Responses to Hate

JACL responds to incidents of defamation and hate directed at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through direct intervention or by providing assistance to JACL chapters to confront incidents in their local areas.

See below for our most recent responses to hate.


JACL Disappointed By Level of Discipline of Racist Gesture: Statement from JACL National President

Update: JACL requested a formal meeting with the commissioner. That letter can be found here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2017 Statement by Gary Mayeda, National President, gmayeda@jacl.org Commissioner Manfred’s decision is to suspend Mr. Gurriel for 5 games in 2018. That starts March 29, 2018. Why does that just not…

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JACL Response to Major League Baseball Disciplinary Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2017 Press Release Contact: Jeffrey Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org David Inoue, Executive Director, dinoue@jacl.org, 202-607-7273 JACL applauds the swiftness and degree of punishment as well as the unanimity of Major League Baseball, the Commissioner Manfred, both World Series teams’ leadership, and the…

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JACL Condemns Racist Gesture by Houston Astros Baseball Player During World Series Game

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2017 Press Release Contact: Jeffrey Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org David Inoue, Executive Director, dinoue@jacl.org, 202-607-7273 Friday night, Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel, hit a home run off of Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish. Mr. Gurriel followed his home run with a racist gesture…

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JACL Condemns Trump Pardon of Joe Arpaio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2017 Press Release Contact: Jeffrey Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org David Inoue, Executive Director, dinoue@jacl.org The Japanese American Citizens League condemns the pardoning of former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio. Mr. Arpaio abused the power of his position to blatantly engage in racial…

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JACL Condemns Weekend Hate Rallies in Charlottesville and Seattle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2017 Press Release Contact: Jeffrey Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org David Inoue, Executive Director, dinoue@jacl.org The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) joins with the overwhelming majority of Americans who denounce the racism, bigotry, and violence that resulted in three deaths this weekend in…

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