Asian Community Fund joins other organizations in condemning racial attack in Texas

August 29, 2022


Editor's Note: The Asian Community Fund at the Boston Foundation joined with eight other groups in condemnation of an unprovoked verbal attack on a group of Indian-American women in Plano, Texas that was captured on video and shared widely on social media last week. The woman accused in the attack was arrested and chargeed with assault and making terroristic threats. She was held with a $10,000 bond.

We the representatives of Indian American organizations in New England and our allies, strongly condemn the recent act of anti-Asian violence in Plano, Texas. We are very disturbed by this and recently increased acts of violence and hate crimes against Indians, South Asians, and Asian Americans in general. We do commend the Plano Police department for responding to the incident with urgency and understanding. 

Asian Americans, like all other immigrants, have made significant contributions to this great land despite facing ongoing prejudice based on accents, color, religion, or perceptions of leadership or other abilities. 

We believe in the fair treatment of all human beings regardless of age, education level, race, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, nationality, national origin, creed, accent, physical and mental ability, political and religious stance, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, socioeconomic status, veteran status, profession, or any other human differences.

We unequivocally and unapologetically condemn the divisive forces of hate, inequity, and injustice. We stand united in love and peace and stand against racist, discriminatory, violent acts against any community.

Together, we say to those who are victims of such acts, “We see you; we hear you; we stand with you.”

Respectfully and in solidarity,

India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB)
India Society of Worcester (ISW)
Saheli Boston
Blackstone Valley India Society, Boston Chapter
ADL New England North America
Telugu Society, Boston Chapter
Asian Community Fund
India Association of New Hampshire
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