Events in Georgia
Dr. Thomas Kouo, DAOM, L.Ac, Dipl. OM
In light of the events that occurred in Georgia in which eight persons were murdered, seven of which were of Asian descent (six of which were Asian women), we at the Eastern School would like to publicly and emphatically state our absolute abhorrence of these acts of hatred and violence. We stand in solidarity with our Asian-American brothers and sisters and share in the pain of this scapegoated racial group that has been increasingly targeted since the beginning of the pandemic. Make no mistake, racism against Asian-Americans has a long and complex history in the United States and has been ever-present in spite of the “model minority” narrative which only serves to diminish a group of people based on the color of their skin. We will keep hoping for a world in which our children will know more acceptance and love than we did. We will cry and mourn when events like the ones in Georgia occur because we still know they are wrong.
The Eastern School values each and every person with whom we share a community and come into contact. We do not believe in hate. We do not believe in division and oppression. There is no place for these things at the Eastern School. We will protect our community against the virus of hate that threatens us perhaps even more than COVID-19. We will help each other heal from the pain and suffering caused by hate and acts of violence against our brothers and sisters.