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Faculty Statement Against Anti-Asian Hate

A‌ ‌statement‌ ‌from‌ ‌Faculty‌ ‌Congress.

As the faculty of Villanova University, we are greatly troubled by the increasing displays of violence and hate targeting people of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) descent in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in this country and around the world. All such displays injure our individual and collective souls.

Villanova University’s recent "Statement on Antiracism" emphasizes that "the work of antiracism is essential to the creation of a living, learning, and working community where all can thrive." We therefore pledge to all students, faculty, and staff of API descent our clear and unmistakable support. We reject anti-Asian racism, indeed all racism, and all forms of xenophobia. We pledge to educate ourselves and to serve as active and visible allies against all forms of hate.

We encourage everyone in the Villanova Community to take a stand against the ideologies that perpetuate misguided stereotypes and result in violence against those of API heritage.


The Faculty Congress of Villanova University
March 18, 2021



Additional resources can be found on the Aequitas: Presidential Task Force on Race web site.