The Psychology Department at Binghamton University unequivocally condemns racism, violence and threats of harm towards Black individuals in our local communities and nation, as a whole. In doing so, we affirm the 2020 statement of American Psychological Association, particularly its emphasis on the fact that Americans “…are living in a racism pandemic, which is taking a heavy psychological toll on our African American citizens,” adding that “[t]he health consequences [to them] are dire.” In 2021, the racism pandemic unfortunately continues to harm members of minority communities.
For example, on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, there was a devastating loss of life from the mass shooting targeting Asian Americans in the Atlanta area. Unfortunately, there has been a rise in anti-Asian hate incidents in our country since March 2020. Since January 1, 2021, there have been more than 500 such incidents. (Source: @stopaapihate). Our department stands with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and unequivocally condemns the increasing hate and violence directed at members of it.
The Psychology Department will continue to speak out and remain in solidarity against racism. We maintain our commitment to creating a safe, inclusive and diverse work and learning environment. Binghamton University's Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is committed to an inclusive and safe campus community, offering resources to students, faculty and staff. If you witness or experience an incident of hate or bias, we encourage you to report it here.
Throughout the United States, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), including AAPI members of our community are too often subjected to systemic forms of explicit and implicit racism, including discrimination and bias that devastates their physical and mental wellbeing. We encourage individuals interested in becoming more involved and wishing to support their peers to seek out resources from the American Psychological Association’s website and the Asian American Psychological Association to take positive action for social change.
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Chancellor Malatras Announces Inaugural Recipients of the New SUNY Graduate Research Empowering and Accelerating Talent Awards.
22 Students Each Awarded $5,000 in Funds for Research Expenses, Travel, Professional Development, and Stipend Support.