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Etsy supports efforts to #StopAsianHate

By Lauren Fruncillo March 18, 2021 - 1:39 pm

Etsy have recently released a statement showing their support to #StopAsianHate. More specifically of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community after the pandemic has caused an increase in violence, hate speech, and harassment. Etsy has made it clear that Racism, in all its forms, has no place in our society, culture, or their company. The statement on Ety’s support of #StopAsianHate can be read below.

“Racism, in all its forms, has no place in our society, culture, or company.
 
We stand united with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community against the marked increase in violence, hate speech, and harassment that has occurred since the start of the pandemic.
 
In solidarity, Etsy is taking action. We are providing bystander training to all US employees that will equip us to better recognize racial harassment and intervene effectively. We’ve partnered with our Asian Employee Resource Community to amplify AAPI voices, ensuring that employees have a safe space. We’re also helping staff members manage racial trauma with mental health resources on an ongoing basis.
 
We also remain committed to keeping our marketplace safe. Etsy has always had zero tolerance for hate–we have long-standing policies and rigorous enforcement processes in place to protect our community and prohibit items that promote hate or violence on our marketplace.
 
Beyond our actions to fight against racism and hate within Etsy and our marketplace, we are taking actions to extend our impact beyond our immediate community. Etsy is pledging donations totaling $500,000 to the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council and Asian Americans Advancing Justice in support of the broader AAPI community. Together, every one of us has the power to build a better tomorrow.”

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