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Last night’s shootings in the Atlanta area, which killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, are another devastating reminder of the year-long rise in anti-Asian acts of racism, hate, harassment, and violence and of the long history of such incidents in our country. These acts are alarming and intolerable. Queens Public Library stands in solidarity with our Asian and Asian American communities, with our neighbors, friends, and colleagues, as we combat bigotry and hate and advance racial equity and inclusion.

Dennis M. Walcott
President & CEO, Queens Public Library