Include Asians In Ur Activism @asian.actiivist

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Include Asians In Ur Activism - Activism for the struggles of Asians all around the world - Appreciation for the beauty, diversity and talent of Asians all around the world

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  • key sentence in this post: “western men go overseas to rape young girls who are trafficked precisely because of the prevalence of this fetish through media.”
I will be making more posts on trafficking and sex tourism in Asia in the future.
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Btw. I am not in a great space mentally these couple of days. Which is why I didn’t post in like three days when I usually post once or more a day. I’ll be going slow. I might not report on every hate crime / incident of disrespect that i see. It is overwhelming to read about all the horrible news and report on it too. And recently the wonderful @1stclassfrance taught me that it is important to set emotional boundaries with posting. Thanks for understanding.
  • key sentence in this post: “western men go overseas to rape young girls who are trafficked precisely because of the prevalence of this fetish through media.” I will be making more posts on trafficking and sex tourism in Asia in the future. _ Btw. I am not in a great space mentally these couple of days. Which is why I didn’t post in like three days when I usually post once or more a day. I’ll be going slow. I might not report on every hate crime / incident of disrespect that i see. It is overwhelming to read about all the horrible news and report on it too. And recently the wonderful @1stclassfrance taught me that it is important to set emotional boundaries with posting. Thanks for understanding.
  • 4372 109 3 days ago
  • An extremely informational drawing series about the struggles of the Cambodian community and their history from Cambodia to America by @nataliepbui and @aaajalc . Cambodia is one of the countries that has suffered the most from horrific war and violent American military influence. In America, Cambodian immigrants are some of those who have suffered the most from cruel immigration treatment. However, the intergenerational trauma among both Cambodians and Cambodian Americans rarely gets any representation. For Cambodian Americans specifically, the lack of justice they’ve received is due to America’s institutional xenophobia, military violence, and racism/dismissal of Asians. Stand with the Cambodian community.
  • An extremely informational drawing series about the struggles of the Cambodian community and their history from Cambodia to America by @nataliepbui and @aaajalc . Cambodia is one of the countries that has suffered the most from horrific war and violent American military influence. In America, Cambodian immigrants are some of those who have suffered the most from cruel immigration treatment. However, the intergenerational trauma among both Cambodians and Cambodian Americans rarely gets any representation. For Cambodian Americans specifically, the lack of justice they’ve received is due to America’s institutional xenophobia, military violence, and racism/dismissal of Asians. Stand with the Cambodian community.
  • 2321 114 6 days ago
  • I LOVE THEM BOTH SO MUCH😭😭😭😭😭😭 ASIANS ARE WINNING❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • I LOVE THEM BOTH SO MUCH😭😭😭😭😭😭 ASIANS ARE WINNING❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • 2897 24 1 week ago
  • We stan💞💞💞💞😭😭😭😭
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  • 1984 24 1 week ago
  • It is everywhere.
It is the US and the UK. 
It is in the Americas and Europe.
Violence towards Asians is everywhere.
Read the post under #asianfemiinistyeonlee to read about another assault towards an Asian in the UK.
When we say we don’t feel safe, the danger is everywhere.
When we say we need allies, the urgency is everywhere.
  • It is everywhere. It is the US and the UK. It is in the Americas and Europe. Violence towards Asians is everywhere. Read the post under #asianfemiinistyeonlee to read about another assault towards an Asian in the UK. When we say we don’t feel safe, the danger is everywhere. When we say we need allies, the urgency is everywhere.
  • 3962 163 1 week ago
  • Ok so @jonaweinhofen tweeted this a while ago but my reply and sasponella’s are still important. This is something that I’ve been thinking about lately. I follow a couple of indigenous accounts who post great content on why white veganism (white veganism / white vegans in this context is the same as white feminism / white feminists, it refers to white vegans who are racist, not just vegans who happen to be white) is problematic (one of these accounts includes @prochoice_nativeamerican , go support them), and it really has me thinking about how veganism depends so heavily on poc labor + poc foods. Especially with the latter, many of the most important vegan foods are Asian. @jonaweinhofen This is an important thing for white vegans to keep in mind. Learn a bit more about the Asian roots of so many of the most essential vegan foods before insulting a traditional Asian dish. Don’t disrespect the hand that is feeding you.
