In instances where a suspect was identified, 42% were white, followed by Latinos at 36% and African Americans at 19%. The commission says this is significant to note “because nationally there has been speculation that African Americans were most frequently suspects in anti-Asian crimes.”
posting a tiktok here bc she really said it all!!!
edit: i don't have very many followers so i didn't expect this to get any notes or anything but now it is! and it's mostly from terfs! and i want them to know: FUCK YOU. THIS IS NOT FOR YOU. MY BLOG IS NOT FOR YOU. GET OFF.
so there was a shooting that happened at 3 spas in Atlanta that killed 8 people, six of which were asian women. the articles i was going to link had pictures of the shooter, which i am not going to spread, but this can be easily validated with a google search.
here are links to donate. i'm very tired.
other asian americans feel free to drop their donation links too. mine is in my blog description. thanks
look. other people have commented on this before, but it seems like it needs to be said again because some of y’all aren’t getting the message.
asian people are a marginalized minority. what about this do people not understand. asian people are marginalized because we live in a system of white supremacy and in this system, asian people will never be white and will never have the power of white people. just because a lot of asians are relatively well off financially does not mean we are not marginalized; there are other ways to be excluded and treated as unequal besides in terms of money, and this completely ignores the millions of asian people who are poor and working class, including the women who were killed in atlanta. asian people are not basically white- we look different, so we are treated different, just like any minority. it’s that simple. if asian people were not marginalized, why else would hate crimes against asian people rise dramatically in 2020. why else would we be attacked in the streets. why else would people tell us to go back to where we came from. why else would the chinese exclusion act be passed, japanese american citizens be shipped to the midwest during world war 2, vietnamese people massacred by american soldiers in the 70s. asian people are being killed now. if we are not marginalized, why are there targets on our backs for existing.
black lives matter and stop asian hate are movements for social justice that have the same root cause: destroying white supremacy. black and asian communities have often been pitted against each other by white institutions seeking to take advantage of sowing discord between minority groups, but there is a rich history of black-asian solidarity during the fight for civil rights in the late 20th century. yes, anti-blackness is a real, endemic issue in asian communities, especially among older asians. and yes, asians can also experience racism (see this addition on a reblog about why i changed this) hate from black individuals- see these examples of cardi b using an anti-asian slur, this incident that happened yesterday of a black man pouring unknown liquid on an asian woman. neither is acceptable. supporting one movement does not negate your support for the other. you can do both, in fact, you should do both. realize that we all have a common enemy here, and it’s the system of white supremacy that has oppressed us. we are not free from white supremacy until it is all entirely eradicated, for everyone.
just because i speak in the collective sense about asian people does not mean that all asian people are the same. even though some of us may look similar, with black hair and “small” eyes, that is only a representative image of some east/southeast asian people. asia is vast and incredibly diverse, and each nation has its own culture, language, and traditions. in addition, the asian diaspora is huge. asian people live all over the world, in varying economic, social, and political situations. different asian people in different areas have very different problems, even within the same country. an asian in a small town in nebraska will have a very different experience than an asian in paris. a korean person will have a different experience in a given place from an indian person. i don’t know how many times in my life i’ve been asked, “are you chinese?” the answer is no, i’m not, and a lot of asians aren’t chinese. tied into this is the mistaken belief of some nonasians in the western world that all asians are still allegiant to the country of their heritage and speak the language of that country, which manifests in comments like “oh your english is so good!” or “are you, like, communist?” first off, it ignores the very real possibility that an asian person could be born outside asian countries, and second, being from a certain country by no means determines whether you’re loyal to it and agree with its policies. i just saw this with an anon claiming all chinese people support the government’s reeducation camps for uyghur muslims. this is absolutely preposterous.
finally, a word on allyship. i have zero faith in people- and by that i mean white people- to continue talking about this and spreading awareness about anti-asian racism. part of it is this model minority myth, that asians are basically as well off as white people, at least financially and academically, so they can figure things out by themselves. no. absolutely not. we cannot get out of the hole white supremacy has put us into without white people making a genuine, legitimate effort to confront their own biases. your white tears, your prayers and thoughts, they mean nothing when the blood of our families and friends runs in the streets. they mean nothing if you haven’t bothered to learn a single thing about your own prejudices. i hope to god that i am wrong about this. i hope for my family, my friends, and myself that y’all will continue to be loud about this, because we are tired of screaming for help in a crowd where we are invisible and no one cares. but i’m a skeptic for a reason, and it took a massacre for people to notice what was happening. i don’t know if i’ll ever be proven wrong.
here are some links and posts below where you can learn about this issue and donate:
anti-asian violence resources
61 places to donate to help asian americans
microaggressions against asian people
twitter thread of resources
asian therapists in the us and canada
asian hate coping resources (in several different languages)
hi. if you see the below post on your dash, do not fucking reblog it.
if it isn’t abundantly clear, this is literally a meme of a white supremacist engaging in white supremacy, a vein of white supremacy that resulted inthe 1942 incarceration of all japanese-americans on the west coast, in which a literal racial slur has been covered up for a cheap tumblr witch joke. here’s the original image:
if you need context for the original photo, here’s a thread. the meme post has over 18,000 notes. you can see where it even blurs out the slur that appears in the window. if you don’t understand how this is harmful... i literally don’t know what to tell you. i have no idea who raven-crow is or their heritage, or if the meme originated with them, but this is unacceptable. please reblog this post to spread awareness and do not circulate the other.
