Fred Lee / Getty ImagesLin, who’s been vocal about Asian American issues in the past, made history himself last season as the first Asian American to win an NBA championship with the Toronto Raptors.
“To be Asian American in today’s political climate, it seems like it’s a big ‘L’ all across the board.
“To me, if you are not proactively harming or stereotyping and being racist toward the Asian American community, to me you are an ally.
The misdirection of anger toward Asian Americans in the U.S. has also muddied these notions of identity, he said.
… As Asian Americans, I think we can really rally around each other.”He added: “The more that we do that, the more that we understand each other, and the more Asian Americans can stand for social justice and not just Asian American social justice.”