The Asian American Alliance tonight released a statement signed by more than 50 student groups condemning a racially motivated attack on the Columbia University campus against an Asian male.
NJ.com reports a football player from Columbia has been arrested and charged with a hate crime in the attack.
Police say defensive lineman Chad Washington followed the victim out of the dorms, pushed him against the wall and yelled racial slurs at him.
“This is not an isolated event, nor should the perpetrator of this incident be treated as an anomaly,” the Asian American Alliance wrote in its statement to the Columbia University administration.
Among the 55 or so student groups that signed the statement in support is the Black Student Union.
The suspect is black. He graduated from Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, CA
“Any form of minority-on-minority racism or discrimination represents a missed opportunity for solidarity across communities of color. In order to fight shared systems of oppression, it is important for the Asian community and the Black community to be in solidarity.”