A prominent Chinese American group has taken issue with the language of a statement by Massachusetts’ Asian American Commission expressing support for the Black Lives Matter movement following George Floyd’s death.
“I’m saddened when an organization funded by my tax dollars says there is hatred in the Asian American community for blacks,” Lee said Monday.
“In the past there have been misunderstandings between the Asian and black communities, but a blanket statement like that doesn’t help the situation.
“We sympathize with the black community.
The commission also said Asian Americans need to confront their role in “anti-Black racism and oppression,” noting that one of the officers on the scene when Floyd died in Minneapolis was of Asian descent.