When any member of our family hurts, we all hurt. Our family aches for our Asian sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters, grandmothers and grandfathers – for those who have been hurt by hate in any form: words, actions, intolerance, insensitivity, injustice, and especially, violence. Not only does our What to Expect family stand by Asian families with support, solidarity, and unconditional love, but we condemn rhetoric that fuels hate.
My favorite Martin Luther King Jr. quote is one that resonates today, echoing what we’re feeling as we reel from this week’s horrific attack on the Asian community: “Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
Our heart goes out to all those who have experienced hate crimes, and to all those who are aching so deeply in the Atlanta area, around the nation, and around the world.