Whatever form discrimination against Asian Americans takes, it’s been on the rise in recent weeks.
It seemed flippant compared to so many of the far more violent and shocking incidents that other Asian Americans have been experiencing.
And the fact that people are seeing race placed at the forefront of Asian identity more frequently in the news can give them permission to see those of us who are Asian Americans as Asian first and as Americans second.
This may be an opportunity for Asian Americans to join forces with other groups that experience discrimination, both here and around the world.
“At this moment, it matters that Asian Americans speak up.