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  • This is absolutely disgusting that adults would abuse children like this. And I want this to be a reminder for everyone to stop glamorizing Europe & Europeans, and thinking that they are perfect. My father grew up in Switzerland so I have connections to the continent and every year when I visited I saw and sometimes experienced racism. So many people were racist and sexist to me when I was in France for a month for a language immersion program during the summer. As someone who is familiar and connected to both European cultures and American culture, I see all the time how Americans over-romanticize Europe and Europeans, acting as if the continent is paradise on earth and that everyone there is the epitome of elegance and classiness. That’s just not true. Europeans were the one who slaughtered enslaved exploited and colonized non White peoples. Europe is the birthplace of racism.
  • This is absolutely disgusting that adults would abuse children like this. And I want this to be a reminder for everyone to stop glamorizing Europe & Europeans, and thinking that they are perfect. My father grew up in Switzerland so I have connections to the continent and every year when I visited I saw and sometimes experienced racism. So many people were racist and sexist to me when I was in France for a month for a language immersion program during the summer. As someone who is familiar and connected to both European cultures and American culture, I see all the time how Americans over-romanticize Europe and Europeans, acting as if the continent is paradise on earth and that everyone there is the epitome of elegance and classiness. That’s just not true. Europeans were the one who slaughtered enslaved exploited and colonized non White peoples. Europe is the birthplace of racism.
  • 4498 290 17 hours ago
  • Thank you @levantine.heritage for informing me about this horrific hate crime. This is absolutely terrifying. When are we going to talk about how white racists are the ones who terrorize Arab people, not the other way around? When are we going to talk about how America and American media is so anti-Arab, anti-middle East, and Islamophobic, that people literally don’t care about what happens to Arabs / middle easterners / Muslims — because apparently they’re the worst terrorists in the world? They are not. White racists are. Spread awareness about this to stand with our west Asian brothers and sisters who suffer from hate and violence and suffer from it in silence too.
  • Thank you @levantine.heritage for informing me about this horrific hate crime. This is absolutely terrifying. When are we going to talk about how white racists are the ones who terrorize Arab people, not the other way around? When are we going to talk about how America and American media is so anti-Arab, anti-middle East, and Islamophobic, that people literally don’t care about what happens to Arabs / middle easterners / Muslims — because apparently they’re the worst terrorists in the world? They are not. White racists are. Spread awareness about this to stand with our west Asian brothers and sisters who suffer from hate and violence and suffer from it in silence too.
  • 948 10 3 days ago
  • White supremacist terrorists prove time and time again that they are the most evil people in the world. The marginalized people they hate so much just want to treat them with kindness. The marginalized people they brutalize just want to coexist with them in peace. Yet the white supremacists always act in such illogical hate and violence. I am speechless at this inhumanity. To my Muslim brothers and sisters, I stand with you. You should not have to fear your life in a place of worship. You should not have to fear your life anywhere.
  • White supremacist terrorists prove time and time again that they are the most evil people in the world. The marginalized people they hate so much just want to treat them with kindness. The marginalized people they brutalize just want to coexist with them in peace. Yet the white supremacists always act in such illogical hate and violence. I am speechless at this inhumanity. To my Muslim brothers and sisters, I stand with you. You should not have to fear your life in a place of worship. You should not have to fear your life anywhere.
  • 3283 35 4 days ago
  • This is absolutely heartbreaking...
  • This is absolutely heartbreaking...
  • 2367 38 1 week ago
  • Many people, both Chinese and non Chinese, don’t understand how Chinese international oppression is tied hand in hand with Chinese oppression of its own peoples. Information and education censorship, communist propaganda promoted everywhere... Eight year old me being pulled aside by my Chinese teacher for her to tell me not talk about the discriminatory texts about Uyghurs, or I could get in trouble; my parents telling me with frightened voices at the dinner table that I should not be posting about Tibet or East Turkestan because the Chinese government could find me and bar me from entry into China ever again... These are all the snippets of the oppression I’ve witnessed, felt, and could potentially experience. And this makes me realize even more how Chinese people need to stand with and fight for a free Tibet. The Chinese government oppresses us all. The Chinese government only has its colonialist and imperialistic goal in mind. #freetibet
  • Many people, both Chinese and non Chinese, don’t understand how Chinese international oppression is tied hand in hand with Chinese oppression of its own peoples. Information and education censorship, communist propaganda promoted everywhere... Eight year old me being pulled aside by my Chinese teacher for her to tell me not talk about the discriminatory texts about Uyghurs, or I could get in trouble; my parents telling me with frightened voices at the dinner table that I should not be posting about Tibet or East Turkestan because the Chinese government could find me and bar me from entry into China ever again... These are all the snippets of the oppression I’ve witnessed, felt, and could potentially experience. And this makes me realize even more how Chinese people need to stand with and fight for a free Tibet. The Chinese government oppresses us all. The Chinese government only has its colonialist and imperialistic goal in mind. #freetibet
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  • Two days ago, on the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising Day, @chemilhamoooo gave a speech on Tibetan identity and activism. 
