These individuals don’t represent the entire Asian American community, but it is undeniable that these indignities resulted from preexisting racism and colorism in the Asian American community.
Since then, Black activists have started movements and fought for rights that have benefited not only Black Americans but also Asian Americans, Latinx people, Native Americans, women and LGBTQ people as well.
As Asian Americans, we owe the Black community for leading the way and fighting alongside us to allow us the rights we have today.
We must support Black Lives Matter and spread the word to other Asian Americans in order to combat the anti-Black racism that is prevalent in our country and communities.
We should start from home and confront our parents and families about how our anti-blackness and colorism harms the Black community and why we should support the Black Lives Matter movement.