And what has dominated the timeline for young Asian Americans looking to be active in the movement is one plea: talk to your families.
“In Asian families, there’s a lot of this rhetoric of ‘don’t make waves’ and ‘respect your elders,’” said Yuki Yamazaki, a psychotherapist studying Asian Americans and colorism at Fordham University.
talking to asian parents about BLM is deadass like talking to a wall …. i’m sorely disappointed — old-fashioned cbass 😈 (@s_salvo_) June 2, 2020Nothing is impossible?
Yeah, try talking to Asian parents about racism and how they view black people.
Though it gave Asian Americans room for more social mobility than black Americans, it only fed into a system of white supremacy.