More than 85 organizations, which range from the civic engagement nonprofit 18 Million Rising to the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, a federation of Asian American LGBTQ organizations, released a statement this week in opposition to the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act, which passed in the Senate last month with nearly unanimous support.
The groups argue that the legislation fails to provide resources to address the causes of anti-Asian bias and, in turn, ignores police violence against Black and brown communities.
“We're calling for a redistribution of wealth and resources into things like health care, and housing, social services, because we know that’s at the root of the violence that we see in our communities, is due to inequality,” Jason Wu, co-chair of the GAPIMNY-Empowering Queer & Trans Asian Pacific Islanders, which helped spearhead the statement, told NBC Asian America. “The things that will keep us safe require us to think more long term and systemically about what the root causes of violence are.”
In the statement, the groups argued that “relying on law enforcement and crime statistics does not prevent violence,” citing the continued violence against trans people despite hate crime measures that should protect them. According to the Human Rights Campaign, at least 44 transgender or gender-nonconforming people were fatally shot or killed by other violent means in 2020 alone. The majority of the victims were Black and Latinx transgender women.
The organizations also point out that a great deal of violence comes at the hands of law enforcement. A study published by the National Academy of Sciences cited police violence as the leading cause of death for young men in the U.S. Roughly 1 in every 1,000 Black men can expect to be killed by police, the researchers found.
“Hate crime classifications and statistics do not change the structural conditions that lead to violence against marginalized communities,” the statement reads.
“What the police do is show up afterwards and issue press releases. And they really take these horrific moments of pain and trauma, and they use it to demand more money for their budgets,” Wu said. “When we know that more policing and prisons is not keeping us safer, why is it that we continue to ask for the same approaches to violence and crime?”
Citing the case of Yao Pan Ma, a 61-year-old Chinese American man who was attacked while collecting cans to support his family — and remains in a coma — along with other victims of anti-Asian violence, Wu explained that many people and their families have had to crowdfund to cover their own health care and some of the most dire needs. Law enforcement does not aid in many of these critical essentials.
Rather than hate crimes legislation, the organizations advocate for a shift in resources from law enforcement to community-based solutions including interventions and noncarceral alternatives. They demand the removal of police from communities and instead call for investing in mental health care infrastructures, neighborhood trauma centers and community food banks among other programs.
Not to be an angry person of colour on main, but I am over companies tweeting out diversity statements and links to carrds or donation threads that everyone and their mother is already sharing all over the place. Oh, so you “stand with AAPI communities?” You believe in #StopAsianHate? You urge your followers to donate to this list of charities? Ok great, but what steps are you as a company taking to combat racism? If you really do not stand for racism in your company or consumer base, what concrete anti-racist measures are you going to commit to long term?
Fashion brands (or really, any brands that make clothing), are you going to stop exploiting underpaid garment workers in Asia? Are you going to stop promoting colourist beauty standards and companies that hypersexualize Asians and appropriate Asian cultures? Production and publishing companies, directors and editors and music labels, are you going to be signing and promoting Asian artists and creators? What kind of Asian actors are you giving opportunities to, and what kind of opportunities? How are you marketing them, what Orientalist or model minority stereotypes are you not going to use? Businesses in general, what are you doing to increase hiring and retention of Asian employees? How are you going to support them and create a safe work environment for them? Are you going to provide them with the same career opportunities, training, and salaries as your white employees? Media brands, what are you doing to make your space a safe one for Asian fans? What kind of opinions and fan voices do you privilege, or implicitly tolerate? What are you going to do when Asian people bring up concerns about your content, or call out racism in the community? The list goes on.
Anti-racism does not end with putting out a statement of support and retweeting a few donations. It does not last as long as the hashtag is trending. Anti-racism is a long-term commitment to anti-racist work. Great, you say you stand with Asian communities. The tiny voice of good faith in my head chooses to believe you actually have good intentions and genuinely want to support Asian people. Now what are you going to do about it once it’s no longer trending on Twitter? What is your company or brand going to do one week from now, one month, one year? How are you going to actually going to stand with and support Asian people?
*Non-Asian people can and should reblog this, but don’t clown around. Asian people are more than welcome to add on/disagree. There are so many issues related to anti-Asian racism not touched on here -intersectional identities, the focus on East Asians, industry-specific problems, etc- and those are just as important to keep in mind when committing to anti-racist work*
Filipinos aren't real Asians so are you really asian
literally a simple Google search will tell you that the Philippines are, in fact, in Asia. Pray tell, what do you qualify as a "real asian"?
smh. let me make this clear:
Asian people are not just east Asians. There are billions of us - stop excluding south, southeast, north and west Asians because they don't fit whatever your dumbass preconceived notions of what an Asian person "should" be.
I want to say, also, that violence against Asian Americans is a real thing (especially in the wake of covid) but especially towards Southeast Asian and dark-skinned Asian women, as well as working class Asian women and sex workers. Your support for Asian people must extend towards them, which includes donating to them when there isn't an awful tragedy happening.
Why does Quentin Tarantino speak like he knew Bruce Lee and hated him? It seems weird given he never met Bruce Lee, right? Not to mention that Mr. Tarantino happily dressed the Bride in a knock-off of my father’s yellow jumpsuit and the Crazy 88s in Kato-style masks and outfits for Kill Bill, which many saw as a love letter to Bruce Lee. But love letters usually address the recipient by name, and from what I could observe at the time, Mr. Tarantino tried, interestingly, to avoid saying the name Bruce Lee as much as possible back then.
If only he’d take the name Bruce Lee off his lips now.
You can imagine by now that I am used to people only seeing one facet of my father and blowing that up into a caricature. That has been happening since shortly after he passed. But usually, somewhere in that caricature is some sort of nugget of love for the man and his work. Not so with Mr. Tarantino. [...]
I’m tired of hearing from white men in Hollywood that he was arrogant and an asshole when they have no idea and cannot fathom what it might have taken to get work in 1960s and ’70s Hollywood as a Chinese man with (God forbid) an accent, or to try to express an opinion on a set as a perceived foreigner and person of color. I’m tired of white men in Hollywood mistaking his confidence, passion and skill for hubris and therefore finding it necessary to marginalize him and his contributions. I’m tired of white men in Hollywood finding it too challenging to believe that Bruce Lee might have really been good at what he did and maybe even knew how to do it better than them.
I’m tired of hearing from white men in Hollywood that he wasn’t really a martial artist and just did it for the movies. My father lived and breathed martial arts. He taught martial arts, wrote about martial arts, created his own martial art, innovated martial arts training, and refused to compete in martial arts tournaments because he believed combat should be “real.” He had no parallel as a martial artist. And I don’t think it’s a stretch to say he had no parallel as a martial artist on film, either.
I’m tired of white men in Hollywood barely footnoting the impact he had on the action film genre and fight choreography, or the proliferation of and interest in martial arts he sparked globally, or the number of people and communities he continues to inspire and touch with his performances, philosophies, teachings and practices while casually downplaying how his accomplishments have lifted spirits and become a source of pride for Asian Americans, communities of color and people around the world, and how he accomplished all of this by the age of 32.
And while we’re at it, I’m tired of being told that he wasn’t American (he was born in San Francisco), that he wasn’t really friends with James Coburn, that he wasn’t good to stuntmen, that he went around challenging people to fights on film sets, that my mom said in her book that my father believed he could beat up Muhammad Ali (not true), that all he wanted was to be famous, and so much more...
Racism is NOT an opinion. Racism is NOT comedy. Racism is NOT to be ignored.
Racism in all its shapes and forms is not something to be tolerated or taken lightly. It's no more defined as only hurtful and traumatizing words (which is already a nightmare in itself), some people are losing their lives due to it. WHY IS IT HARD TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE ALL HUMANS AND THAT HUMANS DO NOT ALL COME IN ONE SHADE OR SHAPE OR RACE NOR THAT ANY OF THESE MAKES YOU ANY MORE OR LESS SUPERIOR?
Being in this fandom, I lost count of how many times I saw the blatant racism against BTS for the simple fact of them being Asian. Especially after they became famous overseas outside South Korea. The prejudice is something the boys faced for YEARS. And I am tired of all forms of racism.
Learn about BTS' suffering from racism openly yet again today HERE
Learn more about the grotesque violence that went up against Asians, as some even got murdered HERE & HERE
"Fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it’s the only way forward.” – Ijoema Oluo
BE A GOOD HUMAN
Please spread this. You don't need to reblog my post. Make your own if you want, talk about this and stand against racism today, tomorrow and always as it's NOT a simple trend but a movement. Or just look at yourself and erase any sort of existent prejudice.
“Because you may consider us statistically insignificant now, but one more fact that has no alternative is we are the fastest growing racial demographic in the country. We are 23 million strong, we are united and we are waking up.”
(03.19.21, Daniel Dae Kim addresses Congress on Anti-Asian hate crimes -x-)
Sometimes I think about that review on Rotten Tomatoes that was complaining about how Star Wars: Visions was "too Japanese" and that a name like "Ronin" was too 'unrealistic' in the context of Star Wars. The sheer ignorance of that take absolutely baffles me given how the entirety of Star Wars includes names such as Obi-Wan Kenobi and was inspired by East Asian media and cultures (and also appropriated said cultures, too...) but apparently "Ronin" is "too Japanese" of a name