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In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, many Asian American leaders are pointing out that the drive for real change often fades away.

Several Asian American members of the Congress expressed their intent to push for long-term institutional change long after the protests die down.

You have elected officials working now to try to mitigate the disparate effects of racism,” Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., told NBC Asian America.

This site is protected by recaptchaHe added: “So it takes an entire village to do the persistent discrimination against Black Americans in these police encounters, and you’ve got to reform the system.

Floyd’s death catalyzed conversations around the larger relationship between Asian Americans and Black Americans,Meng noted that some of the misunderstandings from Asian Americans come from the lack of education around the plight of the Black community and the centuries of oppression they have been forced to confront.

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