"Hate is Never Beautiful"
"Hate is Never Beautiful." Multimedia on paper. by Navya Sinha.
Anti-Asian hate crimes have increased nearly 150% from 2019 and 2020... and they are still on the rise. Watching and reading about these horrid hate crimes and violence directed towards the AAPI community breaks my heart. And sadly, this isn't something new. The recent spike is simply the release of deep-rooted racism existent within our country's history and society.
I fear for my Asian-American friends, their families, and the countless others who work hard to serve, lead, innovate, and protect our country. To speak out against these hate crimes, I decided to create this mixed media piece, titled "Hate is Never Beautiful." I hope that we can all work to support each other, speak out against racism, and alleviate the pain inflicted on an entire race of people... whether it be through art, literature, or other mediums. It's time for us to see the humanity in others and to unite and strive for equality.
Navya Sinha is a senior at Bridgewater-Raritan High School and will be attending The College of New Jersey/NJ Medical School's 7-year BS/MD program in the Fall of 2021. In the past, she has received an Honorable Mention in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her oil painting "Culture Overlap" and her art has also been published in the Celebrating Art Magazines. She is dedicated to helping others and improving society, not only through medicine but also through art and activism.