Stop Asian Hate: It’s Time to Create Change

March 19, 2021


Anti-Asian hate crimes surged by 150% in 2020. And, unfortunately, more and more Asian American victims continue to join these horrifying numbers. 

Enough is enough. We need more than thoughts and prayers. We need action.

“We’re deeply angered and heartbroken at the anti-Asian attacks, and we’re grieving with every affected family. Asian American hate is not new; and over the last year, it has spiked sharply. We stand against hate. Asian American voices matter. Let’s amplify them.”

— Sophie Vu, Chief Marketing Officer, Unbabel

With all the cultures and languages globally, what we truly need is universal understanding and unity against hate. And we believe it is possible — if we try harder.

At Unbabel, we’re taking a firm stance against white supremacy, racism, and hate. 

We stand in solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. And we urge our employees, customers, and partners to join us in the fight against anti-Asian crime. 

Unbabel will match employee donations to the following organizations, and we encourage you to do the same individually or as a company:

  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)
    Since 1991, AAJC has fought for civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build an equitable society for all.
  • AAPI Community Fund
    Donations to the AAPI Community Fund will go toward organizations that support and empower Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, especially those affected by violence. 
  • Stop AAPI Hate
    Launched in March 2020, Stop AAPI Hate reporting center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Here are some more resources to help you support communities of color and be a great ally:

Shun harmful stereotypes.
Stop upholding the model minority myth.

Take an intervention training.
Hollaback!, in collaboration with AAJC, offers virtual bystander intervention trainings.

Educate yourself.
Find books and resources that help you learn more.

Speak up.
Show your AAPI coworkers, friends, and contacts that you’re there for them.

There’s so much more work to be done. And we’re willing to listen, learn, and put in the effort to create an inclusive, welcoming and safe world for everyone. Please join us.

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