And it means grappling with frustration over the relative invisibility of Asian Americans within the nation’s – and the church’s – Black-white conversation.
“We owe a great debt of gratitude for the struggles of Black activists, Black churches, Black ministers and the Black community,” Doi told those attending the vigil.
“Their sacrifices have benefitted all Americans, including Asian Americans.
Trump’s inflammatory political rhetoric and the United States’ history of racism and discrimination against Pacific Islanders, Asian Americans and Asian-born Americans have led to a rise in hate speech and hate crimes against Americans of Asian descent.
In late April 2020, The Gathering hosted “Being Asian American in the Age of Coronavirus,” a webinar to address harassment and hate attacks against Asian Americans.