Statement of Condemnation on the Hate Crime in Okanagan

The racially motivated assault during a secondhand car inspection deeply distresses us. Acts driven by xenophobia and ignorance have no place in a nation that prides itself on multiculturalism. Within the country that values diversity, nobody should endure violence and discrimination.

As advocates against hate crimes, we strongly demand a comprehensive and transparent investigation into this matter. Holding the perpetrator accountable for their actions is crucial. Law enforcement agencies must utilize all available resources to swiftly apprehend the individual responsible and ensure justice is served.

Additionally, we express our support for Huiping Hu as she embarks on her journey towards recovery. It is disheartening that, as a citizen of Canada, she now feels unsafe and traumatized. Living in fear based on ethnicity or background should not be tolerated. This incident serves as a stark reminder of the pressing need to address racism and discrimination within our communities.

Furthermore, the SAAHCAG team reaffirms our unwavering commitment to fostering a society where diversity is celebrated. There is much work to be done, and we remain dedicated to contributing to the collective effort to eradicate racism and promote inclusivity.