By Raymond Chang | Asian American Christian Collaborative
Published in February of 2021
SUMMARY: 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.
KEY QUOTE: “To be Asian American is to straddle the tension of belonging and exclusion. It often means that we erase ourselves, including the harm we experience by a normalized anti-Asian racism, where those who are considered true Americans (which often means white first, then Black) get to determine whether the plight and pains of our community are worth paying attention to and addressing.”
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