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It’s just one example of how Asian American students and student groups across the country continued acts of activism related to COVID-19, racial justice and voter registration as the academic school year came to an end, even if it meant doing so remotely.

He said that they deconstruct the model minority myth in the classroom, and volunteering further exposes the needs many in the Asian American community have.

“We learn about the Asian American community through books and articles, through pop culture and media, but there’s a real community that’s there,” he said.

For other students, virtual activism became a way to expand their reach beyond the Asian American community.

UNAVSA and BTO CollectiveOrganizer Chad Dominic Sahilan agreed, saying that current protests around police brutality and racism are a rallying call to fight injustices across all communities, not just within the Asian American community.

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