SUMMARY: Though written for Asian American’s, this article is applicable to everyone.
KEY QUOTE: “Anti-Blackness has been deeply embedded in Asian and Asian-American communities for a long time. Asian Americans have historically been used as a racial wedge between white Americans and African Americans. The model minority myth, constructed out of white supremacy and anti-Blackness, is a tool used to legitimize racism against Black people, while pitting communities of color against each other.”
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Dating back to the 1800’s with the Chinese Exclusion Act to the Immigration Act of 1927 to putting Japanese into interment camps during World War II to the current wave of of violence against Asians in the 2000’s there have been countless waves of anti-Asian laws and sentiment in the United States. Asian American Christian Collaborative president Raymond Chang says Christians and the church must speak up and declare that Asian Lives Matter.Read more
A wide ranging discussion with leaders in Black and Asian communities that touches on the anti-Asian racism statement, the model minority myth, the weaponization of white supremacy and how Asian and Black communities have been racist against each other and how the two communities need to unite.Read more