Kentucky Psychological Association and Kentucky Psychological Foundation 
Joint Statement on AAPI Violence

We grieve with the friends and family of those killed in Atlanta earlier this week. The Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA) and The Kentucky Psychological Foundation (KPF) strongly condemn the ongoing brutal acts of violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. In the midst of a gravely concerning increase in hate crimes and Anti-Asian xenophobia during the COVID-19 pandemic, this week’s egregious violence in Atlanta serves as a stark reminder that genderism and xenophobia continue to oppress and threaten individuals, especially women, of Asian descent. We recognize this bigotry and hatred against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is not new, but rather part of a long-standing pattern of discrimination and white supremacy.
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