So yesterday, I started to write about hate, specifically about recent events that have transpired regarding Asian Hate. Unfortunately I didn’t get to a major point because I didn’t want to type a long drawn out post. So I broke it up into parts. With that said, let’s continue.
So a recent event that happened in Atlanta at a few massage parlors. There was a shooting that had several announced dead. 6 of those was Asian. Now normally one side says this wasn’t an Asian Hate crime and the other side says otherwise. But no matter what, it was wrong and in no way should’ve happened. But that’s the thing with what’s going on in this country. Too many psychos that think they’re the way. As I stated previously, I am a part of that community that has been under attack and I can’t stand it. Unfortunately there isn’t much I can do and it hurts. I have a voice but it isn’t strong enough. Speaking of voices, there is a hashtag going around but I have to ask, what does it do? Seriously. Don’t get me wrong, I’m guilty of using it as well but I been thinking what do hashtags really do? Granted they make people aware but honestly what do they do? They trend and people take notice. Some participate because they feel they’re doing their part but seriously, what does it do? You can hashtag all you want but unless you take action, it don’t mean shit. Hard truth but deal with it. If you really want to help and be a part of the cause, do something besides hide behind your hashtags. Start an organization, start a group, start a drive, do something to show that you support and care. I’m lucky to write for a website that can somewhat shed some light on things but can also be used to reach others. Unfortunately that is not enough. There are some that fully stand behind and are out there doing something and I appreciate them for what they do. They can use the help. So if you really want to stand and support go out and support those that are doing things now. Down below I will link websites to various Asian support groups that you can contact and see how you can help. Hashtags aren’t enough.
Now with that said, let’s take a look at the real struggle. No matter the race, there has been hate for thousands of years. It’s more rampant here in this country because of certain groups and certain political propaganda that gets thrown in the mix. As I stated in the previous post, I never seen a country so divided and I been around for over 3 decades. Asian hate is just the latest sense of injustice to happen. When 9/11 hit, there were attacks on many Muslims and various middle-eastern people that were immigrants and some even born here, automatically got blamed for those attacks when a majority of them came here to start a new life, only to be thrown back into the mess they left in the first place. Who can forget the decades of hate for African-Americans? If you noticed, all this hate and bigotry were from white people. Now it sounds like I’m attacking white people but I’m not. I’m stating facts because at the end of the day, white people still think this is their country when in reality, they too are also immigrants. That’s the beauty of this country. It was formed and built from immigration. A place to give hope to those who wanted a new life. A better life because they wanted to escape the problems and troubles of their homes. Louis Farrakhan at the Million Man March said it best, “The seal, and the constitution, reflect the thinking of the founding fathers, that this was, to be a nation, by white people, and for white people. Native Americans, Blacks and all other non-white people, were to be the burden bearers for the real citizens of this nation” We have fallen and forgotten the very thing this nation was built on. Enough with the hate and racism. There are far more important things in this world that needs our attention. And it all begins with you.
If you wish to help and support, click on the following links down below. Remember world, one love!
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta (advancingjustice-atlanta.org)
A3PCON – Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council
Chinese Progressive Association | Educate. Organize. Empower! (cpasf.org)