It was an honor to be on Keep Hope Alive Radio with Rev. Jesse Jackson to discuss Anti-Asian Hate Crimes.
I am on the show from 8-9a.m. ET with other guests John Nichols, Frank Watkins, C.K. Hoffler, & Grace Pai with Host Santita Jackson.
You can view the FB live of the show
I also had a special madang podcast yesterday with Russell Jeung.
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I am sharing my #stopAsianHate Tweet thread from today. I hope that everyone will be anti-racist and be in solidarity with the marginalized, racialized and minoritized Asian Americans. Please do follow me on twitter for more threads on Anti Asian Hate.
“When a woman develops in a culture where discrimination, diminishment, and dismissal are normalized, it takes a long time to confidently express one’s vocality and visibility…..” #Invisible forthcoming from @Fortresspress
“From the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 to the recent uptick in hate crimes during the coronavirus pandemic, the history of Asians in America has been one of violence, xenophobia, repression, and assimilation.” #Invisible @Fortresspress
#StopAsianHate “Asian Americans have always had a peculiar relationship with their own identity — one that is vague and unsettled. Many of us have been raised to fulfill the warped promise of the American dream….” #Invisible
#StopAsianHate #StopAsianHateCrimes “We have been praised as a “model minority” for our diligence, our intellect & our amenability, while also being trivialized through the hypersexualization of our women & the emasculation of our men…” #Invisible
#StopAsianHate “My invisibility & silence within society, church, and the academy is an ongoing struggle. To understand why Asian Americans and in particular, Asian American women lack visibility and vocality, it is necessary to comprehend the Asian culture which leads to the…” #Invisible
#StopAsianHate#StopAsianHateCrimes “Invisibility persists throughout the Asian American story. Occupying a vague social status, the Asian American has long been perceived as a deferential foreigner…” #Invisible
#StopAsianHate “…and outside their communities are often forced to challenge the singular stereotypical image of the Asian American female that predominates: a submissive, sexualized, exotic being.” #Invisible
#StopAsianHate “Such invisibility, particularly in regards to issues pertaining to gender discrimination and sexual violence or domestic violence, has continued the legacy of shame that courses through the history of Asian women….” #Invisible
#StopAsianHate “Asian Americans have not only been consistently made invisible through marginalization, but also through the troubled understanding that Asian American issues are not civil rights issues…” #Invisible
Silence is too LOUD
#StopAsianHate #StopAsianHateCrimes “Asian immigrants stepped onto new soil with hopes of a better life, they were unexpectedly confronted with intense hatred and fear. YELLOW PERIL prevailed in white American society and culture…” excerpts from #InvisibleAdvertisements