White America, we need to have a conversation. Ahmaud’s murder is evil and cruel. No doubt about it. The video proves it. And to be honest, the evidence beforehand did too. But this “clean cut” case is so easy for many white people to rally behind…it brings up a bigger discussion. Why in times where … Continue reading Ahmaud’s Case is “Perfect” Enough For White People to Speak Up
I grew up wild and free. Homeschooled, unschooled, I read whatever books appealed to me and spent long hours outdoors letting my imagination wander. I had the kind of education many modern parents look at longingly. I wasn’t in public schools at a desk all day learning how to be a pliant citizen or godless … Continue reading I was Home Schooled for Autonomy, then I Learned Community
After her son was born, Mary spoke to Jesus one night in whispers, lying in bed together in the blue and the soft of dark. The boy was asleep, small mouth open and breathing. His chest rose and fell and Mary felt a surge of something that was almost like grief. Her words were prayer … Continue reading Mary Holding Jesus at His Birth & Death
The outbreak of COVID-19 is not an excuse for racism and hate crimes. However, not only am I seeing the world suffering, I’m also hearing and seeing the racism and xenophobia that comes with it. As a Taiwanese/Chinese/Asian person during this pandemic, I know that my Asianness does not make me more susceptible to catching … Continue reading Asian Christians are Fighting COVID…and Racism
Cities like Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, and New Orleans are all reporting over 70% of their respective COVID-19 deaths being among black people, with similar trends extending through the states at-large. In New York City, which boasts the most cases in the country, Blacks and Latinos are dying at twice the rate of white people and five to six times more than their respective population percentages. This time last week St. Louis was reporting that 100% of its known COVID-19 deaths are among African Americans.
Yesterday, Andrew Yang published an op-ed in the Washington Post calling for Asian Americans to respond to the rise of anti-Asian racist incidents by proving our “American-ness.” We are living in a time when the President explicitly weaponizes anti-Asian rhetoric, ICE quietly conducts mass deportations of Southeast Asians, and our sense of belonging in this … Continue reading How Andrew Yang Missed The Mark Responding To COVID-19 Anti-Asian Racism