Executive Leadership Council Statement in Support of the Asian American Community
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2021 -- The Executive Leadership Council has released the following statement today in support of the Asian American community on the rising cases of anti-Asian hate crimes.
"The reprehensible attacks faced by the Asian American community over the past year are heartbreaking. As business leaders we must use our power and resources to support and empower our Asian American colleagues and friends. The Executive Leadership Council stands in solidarity with the Asian American community to put an end to these hate crimes."
The recent murders in Atlanta are indicative of an ongoing series of escalating incidents, notably against the elderly and women, rooted in hate against the Asian American community across the U.S. According to the Anti-Asian hate crimes tracker, Stop AAPI Hate, nearly 3,800 incidents of harassment, discrimination and racism were reported over this past year through their reporting center.
Through the Alliance for Board Diversity, The ELC actively works with the Asian American community to increase the number of ethnic minorities and women on corporate boards. So, it is no surprise that we remain aligned with this community during its unprecedented time of crisis.
Michael C. Hyter, President and CEO, The Executive Leadership Council
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