KEEP TALKING by Theo HendersonFeburary 14th 2023
In order for this relationship to be authentic, we must keep talking about the internalized biases both communities have about one another. Conflation and dismissal are the killers of honest conversation. We should not wait until the world ends to come together or tragedy ensues. Let us meet in joy. Mutual Aid groups are an excellent way of humanizing people and breaking down some barriers.
Living Unhoused in an Asian community I would speak up about the necessity of learning Black History. It is pivotal to debunking the Bad Minority Myth trotted out to the Asian community. Fleeing from war torn countries to thrive in America at the war torn experience of African Americans is a crucial part of American history. Key among these Black Americans created an economic floor and thriving community only to have it razed.
Putting the onus on the majority attacks on the Asian community is paramount.