Silence is the scar that forms over the small, persistent wounds of our lives as Asian Americans.
It is also true that — in comparison with black Americans — we have privilege.
And in this moment, Asian Americans have a particular role to play as allies: We need to be loud.
But most of all, because for Asian Americans, “belonging is always promised and just out of reach so that we behave,” to quote Park once more.
“If the Asian American consciousness must be emancipated, we must free ourselves from our conditional existence.”