The Alliance strongly condemns the recent violence in Atlanta, and all expressions of hate, discrimination, and racist sentiment against Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Asian-Americans. This racist and misogynistic violence, which has risen significantly in the last year (1), is rooted in a long history of anti-Asian discrimination in the United States.
Building a more inclusive and equitable nation is a work in progress. The Alliance remains in solidarity with our Asian, Pacific Islander, and Asian-American faculty, staff, learners, and the entire academic internal medicine community in support of the right to live free of racism and discrimination in professional and personal settings.
The Alliance is Even Better Together when we rise together to meet the challenges facing us in the social, educational, and financial sectors of health care. AAIM encourages you to share your feedback, narratives, and ideas for change in the AAIM Diversity and Inclusion Community discussion forum (member log-in required) as well as in the association forums to learn from each other and to consider what we as an organization can do to work for justice.
Bergitta E. Cotroneo, FACMPEDeputy Chief Executive Officer and EVP