In the face of rising anti-Asian violence, I stand in solidarity with Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and everyone who supports them. Dangerous and false rhetoric has made this diverse community and their vibrant neighbourhoods the targets of hate crimes, and I strongly condemn it.
I also stand in opposition to attacks on other historically persecuted groups, targeted for their ethnic or racial heritage, religious beliefs, gender identification or sexuality. As part of ongoing efforts at diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion, I will work with my team to recognize bias that leads to racially motivated violence.
(This reflects my beliefs as well as those of SATW, The Society of American Travel Writers, to which I belong and am a past president.)