How Asians Can Show up for Black Lives

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“I want to offer my fellow Asian Americans additional action items to do immediately in the here and now,” writes Choi Robinson, “as well for the future, when the media stops covering this and folks fall back to their prior routines.” (@joy_diehl / Twitter)

As the world witnesses the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing at the hands of law enforcement in the U.S., the outcry for action instead of thoughts and prayers takes center stage. Many people ask what they can do to help bring about change.

While white people need to take the lead to fight racism in order to bring about real systemic change, it is also incumbent on non-black people of color to step up as true allies. The Asian American community in particular needs to show up and participate to work against anti-black racism.

Asians in America most definitely feel the pain of racism in this country as a…

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