Like many of you, we’re grappling with recent events, and trying to educate ourselves and contribute in meaningful ways...
SunAh Laybourn and Shaaren Pine have written a super helpful blog post for @wearekaan, adapted from their 2019 KAAN workshop of the same name:
“𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐢-𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐓𝐑𝐀 & 𝐀𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐧-𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬”
An excerpt from the article:
𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐝𝐨𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐬 𝐝𝐨 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢-𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬?
-Acknowledge White privilege and Asian privilege
-Do not engage in “Oppression Olympics” - Yes, racism affects all People of Color but it affects each group differently
-Investigate our own internalized racism
-Say something! Especially when it comes up in family/TRA community conversations
-LISTEN to and BELIEVE Black people. Don’t center our own thoughts, feelings, guilt, denial, etc.
-Hold elected officials accountable
-Do not allow Black people to be scapegoated
-Do not use dog whistle or respectability politics
-Learn Black History
-Learn about Asian American activism
-Support and/or join the protests and uprisings
-Donate to bail out funds for protestors who have been arrested
To read the full article, which includes further resources and where to donate, visit: