How To Support Your Asian Colleagues Right Now At Work

By Monica Torres, HuffPost |

Living through these traumatic times takes a toll. More than half of Asian Americans who responded to AAPI Data’s 2020 Asian American Voter Survey said they worried somewhat often or very often about experiencing hate crimes, harassment and discrimination because of anti-Asian rhetoric surrounding COVID-19.

The trauma, anxiety and fear experienced by people in Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities carries over into the workplace, too. If you want to be a better workplace ally, that means doing your own work before you reach out so that your support of Asian colleagues is meaningful instead of invalidating.