINE

Marsha Bemko, Government Producer, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Julia Cort, Co-Government Producer, NOVA

Denise DiIanni, Senior Government in Cost, GBH STUDIO SIX

Laurie Donnelly, Government Producer, GBH STUDIO SIX

Cameo George, Government Producer, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Chris Schmidt, Co-Government Producer, NOVA

Susanne Simpson, Government Producer, MASTERPIECE

Judith Vecchione, Government Producer, GBH STUDIO SIX