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However, he grew increasingly alarmed by the deaths of Black Americans in police custody, as well as violent acts also committed against those of Asian descent.

Both groups are thrilled that Democratic candidate Kamala Harris has roots in the Black and Asian American communities as she has a Jamaican father and Indian mother.

Asian Americans have also been imperiled by stereotyping.

“There’s an entire racist system that evolved from slavery that suppresses Black Americans,” Wang said.

“Many Americans aren’t aware there were ad hoc civil rights alliances between Black and Asian American activists over the decades,” Joseph told the Times Union.

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