The following statement by Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber was shared on the President’s blog on March 17, 2021:
I join the Princeton University community and people everywhere in mourning the victims of last night’s horrific shootings in Atlanta. Though the killings remain under investigation, these attacks come amidst a disturbing nationwide rise in violence, discrimination, and xenophobia directed against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
As scholars including Princeton’s own Anne Cheng and Beth Lew-Williams have demonstrated in research and public commentary, these trends are only the most recent and visible manifestations of durable, damaging, and too often overlooked racism and injustice. We must condemn not only recent acts of violence against Asian-Americans, but also the much more pervasive discrimination and stereotyping that has for too long and too often harmed Asian American lives and impoverished our society.
Read more about President Eisgruber's March 17th Statement.