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Southeast Asians for Black Lives: Resources for Becoming a Better Brown Ally (#BLM)

Southeast Asians for Black Lives Resources

7 Ways Non-Black PoC Perpetuate Anti-Blackness in Their Communities

Why I Stopped Including Blacks in with People of Color

George Floyd’s Death: What India Can Learn from Black Lives Matter

South Asians in the U.S. Must Support Black Lives Matter, but First Undo Your Own Anti-Blackness

My Fellow Asian Americans, We Must Address the Anti-Blackness Rampant in Our Community

Asian Communities Must Desert the American Empire and Protect Black Lives

Why Asian Americans Should Support the Black Lives Matter Movement

Asian American Women Must Stand with the Black Lives Matter Movement

Asian Americans Are Still Caught in the Trap of the ‘Model Minority’ Stereotype. And It Creates Inequality for All

“You’re Asian, Right? Why Are You Even Here?”

A Message to the Southeast Asian Community Regarding the Black Lives Matter Movement

Southeast Asians for Black Lives: Knowing the Difference Between Colorism and Racism, and Why It Matters (#BLM)

What Southeast Asian Refugees Owe to Black Lives

*** An Asian American Responds to “Why Can’t Blacks be More Like ‘The Asians’”

‘Fire Carranza!’: Why Asian-Americans Are Targeting Schools Chief (Added: July 19th, 2020)

Hasan Minhaj Breaks Down Threat to Affirmative Action in ‘Patriot Act’ Premiere (Added: July 19th, 2020)

*** Note that this one really could be more politically correct and less centered overall, but it still makes some important points that belong on our list.


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Thank you @zakariyagayle for saying this! 🧡 What we are hearing 1️⃣ South Asians, stop centering your own issues or making this about you. 2️⃣ Support Black people and organizations. 3️⃣ Stop reacting, stop and reflect before you act or speak. Recognize if you are coming from a place of shame and guilt in knowing you have been silent, complicit or have not shown up for Black Lives prior to now. Stop projecting this onto Black people or in your social media posts, actions, etc. instead, own it and reflect on it internally. Let yourself take time to feel empathy. 4️⃣ Please be strategic. There’s many issues that we can tackle as it relates to anti-Black racism. However we need to stay FOCUSED ON DEFUNDING THE POLICE right now. 5️⃣ Constantly evaluate if what you are doing is ACTUALLY supporting, helping or uplifting Black people. Don’t just take action to feel good about yourself. #southasiansforblacklives

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Here are 6 ways you can take the fight for racial justice beyond the streets. This resource is derived from the “26 ways to be in the struggle behind the streets” which you can read at 1️⃣ Host and attend a know you’re rights training. 2️⃣ Fundraise online. 3️⃣ Attend planning meetings or strategy calls. 4️⃣ Volunteer and share your resources. 5️⃣ Offer to be an emergency contact for someone. 6️⃣ Translate documents. Each of us have a role to play And have different things to contribute. #SouthAsians4BlackLives EDITED/UPDATED Source by @ejeris, @visionchangewin, Piper Anderson, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Ro Garrido, Emi Kane, Bhavana Nancherla, Deesha Narichania, Sabelo Narasimhan, Amir Rabiyah, and Meejin Richart. Original design by Alana Yu-lan Price. We are deeply sorry for sharing this content without the permission and full citation of the authors of this original post, especially the Black contributors of this. It was not our intention to cause harm or take away from the work of Ejeris Dixon. Yet this was the impact and we will take responsibility. In the future we commit to requesting explicit permission from creators before sharing content or using our colors, and giving credit to original creators more explicitly. We will be supporting this group of creators with our time to create another graphic that they have requested to create without our name or colors and will share more reflections about how we will be more responsible and accountable.

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REPOST @colorofchange • Today marks the 99th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre at Black Wall Street (1921). It’s also the kick-off of Pride month, celebrated to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising in New York City (1969). One, an act so atrocious that it wasn’t acknowledged for 50 years, and the other celebrated so widely that people sometimes forget the reason it happened in the first place. The root issues for both events are still being fought against today – racial violence and prejudice toward the queer community. To fight for one is to fight for the other. Here are some Black queer activists who fought against both: Marsha P. Johnson, James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry, Pauli Murray, and Bayard Rustin – educate yourself on the issues of the past and the issues of the present. “When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.” ― Bayard Rustin Keep fighting. And those still not sure what to say…DO SOMETHING. #pride #pridemonth #pridemonth2020 #blackpride #blacklivesmatter #southasiansforblacklives

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  1. […] more educational resources for Southeast Asian #BLM allies HERE, and general resources for everyone […]

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