Tag: Black Lives Matter

Branded Rhetoric

Anti-black sentiment is long-standing in Asian communities and has impacted me personally with regard to colorism. The issue is so extreme that skin bleaching or color-fading products are given to young people in efforts to lighten skin. One only has to look at K-pop or Asian models to understand...

My Apathetic Outrage

I think I’m supposed to be out there doing something. I think I’m supposed to be using my voice to raise critical consciousness and dogged resolve to reform the systemic racial injustice that persists. In education. On Reservations. On the streets where the blood of black bodies continually trickles...

The Curious Case of Allyship

This is my daughter. A couple of years ago, we took a road trip down south to the Great Sand Dunes and she started doing backbends and cartwheels and all of her gymnastics contortionist moves in the sand, the whipping wind pushing against her as she sought to find...