Washington, DC, Nov. 17, 2015
YWCA USA offers its condolences to the victims and survivors of the recent attacks in Paris and Beirut. Acts of terrorism like these are only made worse when used to justify racial, ethnic, and religious profiling. YWCA USA condemns all forms of racism, including Islamophobia. We cannot allow the exploitation of recent events in order to foment hate through rhetoric or institutionalize racism through public policy. We must stand together for a world that fosters peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.