April 1, 2021
On behalf of Veris Wealth Partners, we wish to denounce the increasing hate crimes geared towards the Asian and Asian-American communities and individuals in the United States, in the wake of COVID-19 and express our condolences to all those affected. While these incidents have increased over the last year, racism and hate crimes towards the Asian and Asian-American communities has a long history in this country.
We condemn the racial violence and mass-shooting which took place this past month in Atlanta and reject the notion that these were not hate crimes geared towards Asian-Americans working at these three spas. We are very concerned about the anti-Asian rhetoric and attacks we have seen recently, including the public beating this week in New York City of a 65-year old Asian-American woman. These acts are horrifying to our firm.
As an impact-only Wealth Management firm, we are committed to advancing the cause of racial equity. Our staff and leadership team are committed to addressing racial equity in how we treat all stakeholders, how we invest, hire and operate. Our firm will stand with the victims of racial violence, and we look forward to continuing this work together with our clients and partners.
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