Chemi’s story is one of such resilience, yet born out of so much violence. Born out of Chinese violence, of Chinese colonization. It is so crucial that we are aware of the human rights abuses in Tibet - more of which you can learn about in my post before this, and the twitter thread under #asianfemiinisttibet. But above all - beyond being educated - we need to fight for humanity. We need to fight for the humanity of Tibetans, of Tibetan refugees, of all colonized peoples. Chemi fiercely states that she will never give up and always fight for a free Tibet. We must too. As Asian activists, as humans. Everyone deserves a home that is free.
  • Two days ago, on the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising Day, @chemilhamoooo gave a speech on Tibetan identity and activism. Chemi’s story is one of such resilience, yet born out of so much violence. Born out of Chinese violence, of Chinese colonization. It is so crucial that we are aware of the human rights abuses in Tibet - more of which you can learn about in my post before this, and the twitter thread under #asianfemiinisttibet. But above all - beyond being educated - we need to fight for humanity. We need to fight for the humanity of Tibetans, of Tibetan refugees, of all colonized peoples. Chemi fiercely states that she will never give up and always fight for a free Tibet. We must too. As Asian activists, as humans. Everyone deserves a home that is free.
  • 2071 37 1 week ago
  • March 10th 1959 was Tibetan Uprising Day. This is a day late from its anniversary but everyday is the right day to scream #freetibet from the rooftops. This is the perfect post by @tldorjee to educate us about the oppression of Tibet. Always remember that China is an imperialistic state. Always fight against Chinese illegal occupation of Central Asian countries — its colonization of Tibet and genocide of Uyghurs Muslims in East Turkestan. The last time I posted about Tibet there were so many angry Chinese people in the comments saying I’m “brainwashed by western media.” But guess what, I grew up in China, and while I love the culture and its significance of being my motherland, I still view the government critically. The Chinese people who are angry at #freetibet are just colonizers. Read my Twitter thread under #asianfemiinisttibet for more information on this topic. As the video says go to free.tibet/org-action to help, and also support Tibetan activists. A great one that I follow from my personal is @chemilhamoooo
  • March 10th 1959 was Tibetan Uprising Day. This is a day late from its anniversary but everyday is the right day to scream #freetibet from the rooftops. This is the perfect post by @tldorjee to educate us about the oppression of Tibet. Always remember that China is an imperialistic state. Always fight against Chinese illegal occupation of Central Asian countries — its colonization of Tibet and genocide of Uyghurs Muslims in East Turkestan. The last time I posted about Tibet there were so many angry Chinese people in the comments saying I’m “brainwashed by western media.” But guess what, I grew up in China, and while I love the culture and its significance of being my motherland, I still view the government critically. The Chinese people who are angry at #freetibet are just colonizers. Read my Twitter thread under #asianfemiinisttibet for more information on this topic. As the video says go to free.tibet/org-action to help, and also support Tibetan activists. A great one that I follow from my personal is @chemilhamoooo
  • 7076 316 1 week ago
  • The mistreatment that I faced isn’t even as bad as so much other abuse that happens. There are children who get beat up. Children who get kicked out of their homes. Children who get starved. The violence is real.
I specify East Asian because this is a continuation from my previous post about a Chinese boy, because I speak from my own experiences, and because East Asia has one of the highest student suicide rates in the world — but this sort of abuse happens in non East Asian cultures as well.
I understand that some of us make jokes about this as a coping mechanism and to bond with people who have similar struggles as us. But at a certain point we have to stop trivializing and normalizing this very abusive behavior, and start fighting against it. We can’t allow the future generations to be treated we were treated or how our parents and grandparents were treated.
  • The mistreatment that I faced isn’t even as bad as so much other abuse that happens. There are children who get beat up. Children who get kicked out of their homes. Children who get starved. The violence is real. I specify East Asian because this is a continuation from my previous post about a Chinese boy, because I speak from my own experiences, and because East Asia has one of the highest student suicide rates in the world — but this sort of abuse happens in non East Asian cultures as well. I understand that some of us make jokes about this as a coping mechanism and to bond with people who have similar struggles as us. But at a certain point we have to stop trivializing and normalizing this very abusive behavior, and start fighting against it. We can’t allow the future generations to be treated we were treated or how our parents and grandparents were treated.
