A year ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic and the world went into a lockdown like no other. Since then, Asians and Pacific Islanders across the world have been facing, what some people called, a “double pandemic.” On top of the health crisis, they’re facing racial trauma, mounting hate crimes and despicable violence. Two months into lockdown, research found a 21 percent increase in anti-Asian hate crimes in the U.K. In the U.S., hate crimes targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) rose 150 percent in major cities (1,900 percent spike in New York City alone).
As a company led by values of diversity, equity and inclusion, HP does not tolerate racism in any form. We stand with our Asian communities and are taking actions to support them. Our actions alone can’t solve systemic racism that has long plagued our society, but we are committed to using our influence, platform and technology as a force for positive change.