Faculty Statements on Diversity
The Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies supports the University’s core values encouraging diversity and equal educational and employment opportunities throughout the University community. These values are articulated in the University’s Non-Discrimination Policy and by the office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.
The Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies condemns the attacks on Asian Americans in Atlanta on March 16, 2021. This violence comes in the wake of a year that has seen a rise in incidents of anti-Asian violence and discrimination in the U.S. Such violence has been enabled by a long history of white supremacy, racism, and xenophobia in America that has been exacerbated by the structural inequalities laid bare by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We stand in solidarity with Asian and Asian American students, faculty, and staff and commit to working to counter such bias in our teaching, research, and service to the university and community. Resources to support such work can be found here, as compiled by Professor Heidi Kim, Director of the Asian American Center at UNC:
Asian American Community Organizations
UNC Asian American Center. Asian American Center (unc.edu)
North Carolina Asian Americans Together. North Carolina Asian Americans Together (ncaatogether.org)
Counseling and Psychological Services
Asian American Psychological Association COVID-19 Resources, AAPA COVID-19 Related Resources – Google Docs
Asian Mental Health Collective (online community for Asian mental health support). Asian Mental Health Collective (asianmhc.org)
Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American Therapist Directory
24-Hour Asian LifeNet Hotline. Call 1 (877) 990-8585, Available 24/7. Languages available: Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Jorean, Fujianese.
Resources for Reporting Hate Crimes