  • Ok so @jonaweinhofen tweeted this a while ago but my reply and sasponella’s are still important. This is something that I’ve been thinking about lately. I follow a couple of indigenous accounts who post great content on why white veganism (white veganism / white vegans in this context is the same as white feminism / white feminists, it refers to white vegans who are racist, not just vegans who happen to be white) is problematic (one of these accounts includes @prochoice_nativeamerican , go support them), and it really has me thinking about how veganism depends so heavily on poc labor + poc foods. Especially with the latter, many of the most important vegan foods are Asian. @jonaweinhofen This is an important thing for white vegans to keep in mind. Learn a bit more about the Asian roots of so many of the most essential vegan foods before insulting a traditional Asian dish. Don’t disrespect the hand that is feeding you.
  • 2747 176 1 week ago
  • Let’s talk about the amount of white people who visit brown/Asian countries with racist, stereotypical mindsets. If you are going to remember India as being “the poorest most overcrowded country I’ve ever visited”, then don’t go. If you are so ignorant to think that no one in India has an iPhone, don’t go for the safety of your precious cellular device. So many white tourists stay going to brown/Asian countries, taking outrageous photos at cultural sites, while thinking so lowly of the local people. Just admit you want to use the culture’s aesthetics and feel superior, and go.
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Let’s talk about her “apology.” Do you express your gratitude by calling people stupid and poor? Does this really have nothing to do with class and education when you believe everyone is poor and doesn’t have the intelligence to use an iPhone? Does this really have nothing to do with race when so many white people treat brown / Asians as stupid and impoverished? Also, let’s talk about her saying she volunteered at a “remote jungle school” and spent time in “also the places of extreme poverty.” White tourists seem to think they deserve a medal for activities like this. No. How does you volunteering at that school and staying in places of poverty help the locals in any way? It doesn’t. It’s voluntourism, the white savior complex, and exploitation of poverty, visiting poor areas to use the lives of real people there as poverty porn. This is an actual, serious issue perpetrated by white tourists in Asia. And last let’s talk about the essence of her whole apology. “I apologize the most for the amount of pure hate this has pulled from people’s hearts” “I’m sorry my words were perceived in a way...” No Colleen we don’t hate you. We don’t care enough about you to hate you. Stop trying to demonize us. This is not us emotionally attacking you, this is us calling out why you are problematic. And no, don’t apologize for how your words were perceived. That is placing the blame on those doing the perceiving. You are the one at fault. Apologize for what your words were.
  • Let’s talk about the amount of white people who visit brown/Asian countries with racist, stereotypical mindsets. If you are going to remember India as being “the poorest most overcrowded country I’ve ever visited”, then don’t go. If you are so ignorant to think that no one in India has an iPhone, don’t go for the safety of your precious cellular device. So many white tourists stay going to brown/Asian countries, taking outrageous photos at cultural sites, while thinking so lowly of the local people. Just admit you want to use the culture’s aesthetics and feel superior, and go. _ Let’s talk about her “apology.” Do you express your gratitude by calling people stupid and poor? Does this really have nothing to do with class and education when you believe everyone is poor and doesn’t have the intelligence to use an iPhone? Does this really have nothing to do with race when so many white people treat brown / Asians as stupid and impoverished? Also, let’s talk about her saying she volunteered at a “remote jungle school” and spent time in “also the places of extreme poverty.” White tourists seem to think they deserve a medal for activities like this. No. How does you volunteering at that school and staying in places of poverty help the locals in any way? It doesn’t. It’s voluntourism, the white savior complex, and exploitation of poverty, visiting poor areas to use the lives of real people there as poverty porn. This is an actual, serious issue perpetrated by white tourists in Asia. And last let’s talk about the essence of her whole apology. “I apologize the most for the amount of pure hate this has pulled from people’s hearts” “I’m sorry my words were perceived in a way...” No Colleen we don’t hate you. We don’t care enough about you to hate you. Stop trying to demonize us. This is not us emotionally attacking you, this is us calling out why you are problematic. And no, don’t apologize for how your words were perceived. That is placing the blame on those doing the perceiving. You are the one at fault. Apologize for what your words were.
