Why? Why do we choose to listen to prejudices, stereotypes, and preconceived notions of other cultures that are not your own. Worse off, why do some people choose to break others down, beat others up and hurt as opposed to working to support them? Hate is just prejudices acted on. Haven’t we learned with all that has happened in 2020? Besides one of the worst pandemics in modern history, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement should have woken us up to treat each other equally, kindler, and with more respect but unfortunately it has not. With the recent mass shooting in Atlanta and the recent hate cimes all throughout the US, it’s sad to report that PREJUDICES, DISCRIMINATION and RACISM still are very prevalent. Occurring in all facets around us and now, not just afflicting our Black community but now our Asian community.
I hate that as of late, I have been receiving daily text messages of “stay safe out there,” seeing Instagram posts or reading social media that today, there was yet another person of Asian descent abused/accosted or worse yet, killed for being Asian. When will we learn that in order to have a thriving community, we have to prop each other up and love one another. To truly “Make America Great Again,” the largest melting pot of all ethnicities in the world, we have to band together, stand with one another and help one another.
We can not stand idle. We all play a part in combating racism and if you see it, ACT! We here at ScaleHealth are committed to not just advocating for better and improved healthcare for all but it goes without saying, advocating for the rights of all members, partners, and humans worldwide to live a joyous life. One, that is free of fear, prejudices, and racism. It is our moral and humane obligation as humans on this Earth to ensure that hate is never tolerated and must be stamped out. We stand committed to all communities facing discrimination, especially the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, that we will always do what we can to snuffing out this virus. Our thoughts are with those directly and indirectly being impacted by these appalling attacks.
My senior year high school quote was:
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”
~ Edward Everett Hale, American author
What is that “something” that you will refuse to not do? Let’s stand together!
Stop the hate!
Stop the Asian hate!
Help is here. If you or someone you know is being impacted, please reach out! We are always here, I am always here. Do not be afraid to reach out, text, or call.
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