  • 8898 213 1 week ago
  • I — people don’t realize how normalized this sort of violence is in East Asian cultures. It’s heartbreaking. Children aren’t even treated like humans who have the right to make mistakes or grow. As someone who grew up in East Asia this saddens me so much. Especially when I read the comments under this post and so many people were making jokes. This is not funny. This is a real issue and this is hurting so many children in East Asia. In fact, East Asia has one of the highest rates of student suicides, exactly because of this horrendous abuse and pressure with education.
  • I — people don’t realize how normalized this sort of violence is in East Asian cultures. It’s heartbreaking. Children aren’t even treated like humans who have the right to make mistakes or grow. As someone who grew up in East Asia this saddens me so much. Especially when I read the comments under this post and so many people were making jokes. This is not funny. This is a real issue and this is hurting so many children in East Asia. In fact, East Asia has one of the highest rates of student suicides, exactly because of this horrendous abuse and pressure with education.
  • 4655 116 2 weeks ago
  • I was scrolling through @nsrebelyellow ‘s posts and saw this, a hate crime that happened a couple weeks ago. I had missed their post originally but I have not seen a single other post talking about this. 
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The assaulter’s name is John Crain, who admitted that he had attacked the clerk because he hates Muslims, although the clerk is not even Muslim, he is Sikh. 
We need to talk more about Islamophobia, and general ignorance that leads to confusing Sikhs with Muslims. John Crain is a white man who does not even know the difference between Sikhs and Muslims and acted upon this ignorance with violence and hatred. 
Muslims and other religious minorities that may be perceived as Muslim are constantly targeted by racist and Islamophobic people. It’s time we stand with them, and as the Asian community it’s absolutely time that we stand with the Muslims and Sikhs in our own community.
  • I was scrolling through @nsrebelyellow ‘s posts and saw this, a hate crime that happened a couple weeks ago. I had missed their post originally but I have not seen a single other post talking about this. _ The assaulter’s name is John Crain, who admitted that he had attacked the clerk because he hates Muslims, although the clerk is not even Muslim, he is Sikh. We need to talk more about Islamophobia, and general ignorance that leads to confusing Sikhs with Muslims. John Crain is a white man who does not even know the difference between Sikhs and Muslims and acted upon this ignorance with violence and hatred. Muslims and other religious minorities that may be perceived as Muslim are constantly targeted by racist and Islamophobic people. It’s time we stand with them, and as the Asian community it’s absolutely time that we stand with the Muslims and Sikhs in our own community.
  • 1640 35 2 weeks ago
  • THIS!!!
White supremacy paints different narratives of different poc depending on the specific context, but all of these narratives are meant to portray white people as superior.
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Saying to poc in the West to “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps”: white supremacy’s way of dismissing systemic racism and justifying white success, although it was greatly facilitated by white supremacy. 
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“Helping” poc in non Western countries: white supremacy’s way of perpetuating stereotypes of non Western infeiortiry, and centering and giving themselves the power in every narrative.
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They manifest differently but they’re all just ways to maintain white power.
  • THIS!!! White supremacy paints different narratives of different poc depending on the specific context, but all of these narratives are meant to portray white people as superior. _ Saying to poc in the West to “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps”: white supremacy’s way of dismissing systemic racism and justifying white success, although it was greatly facilitated by white supremacy. _ “Helping” poc in non Western countries: white supremacy’s way of perpetuating stereotypes of non Western infeiortiry, and centering and giving themselves the power in every narrative. _ They manifest differently but they’re all just ways to maintain white power.
  • 1799 17 2 weeks ago
  • Watch how many people will hate this. Watch how many people will react to this in a way that just shows that if they were directly called out in conversations about privilege, they will get angry. Your allyship is fake and performative if you only consume information about marginalized people’s suffering but cannot handle information about how your community is the one inflicting the suffering. Actually think about your privilege, because it is privilege that your community is the one creating the pain and yet the statistics we have on this pain don’t even call you out, that the statistics on racism and misogyny don’t even directly call out white people and men, and instead continuously objectify marginalized people’s hardships.
