Statement from Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and CEO, in response to the attack on an 83-year-old Korean American in White Plains

Statement from Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and CEO, in response to the attack on an 83-year-old Korean American in White Plains

For Immediate Release: 03/16/21

Statement from Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and CEO, in response to the attack on an 83-year-old Korean American in White Plains, New York last week, as reported in the Washington Post:

 

“Guided by our diversity, inclusion, and equity principles, and our strongly held core values, the New York Power Authority and Canal Corporation unite with Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to condemn the growing number of hate crimes and harassment directed against those communities in New York and across the country.

 

“A recent hate incident in White Plains provides another horrific example for why it is more important than ever to denounce each and every act of violence, clearly and loudly. As President and CEO of the New York Power Authority and a proud Filipino-American, I join with my colleagues to oppose group hatred, bias and ignorance. By creating a diverse and vibrant workforce at the Power Authority and the Canal Corporation, we ensure that everyone in our organization is seen and heard. We draw strength from our diversity— everyone contributes, everyone belongs.”