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Asians4BlackLives, BlackLivesMatter

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: ⁣


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