we’re all in this together
The emergence of a global health crisis is causing increased worry in an already anxious world. Daily exposure to news about COVID-19 has resulted in a range of responses, particularly for students and others with loved ones in China and other affected areas of the world.
The rise of coronavirus hate crimes is concerning to us all. Throughout history we have seen examples of marginalized groups being scapegoated specifically around illness and disease. We can and must be better than this. The Westmoreland Diversity Coalition encourages the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission to expand its efforts to investigate attacks on Pennsylvania’s Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, as well as increase its programming to educate and inform the public so as to prevent further discrimination that may result due to this pandemic.
Everything will be easier if we all are good to ourselves and each other.
Make Our Differences Our Strengths