AAARI Calls for CUNY to Better Address Racism

BROOKLYN COLLEGE–With the rise of Anti-Asian violence and pandemic-related hate crimes, the Asian and Asian American Research Institute (AAARI) at CUNY released their statement calling for the university to address their systemic neglect against Asian Americans. AAARI demands CUNY implement Asian American Studies university-wide, include Asian Americans in discussions of race-based discrimination, have more Asian American leaders, and overall, uplift the community’s voices.

 “It’s imperative to us that something like an institution such as the City University of New York engage in educating people so we can create new generations of leaders that have an understanding of all of us in the country,” Joyce Moy, Executive Director of AAARI, told the Vanguard.