Statement from the Faculty and Staff of the Economics Department in support of our Asian American community members


We, the faculty and staff of the Berkeley Economics Department, are profoundly disturbed by the terrible incident that took place near Atlanta Georgia on March 17 2021, and by the rising trend in harassment and violence against Asian Americans, Asians, and Pacific Islanders in California and the United States. Much of this violence has been against women and the elderly.

We condemn any and all forms of violence or discrimination against Asians, Asian Americans, Asians, Pacific Islanders, and all other groups. We ask everyone to reach out and show solidarity and support for our Asian and Pacific Islander students, colleagues and family members.

For those who may be in need, here are a few resources: