• South Asians in the US must support #BlackLivesMatter, but first undo your own anti-Blackness

    Indian Americans are indifferent to the history of Black liberation struggles that paved the way for their own families to immigrate & enjoy benefits in America. For South Asians committed to ending state violence against Black people, it has always been clear that our work goes further, that we must also work to undo anti-Blackness […]

    Date: Jun 23, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • 75 ways Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are speaking out for Black lives

    “Many of us wouldn’t even be in this country, if not for Black struggles for justice,” one Asian American activist said. In the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing, teenager Mandy Zhang grew frustrated with the media. Its portrayal of the protests sweeping the country negatively shaped her friends’ and family’s perception of the Black Lives […]

    Date: Jun 23, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • How to talk to your Asian immigrant parents about racism

    “In Asian families, there’s a lot of this rhetoric of ‘don’t make waves’ and ‘respect your elders.’ Having a conversation where you will make waves and challenge your elders is the first barrier of entry,” one expert said. Kat, a 24-year-old New Yorker, has been talking to her parents about racism since she was 11. […]

    Date: Jun 16, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • It’s time for Asian Americans to unite in solidarity with black Americans

    There’s a quote from Cathy Park Hong’s provocative and brilliant essay collection “Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning” that’s one of the most jarringly apt summaries of the insidious nature of silence I’ve ever read.”The problem with silence is that it can’t speak up and say why it’s silent,” writes Hong. “And so silence collects, […]

    Date: Jun 08, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • D&I Summit: Pandemic’s Impact on the Asian American Community

    The Asian American community has experienced a rise in hate crimes In April, as the coronavirus continued its deadly march across the U.S., more than 1,500 hate crimes were reported against Asian Americans. They are being unjustly, and unbelievably, blamed for the disease. “We are in 2020 and look at what happened,” asks Cynthia Chen […]

    Date: Jun 02, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • A New History of Being Asian-American

    Most politicians mark Asian Pacific American Heritage Month each May with some kind of rote message of tribute to the nation’s twenty million or so Americans of Asian descent—a sizable population, and the nation’s fastest-growing ethnic group. In contrast, President Trump decided to speak not to Asian Americans but for them. On Monday, after he […]

    Date: May 19, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0