  • Watch how many people will hate this. Watch how many people will react to this in a way that just shows that if they were directly called out in conversations about privilege, they will get angry. Your allyship is fake and performative if you only consume information about marginalized people’s suffering but cannot handle information about how your community is the one inflicting the suffering. Actually think about your privilege, because it is privilege that your community is the one creating the pain and yet the statistics we have on this pain don’t even call you out, that the statistics on racism and misogyny don’t even directly call out white people and men, and instead continuously objectify marginalized people’s hardships.
  • 4799 100 2 weeks ago
  • Swipe to read an article on recent conflict between Pakistan and India. A more detailed post about Kashmir will be posted soon.
  • Swipe to read an article on recent conflict between Pakistan and India. A more detailed post about Kashmir will be posted soon.
  • 1158 193 3 weeks ago
  • On February 13th, ICE temporarily detained 26 workers after raiding a Korean market in San Diego, California. ICE reportedly forcefully broke a door down to find the workers.
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Let’s talk about a number of things. 
1) Detainment. Is. Trauma. The whole reason why people are angry that Trump was detaining immigrants? Because it devastates families. ICE is constantly going around doing this. Traumatizing people who are simply working to have a better life.
2) Detainment is trauma and who gets detained? People of color. ICE raided a Korean market specifically. If they wanted to they could have raided any market, and an American/“white” market. But they specifically chose to raid an Asian one. ICE is racist and anyone who refuses to see that is willfully ignorant and racist as well. 
3) Start including Asians in conversation about immigration and abuse under ICE. Stop acting like immigration is solely a Latinx issue. It is a Latinx issue, it is an Asian issue, it is a black issue — simpler put, it is an immigrant and race issue. Someone once told me that ICE doesn’t target East Asians because they don’t target light skin people. That is racist and ignorant. The systemic abuse East Asians face has nothing to do with our skin color but with our race, which shows very obviously that we are NOT white — and white people can see very clearly our Asian-ness and non-whiteness whether we are light skinned or not. Light skinned Latinx immigrants get targeted by ICE as well, but no one denies their struggles as immigrants or POC because they are light skinned. People will say anything to erase and dismiss Asians who are targeted. Stop it, it’s not cute, it’s oppressive.
  • On February 13th, ICE temporarily detained 26 workers after raiding a Korean market in San Diego, California. ICE reportedly forcefully broke a door down to find the workers. _ Let’s talk about a number of things. 1) Detainment. Is. Trauma. The whole reason why people are angry that Trump was detaining immigrants? Because it devastates families. ICE is constantly going around doing this. Traumatizing people who are simply working to have a better life. 2) Detainment is trauma and who gets detained? People of color. ICE raided a Korean market specifically. If they wanted to they could have raided any market, and an American/“white” market. But they specifically chose to raid an Asian one. ICE is racist and anyone who refuses to see that is willfully ignorant and racist as well. 3) Start including Asians in conversation about immigration and abuse under ICE. Stop acting like immigration is solely a Latinx issue. It is a Latinx issue, it is an Asian issue, it is a black issue — simpler put, it is an immigrant and race issue. Someone once told me that ICE doesn’t target East Asians because they don’t target light skin people. That is racist and ignorant. The systemic abuse East Asians face has nothing to do with our skin color but with our race, which shows very obviously that we are NOT white — and white people can see very clearly our Asian-ness and non-whiteness whether we are light skinned or not. Light skinned Latinx immigrants get targeted by ICE as well, but no one denies their struggles as immigrants or POC because they are light skinned. People will say anything to erase and dismiss Asians who are targeted. Stop it, it’s not cute, it’s oppressive.
  • 3187 135 3 weeks ago
  • Let this sink in. The horrific dehumanization and cruelty. The complete erasure and lack of justice. The oppression. I am heartbroken.
  • Let this sink in. The horrific dehumanization and cruelty. The complete erasure and lack of justice. The oppression. I am heartbroken.
  • 38634 923 1 month ago
  • Post from @ndn.o 
I did not know about this. 
I did not know that the oppression of Japanese Americans was also built on the oppression of Native Americans. 
I think this is an extremely important reminder that white supremacy does not target different communities individually. White supremacy does not choose to one day specifically target the black community, and leave other communities of color alone while doing so, and then specifically target the Asian community the next day, and leave other communities of color alone while doing so. All of our oppression is linked. 
This is why it’s so important to truly understand that none of us are free until all of us are free. Freedom can only be achieved if we all possess it, just like how white supremacy was achieved because we all suffer from it.
That is, in fact, the power of white supremacy. It oppresses us all. Its oppression of one community is built on the oppression of another community. We need to realize this so we can learn how to support each other. 
Its occasional leniency towards one community is also built on its harsher oppression of another. We also need to realize this to dismantle our own roles in the perpetuation of white supremacy.
