Letter from Mary Barra, Chairman & CEO, General Motors, Regarding AAPI Community
Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of General Motors sent a message to all General Motors employees acknowledging the ongoing hate, discrimination and racism that has happened in the last year in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community,
"The Asian American and Pacific Islander community has continued to face increased acts of violence including the unthinkable tragedy in Atlanta this week, a place where many of our colleagues live and work. We are thinking of our global employees who may have friends or family members impacted. I am deeply saddened by this growing hate and that many of these targeted attacks have been aimed at women and the elderly. These racist acts will not be tolerated, and I want you to know that General Motors is a place where everyone is welcome and valued. We stand with you, and we are here for you.
With the goal of becoming the most inclusive company in the world, we have to acknowledge where we are today and what still needs to be done. We must continue to do better to unify our communities through listening, understanding, and dialogue. Our Be Inclusive behavior and commitment to change guides us.
I encourage us all to support our colleagues during this difficult time.
Shilpan Amin, Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain at GM further commented,
"We stand united with our AAPI employees, customers and communities who are experiencing the increasing acts of violence and attacks across the nation. We continue to state categorically and unequivocally that GM will be advocates for inclusion, tolerance and justice. And I know if we all rally around these values it will make our company, our industry and our country stronger and better. Thank you for your support and commitment to General Motors and the values that we all share."
General Motors shared a message on Twitter today about the recent incident in Atlanta, Georgia:
What happened in Georgia this week was a senseless, horrific act of violence and an ongoing tragedy for our country. Our hearts go out to the victims and their loved ones. As a country, more must be done to protect and support the AAPI community and stand united against racism.