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APACC is committed to continuing to serve our students during this difficult time. APACC will be continuously assessing our operating plans in correspondence to institutional, local, and national guidelines that best ensure the wellbeing of our students, staff, and faculty.
We ask for your patience and understanding as we all collectively navigate these new procedures and protocols. We are excited to still connect with you, whether virtually or in person to ensure the safety of everyone.
While the Center is open, we are adhering to social distancing protocols and will have limited access to hang out, computer usage including printing, homework, eating and napping.
Our programs will be virtual this fall so look for more information and details on our social media. If you have questions or would like to get in touch with us, please see the various ways to connect with us.
Statement On “Ching Chong House”
The Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) at Colorado State University is deeply disgusted and condemns the presence and increased following of this “Ching Chong House” Instagram account for a non-existent restaurant. The implications of such an establishment are to propagate Anti-Asian sentiment and must be seen unequivocally as an act of racism. Even if such an establishment has the intention of situational humor, this deeply offensive creation publicizes racial vilification and continues to deter us from our mission of racial equity and inclusiveness.
Navigating COVID-19 has been made difficult during these challenging times from continued microaggressions from our national leadership referring to the “Chinese Virus” and “Kung Flu.” With the recent rise of racism and hate directed at the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) community, this account desecrates the role and importance of food to APIDA culture. This highly offensive account only heightens and denigrates the narrative of the Asian community by perpetuating problematic Asian stereotypes including racial colloquialisms, insulting logo, and the national narrative of the “Chinese Virus.”
The various accounts on social media (Instagram, Yelp and Google) are a continuous reminder of the harmful, appalling, and disgusting nuances that white supremacy has created and allows to be perpetuated with little accountability, by encouraging the mockery and oppression of the APIDA community.
We cannot stay silent any longer. APACC denounces this fake establishment and supports the university efforts to ask that this account be removed.
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