IABA Condemns COVID-19 Based Discrimination & Attacks
The Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) condemns the discriminatory rhetoric and racist attacks against the Asian Pacific American (APA) community in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Amid the rising public fear about the COVID-19 pandemic, there are alarming reports of misinformation across the country and attacks targeting APA communities linked to racist assumptions about who has COVID-19. Discrimination and racism have no place in our democracy.
As a minority bar association, we stand in solidarity with other communities who have been subject of racism and discrimination. During these unprecedent times, it is important that we continue to speak out against discrimination and racism. Now is a time for us to come together to ensure the health and safety for all.