The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) Statement Following the horrific attack of Jasmer Singh
(SAN FRANCISCO, CA- October 23, 2023)– Following the horrific attack and death of Jasmer Singh, TAAF Chief Executive Officer Norman Chen (or The Asian American Foundation) issued the following statement in response:
“TAAF is saddened to hear about the death of Jasmer Singh, a Sikh American who was brutally attacked following a minor car accident. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and the broader Sikh community.
This is the second reported attack against a member of the NYC Sikh community in just a few short days. The Sikh and South Asian communities have experienced profound discrimination, which escalated after 9/11, and these recent attacks place more stress on a community already on edge. No one should live in fear for their safety based on their appearance, religion, or background.
Elders in our communities deserve to feel safe and we must come together to protect the most vulnerable in our community. It is our collective responsibility to address hate wherever it is. TAAF stands with all marginalized communities to advocate for more safety in our neighborhoods, schools, places of worship, and where we work and travel.”
TAAF serves the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in their pursuit of belonging and prosperity that is free from discrimination, slander, and violence. Founded in 2021 in response to the rise in anti-Asian hate and address the long standing underinvestment in AAPI communities, TAAF funds best in class organizations working to mobilize against hate and violence, educate communities, and reclaim our narratives through our core pillars of Anti-Hate, Education, Narrative Change, and Resources & Representation. Through our grants, high-impact initiatives and events, we're creating a permanent and irrevocable sense of belonging for millions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. For additional information about TAAF, please visit www.taaf.org.