Guest Column by Lillian Weng | Anti-Blackness in Asian American communitiesDays after George Floyd’s death, the NYU chapter of the Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternity was suspended after racist group chat messages concerning what happened in Minneapolis were leaked on Twitter.
Of course, the words of these few individuals do not represent the entirety of the Asian American community, but it is important to recognize that these attitudes do exist and are more common than we think.
Their names are all listed below in the screenshots from their NYU fraternity (Lambda Phi Epsilon) groupchat.
The AAPI community owes the Black community profound political debt for their leadership.
What we can do is learn from our history and stand in solidarity with the Black community at this difficult time.