Many Asian Americans fail to see this systematic violence as related to them, when in fact history has taught us that white supremacy is a revolving door that deems different groups of marginalized folks as “unsafe” based on what benefits white people at the time. White people will always find new reasons to profile people of color as criminals, spies, terrorists, and so forth, and Asian Americans are not immune. When the tide of favorability turns against us, I would hope that other people of color would stand in solidarity — just as Asian American folks need to stand in solidarity now.
Read the whole essay here: I’m Chinese American and I Think This Weekend’s Peter Liang Protests Were a Problem, and an Opportunity
Let the Year of the Monkey begin!
Happy Lunar New Year!
Year of the Monkey starts today, and the festivities last for 15 days.
Read on here for more information and to find out about Lunar New Year traditions: Chinese New Year 2016: Facts, Dates, And Ancient Traditions
Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is withdrawing his works from two museums in Denmark to protest a new law that allows Danish authorities to seize valuables from migrants. “Basically it’s an insult to human dignity to have that kind of policy,” Ai told The Associated Press on Wednesday by phone from Lesbos, the Greek island where many migrants enter Europe from Turkey.