Fil-Ams join effort to explain #BlackLivesMatter movement to older generation

An effort to address anti-black racism within the Asian American community — and even the Filipino American community — drew hundreds of Asian Americans to contribute to an open letter they hope to share with their immigrant parents.

The letter titled “Dear Mom, Dad, Uncle, Auntie: Black Lives Matter to Us, Too” was crowd-sourced on Google Docs with writers from all Asian American groups lending suggestions to make the letter culturally appropriate.

Filipino journalist Jose Antonio Vargas edited the final draft.

That letter has been translated into various Asian languages including Tagalog.

“We know first-hand that it’s difficult to find the words and rationale to talk about this complex issue, especially in the languages that resonate most with our elders. Our hope with this letter is to make it easier for people to craft their own starting points,” reads a note explaining the letter’s mission.




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  • kikay pango
    12 July 2016 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    Fil. are the most racist people on earth … ….. they’re the biggest consumer of facial and skin whitening products ……