SAIS Statement on Current Events

South Asians in Sports is deeply saddened and angered by the numerous men, women and children of color who have been systematically oppressed by the deep-rooted racism in our society. We at South Asians in Sports stand in solidarity with the Black community. We condemn these recurring instances of both overt violence as well as wide-spread insidious oppression inflicted upon the Black community.

We are also aware of the South Asian community’s perpetuation of prejudice against Black Americans. We urge our members to address anti-blackness in your own homes and community. As a network that is made up of over 500 sports-industry professionals, we must encourage athletes and leagues to use the immense power of their platform for justice. These platforms can move society in the direction of critical thought, equality and peace. 

Take action to encourage reform.