A message to our Asian American and Pacific Islander employees, customers and communities

During the past year, there’s been a dramatic increase in violence and discrimination against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. It’s been driven in large part by misinformation about and fear related to COVID-19.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are core to everything we do. U.S. Bank has zero tolerance for harassment and intimidation within our organization, and we pledge to combat hate in all forms directed against our AAPI employees, customers and communities.

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Our commitment to community

In 2020, we joined Ascend (#Ascend Together) and their partners, including Catalyst, Executive Leadership Council (ELC), Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), National Organization on Disability (NOD) and Out & Equal, as a Supporting Company on their 5-Point Action Agenda to:

  • Promote inclusion
  • Raise awareness
  • Denounce bias
  • Support communities
  • Give donations

In March 2021, U.S. Bank increased its support of Ascend to fund programming that educates professionals on bias, including the detrimental “model minority” myth.

Building empathy through understanding

With a shared belief that education is the foundation to understanding one another, U.S. Bank is proud to partner with Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). Since 1980, CAAM has been dedicated to presenting to the wider community stories and educational resources that convey the richness and diversity of the Asian American experience.

U.S. Bank recommends watching the five-part Asian Americans PBS documentary series, which sheds light on the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. This series is a production of CAAM and WETA Washington, D.C. for PBS, in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Flash Cuts and Tajima-Peña productions.

This educational series is a production of CAAM and WETA Washington, D.C. for PBS, in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Flash Cuts and Tajima-Peña Productions.

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