  • 3280 247 1 week ago
  • Not even a week into 2019. And there have already been two incidents of brutal violence inflicted upon Asians. 
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There were two men in their late twenties and another woman in her late twenties who were waiting for a train, when a group of teenagers came and began to beat them, kicking and punching. All three suffered bruises and lacerations to the face and body. One of the men was rushed to the University of Illinois Hospital, where he was treated for a fractured eye socket. 
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There were multiple suspects. One 15 year old boy was charged with felony aggravated battery and mob action. The group that collectively attacked the Asians are known as the “Duhh Boys”, and apparently they wanted the jacket of the Asian man who suffered a fractured eye socket. But remember, this is over the jacket but not just over the jacket. They attacked all three of the Asians, and according to CWB Chicago, the friends of the suspects have made racist anti-Asian remarks on social media. The perpetrators of this violence are heavily involved with racism.
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I want you all to fully realize that violence towards Asians is a constant reality. Each of its incidents are not isolated events. There is widespread racism towards Asians and a widespread acceptance of harm done to Asians. These widespread mentalities can be found in every non Asian community. 
I want you all to fully realize the significance of this. Not even one week into 2019. And we have an Asian woman who was killed and three Asian people violently attacked. None have gone viral, gotten mainstream coverage, gotten justice. None of the Asians who suffered attack, rape, or murder in 2018 have gone viral, gotten mainstream coverage or justice either. 
I want you all to remember I have made two posts in the past of horrific violence towards Asians and they were both taken down.
I want you all to keep this in mind whenever you speak up about racism or oppression or when you talk to others who blatantly leave out Asians in their activism.
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Video creds @nsrebelyellow . Please follow @nsrebelyellow and @nextshark for the videos of Asians who get attacked, videos that are often taken down from my account.
  • Not even a week into 2019. And there have already been two incidents of brutal violence inflicted upon Asians. _ There were two men in their late twenties and another woman in her late twenties who were waiting for a train, when a group of teenagers came and began to beat them, kicking and punching. All three suffered bruises and lacerations to the face and body. One of the men was rushed to the University of Illinois Hospital, where he was treated for a fractured eye socket. _ There were multiple suspects. One 15 year old boy was charged with felony aggravated battery and mob action. The group that collectively attacked the Asians are known as the “Duhh Boys”, and apparently they wanted the jacket of the Asian man who suffered a fractured eye socket. But remember, this is over the jacket but not just over the jacket. They attacked all three of the Asians, and according to CWB Chicago, the friends of the suspects have made racist anti-Asian remarks on social media. The perpetrators of this violence are heavily involved with racism. _ I want you all to fully realize that violence towards Asians is a constant reality. Each of its incidents are not isolated events. There is widespread racism towards Asians and a widespread acceptance of harm done to Asians. These widespread mentalities can be found in every non Asian community. I want you all to fully realize the significance of this. Not even one week into 2019. And we have an Asian woman who was killed and three Asian people violently attacked. None have gone viral, gotten mainstream coverage, gotten justice. None of the Asians who suffered attack, rape, or murder in 2018 have gone viral, gotten mainstream coverage or justice either. I want you all to remember I have made two posts in the past of horrific violence towards Asians and they were both taken down. I want you all to keep this in mind whenever you speak up about racism or oppression or when you talk to others who blatantly leave out Asians in their activism. _ Video creds @nsrebelyellow . Please follow @nsrebelyellow and @nextshark for the videos of Asians who get attacked, videos that are often taken down from my account.
