AAPI Statement of Support

To the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the Department of Psychological Science, UNC Charlotte, and broader Charlotte community, we stand with you against hate.

The AAPI community has experienced an increas​e in ​relentless violence over the past yea​r.​ And on March 16, 2021, a white man in Atlanta shot and killed 8 people, 6 of whom were Asian women. We mourn the lives that were lost. This was an act of terrorism steeped in and motivated by misogyny, classism, immigration status biases, professional class biases, and white supremacy.

The Department of Psychological Science will continue its effort​s in dismantling and critically interrogating the systems of oppression and discrimination that have resulted in the hate crimes plaguing the AAPI community. We do so in order to create space where one day every member of our community feels safe and valued.

We encourage students, faculty, and staff to reach out to continue the conversation. We recognize that this is a time of great fear and sorrow for our AAPI community and are here to offer our support.

Finally, we encourage all to care for their mental and physical health during these uncertain and threatening times. Below are a few resources:

If you want to help:​

If you need support:​

Charlotte Area Resources:​