  • Post from @ndn.o I did not know about this. I did not know that the oppression of Japanese Americans was also built on the oppression of Native Americans. I think this is an extremely important reminder that white supremacy does not target different communities individually. White supremacy does not choose to one day specifically target the black community, and leave other communities of color alone while doing so, and then specifically target the Asian community the next day, and leave other communities of color alone while doing so. All of our oppression is linked. This is why it’s so important to truly understand that none of us are free until all of us are free. Freedom can only be achieved if we all possess it, just like how white supremacy was achieved because we all suffer from it. That is, in fact, the power of white supremacy. It oppresses us all. Its oppression of one community is built on the oppression of another community. We need to realize this so we can learn how to support each other. Its occasional leniency towards one community is also built on its harsher oppression of another. We also need to realize this to dismantle our own roles in the perpetuation of white supremacy.
  • 1562 16 1 month ago
  • Appreciation for my beautiful friend @itschxudhary , who also runs the activism account @shahzadi.speaks . She’s truly beautiful and a source of inspiration for me. She posts about asian news that are underreported, and is honestly a kind person who is super sweet to everyone. Show her some love and support ❤️❤️
  • Appreciation for my beautiful friend @itschxudhary , who also runs the activism account @shahzadi.speaks . She’s truly beautiful and a source of inspiration for me. She posts about asian news that are underreported, and is honestly a kind person who is super sweet to everyone. Show her some love and support ❤️❤️
  • 1580 21 1 month ago
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This post is super important because almost all of the information in it I had not known until I saw this thread. 
I already knew about the erasure of Asian Latinx. I see it and experience it myself everyday. Obviously for me I am not a member of the Asian Latinx diaspora, I’m just mixed, but in general there is systemic erasure of people with Asian and Latinx heritage. 
Where are we in Latin America media? Where are we in American media of Latinx people?
Where are we in activism supposedly fighting for underrepresented and marginalized Latinx populations? 
Why is it that so many non-Asian Latinx don’t even know that we exist?
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I didn’t know about the enslavement of Asian people in Latin America. Did you? Answer in the comments. 
But the truth is the exploitation of Asian labor, and the enslavement of Asians, is not something that is widely taught. 
Why is the history of Asian enslavement in Latin America so erased? 
Why is this history also withheld from other oppressed Latinx poc, whom we could create solidarity with?
Who does this serve? 
Who does it serve if the history of slavery and colonial violence is so water downed and simplified and only portrayed as black and white?
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It doesn’t serve indigenous Latinx. 
It doesn’t serve Afro Latinx. 
It only serves white Latinx. 
It only serves white Latinx to completely erase the violence they exercised on an entire population. 
It only serves white Latinx to only teach about black enslavement and indigenous genocide. 
Because then no one knows the whole truth and magnitude of the violence they inflicted on all people of color. 
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It is so crucial that we are taught this history.
It is so crucial that Latinx activists of color include Asian Latinx in their activism.
It is so crucial that Asian Latinx start fighting for our representation and justice as well.
  • [READ CAPTION] This post is super important because almost all of the information in it I had not known until I saw this thread. I already knew about the erasure of Asian Latinx. I see it and experience it myself everyday. Obviously for me I am not a member of the Asian Latinx diaspora, I’m just mixed, but in general there is systemic erasure of people with Asian and Latinx heritage. Where are we in Latin America media? Where are we in American media of Latinx people? Where are we in activism supposedly fighting for underrepresented and marginalized Latinx populations? Why is it that so many non-Asian Latinx don’t even know that we exist? _ I didn’t know about the enslavement of Asian people in Latin America. Did you? Answer in the comments. But the truth is the exploitation of Asian labor, and the enslavement of Asians, is not something that is widely taught. Why is the history of Asian enslavement in Latin America so erased? Why is this history also withheld from other oppressed Latinx poc, whom we could create solidarity with? Who does this serve? Who does it serve if the history of slavery and colonial violence is so water downed and simplified and only portrayed as black and white? _ It doesn’t serve indigenous Latinx. It doesn’t serve Afro Latinx. It only serves white Latinx. It only serves white Latinx to completely erase the violence they exercised on an entire population. It only serves white Latinx to only teach about black enslavement and indigenous genocide. Because then no one knows the whole truth and magnitude of the violence they inflicted on all people of color. _ It is so crucial that we are taught this history. It is so crucial that Latinx activists of color include Asian Latinx in their activism. It is so crucial that Asian Latinx start fighting for our representation and justice as well.
  • 4064 105 1 month ago