  • 2853 286 1 week ago
  • OUR LIVES ARE NOT DISPOSABLE. 
This senseless violence NEEDS TO END. 
The killer is 21 year old Krystal Whipple.
It has not even been a week into 2019.
  • OUR LIVES ARE NOT DISPOSABLE. This senseless violence NEEDS TO END. The killer is 21 year old Krystal Whipple. It has not even been a week into 2019.
  • 2707 104 1 week ago
  • Read this and DO THE WORK. All non Asians need to be active allies about this. All Asians need to speak up for our own community and all Asians complicit in the model minority myth need to wake up and see that no, you are not safe, your family is not safe, your community is not safe. WE NEED TO WORK.
  • Read this and DO THE WORK. All non Asians need to be active allies about this. All Asians need to speak up for our own community and all Asians complicit in the model minority myth need to wake up and see that no, you are not safe, your family is not safe, your community is not safe. WE NEED TO WORK.
  • 1960 65 2 weeks ago
  • We need to talk about this. We need to talk about the oppression of Asian nail salon workers, some of the people who are the most disrespected for their profession and race. Many of these women are of Vietnamese descent and fled Vietnam during the war, to live in America in poverty and work very hard to support their family. In return, people refuse to respect their services, mocking and harassing them for their accents, for their native languages, for how they look. In worst case scenarios, customers can get violent and assault these workers — now, one has been killed. There has to be a collective conversation about this intersectional classist and racist discrimination and violence that Asian nail salon workers face. These women’s jobs should not have to be so cruel to them. 
I specify “collective conversation” because this problem is not a singular outburst. We have seen numerous incidents of harassment and violence towards Asian nail salon workers, and these are only the ones that have been documented by social media. We need a collective, organized conversation about this because the problem also has systemic roots; roots that can be traced back to US military violence in Asia, to classism and racism, and to the very much systemic and institutional disregard for Asian lives and voices. 
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The last two pictures is from a go fund me, link in my bio. Accounts I tagged, please speak on this. It is crucial for the very safety and humanity of lower and working class Asian women that they be included in talks and actions of solidarity and justice.
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[edit]: I’m not sure about the fact that buzzfeed said Nguyen had a husband, and the donation link said she is a single mother. She could have had a unique relationship we don’t know the details about. Or maybe one of the sites made a mistake. But the news is still true and Nguyen was still killed over 35 dollars.
  • We need to talk about this. We need to talk about the oppression of Asian nail salon workers, some of the people who are the most disrespected for their profession and race. Many of these women are of Vietnamese descent and fled Vietnam during the war, to live in America in poverty and work very hard to support their family. In return, people refuse to respect their services, mocking and harassing them for their accents, for their native languages, for how they look. In worst case scenarios, customers can get violent and assault these workers — now, one has been killed. There has to be a collective conversation about this intersectional classist and racist discrimination and violence that Asian nail salon workers face. These women’s jobs should not have to be so cruel to them. I specify “collective conversation” because this problem is not a singular outburst. We have seen numerous incidents of harassment and violence towards Asian nail salon workers, and these are only the ones that have been documented by social media. We need a collective, organized conversation about this because the problem also has systemic roots; roots that can be traced back to US military violence in Asia, to classism and racism, and to the very much systemic and institutional disregard for Asian lives and voices. _ The last two pictures is from a go fund me, link in my bio. Accounts I tagged, please speak on this. It is crucial for the very safety and humanity of lower and working class Asian women that they be included in talks and actions of solidarity and justice. _ [edit]: I’m not sure about the fact that buzzfeed said Nguyen had a husband, and the donation link said she is a single mother. She could have had a unique relationship we don’t know the details about. Or maybe one of the sites made a mistake. But the news is still true and Nguyen was still killed over 35 dollars.
