Shifting the Onus of Responsibility From Victims of Anti-Asian Violence to Perpetrators: Looking Beyond “Situational Awareness”

The other day, I received an email from my medical school in response to increased acts of violence and hate against Asians—like me. The Department of Public Safety was offering “Situational Awareness” training sessions. While well intended, situational awareness training returns the onus and therefore responsibility of safety squarely on the shoulders of victims of violence.