Statement against AAPI racism

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The Washington Hospitality Association denounces racism and racist violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

The hospitality industry is proud to be incredibly diverse. We have long been the industry where people from all backgrounds can start their career, start their own businesses, and share their culture with the world.

Violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community has been on the rise nationally, and this is unacceptable. We stand in support of the AAPI community, and denounce racism and racist violence in all forms.

As we pledged this summer in our Black Lives Matter statement (link), the Washington Hospitality Association is devoted to learning our role and how we can use our power to advocate for inclusion, diversity, and opportunity for everyone pursuing the American Dream.