  • 4681 169 2 weeks ago
  • 2018 taught me rage. 2018 taught me to be angry. It planted a fighting spirit in my heart, it taught me to look at the world through critical eyes and to understand its structures, and to fight against those that were unjust. 
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But in 2019, I want peace. In 2018 I learned to look past the bliss of ignorance into the oftentimes cruel realities of the world, but in 2019, I want to be able to look even deeper. I want to be able to see not just the manmade systems of evil in the world, but also the essence of life. This essence is what makes life worth living; this essence is found in the materials of the world that go beyond what humans have built, this essence is the sky we all share, the rain that waters the earth, the earth that sustains our bodies, the love that binds different people together.
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In 2019, I want balance. When the fire 2018 has given me turns too hot, I want to find a water that can cool it down. This fire can hurt, and I want to prioritize my mental health above all. I want to fully understand that none of us can be the saviors for everyone, that we all make mistakes, that sometimes, it’s ok if we only save one person: ourselves. 
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In 2019, may we all have the space to breathe. May we all be able to be ourselves, fully and unapologetically. To not say what we think others want us to say, be it if these people are those against us or those who support us. To do what need to do for ourselves. May we find tranquility among the chaos. 
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I chose to post this picture of me next to a lotus pond in Angkor Wat, Cambodia. This is because of the significance of the lotus. The lotus is arguably the most important flower in Asian cultures that have been influenced by Buddhism. Because the lotus is a beautiful flower growing out of muddy ponds, it symbolizes resilience rising out of unfavorable circumstances. It can represent a kind person living in a cruel environment; it can represent a person overcoming a hard situation. Ultimately, it represents the purest form of life, rising gracious and beautiful after a long journey of growth in a difficult world. May 2019 be the year we all blossom into the lotuses that we are.
  • 2018 taught me rage. 2018 taught me to be angry. It planted a fighting spirit in my heart, it taught me to look at the world through critical eyes and to understand its structures, and to fight against those that were unjust. _ But in 2019, I want peace. In 2018 I learned to look past the bliss of ignorance into the oftentimes cruel realities of the world, but in 2019, I want to be able to look even deeper. I want to be able to see not just the manmade systems of evil in the world, but also the essence of life. This essence is what makes life worth living; this essence is found in the materials of the world that go beyond what humans have built, this essence is the sky we all share, the rain that waters the earth, the earth that sustains our bodies, the love that binds different people together. _ In 2019, I want balance. When the fire 2018 has given me turns too hot, I want to find a water that can cool it down. This fire can hurt, and I want to prioritize my mental health above all. I want to fully understand that none of us can be the saviors for everyone, that we all make mistakes, that sometimes, it’s ok if we only save one person: ourselves. _ In 2019, may we all have the space to breathe. May we all be able to be ourselves, fully and unapologetically. To not say what we think others want us to say, be it if these people are those against us or those who support us. To do what need to do for ourselves. May we find tranquility among the chaos. _ _ I chose to post this picture of me next to a lotus pond in Angkor Wat, Cambodia. This is because of the significance of the lotus. The lotus is arguably the most important flower in Asian cultures that have been influenced by Buddhism. Because the lotus is a beautiful flower growing out of muddy ponds, it symbolizes resilience rising out of unfavorable circumstances. It can represent a kind person living in a cruel environment; it can represent a person overcoming a hard situation. Ultimately, it represents the purest form of life, rising gracious and beautiful after a long journey of growth in a difficult world. May 2019 be the year we all blossom into the lotuses that we are.
  • 3404 83 2 weeks ago
  • More posts about Cambodia are coming! Cambodia is such a culturally rich country 🇰🇭
  • More posts about Cambodia are coming! Cambodia is such a culturally rich country 🇰🇭
  • 1999 42 2 weeks ago
  • Was the magic of your childhood’s Christmas surprises and joy built on Santa’s kindness? Your parents’ generosity? Or was it built on the sweat and tears of exploited Chinese workers?
