For many first-generation Chinese immigrant families and Asian immigrant families, racism in the U.S. was not something that was regularly discussed, according to some Chinese American activists.
A younger generation of Chinese Americans like Huang has started to talk about racism with their immigrant parents.
Huang’s parents came to the U.S. as PhD and master’s students in the early 1990s.
Others insisted that differences between African Americans and Chinese Americans — both economically and socially — were due to behavioral differences — arguing that African Americans don’t work as hard.
Not long ago, Huang’s parents joined her and participated in a protest against police violence.