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The oppression of Chinese workers is visible in everyday life. It is more than obvious whenever you go through your clothes and products and read that they all say “made in China.” But people still choose to ignore this. People still choose to close their eyes to the sufferings of Chinese workers.
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While non-Chinese Americans call us chinks, while they use sinophobic slurs for profit, while they come into our restaurants to harass us for racist comedy and social media clout, while people scream at us to go back to our country, while we are punished for participating in our culture, while our women are fetishized and assaulted, while people dismiss all our struggles because we are apparently privileged, because we are “basically white” — Chinese people back home are laboring away to make these same people the essentials they use everyday. 
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The phone you are using to record your racist video was made in China. The clothes on your back were made in China. The West loves to use China’s labor and then dehumanize Chinese people. And the misconception of absolute Chinese privilege obscures people from the truth of Chinese oppression, from the truth that so much of our material world is built by the Chinese. Open your eyes. Your houses would be empty if not for the exploitation of us “privileged, evil chinks.”
  • Was the magic of your childhood’s Christmas surprises and joy built on Santa’s kindness? Your parents’ generosity? Or was it built on the sweat and tears of exploited Chinese workers? _ The oppression of Chinese workers is visible in everyday life. It is more than obvious whenever you go through your clothes and products and read that they all say “made in China.” But people still choose to ignore this. People still choose to close their eyes to the sufferings of Chinese workers. _ While non-Chinese Americans call us chinks, while they use sinophobic slurs for profit, while they come into our restaurants to harass us for racist comedy and social media clout, while people scream at us to go back to our country, while we are punished for participating in our culture, while our women are fetishized and assaulted, while people dismiss all our struggles because we are apparently privileged, because we are “basically white” — Chinese people back home are laboring away to make these same people the essentials they use everyday. _ The phone you are using to record your racist video was made in China. The clothes on your back were made in China. The West loves to use China’s labor and then dehumanize Chinese people. And the misconception of absolute Chinese privilege obscures people from the truth of Chinese oppression, from the truth that so much of our material world is built by the Chinese. Open your eyes. Your houses would be empty if not for the exploitation of us “privileged, evil chinks.”
  • 2729 139 3 weeks ago
  • Honestly I thought she was the contestant who stood out the most, her beauty is the most striking and unconventional and I love how she broke through Asian standards of beauty 😍😍🇻🇳
  • Honestly I thought she was the contestant who stood out the most, her beauty is the most striking and unconventional and I love how she broke through Asian standards of beauty 😍😍🇻🇳
  • 4384 81 3 weeks ago
  • This is absolutely horrible and terrifying. When violence from Asians is a reality for black people, it is crucial for us to remember that anti-blackness among the Asian community is not a thing of the past nor only something felt by the older generation. Young Asians, today, can still be anti-black. And when this hatred manifests through such violence, and sometimes even death, we as Asians have no right to get all defensive and be like “not all Asians!” We cannot talk about white people’s inaction towards racism if we deny our own role in it. This is not the first black person that has suffered from an Asian’s anti-blackness, so please, it’s about time we step up and start calling out this hatred.
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Check my stories for more posts about anti-blackness.
  • This is absolutely horrible and terrifying. When violence from Asians is a reality for black people, it is crucial for us to remember that anti-blackness among the Asian community is not a thing of the past nor only something felt by the older generation. Young Asians, today, can still be anti-black. And when this hatred manifests through such violence, and sometimes even death, we as Asians have no right to get all defensive and be like “not all Asians!” We cannot talk about white people’s inaction towards racism if we deny our own role in it. This is not the first black person that has suffered from an Asian’s anti-blackness, so please, it’s about time we step up and start calling out this hatred. _ Check my stories for more posts about anti-blackness.
  • 3400 296 3 weeks ago
  • This is disgusting and rappers need to find a better way to make their shit music, rather than using slurs that are extremely racist and disrespectful
  • This is disgusting and rappers need to find a better way to make their shit music, rather than using slurs that are extremely racist and disrespectful
  • 1850 158 4 weeks ago