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You Can’t Stan K-pop Without Also Standing Up Against Anti-Asian Racism

Loving K-pop doesn't erase any stereotypes you might harbor, nor does it mean you can stay silent when AAPI people are under attack.

5/16/2021 12:02:00 PM

'How is it possible that when Asians are finally starting to be seen as 'cool' and 'hip' in the West, we're also being brutally attacked and even killed on a regular basis, often in broad daylight?'

Loving K-pop doesn't erase any stereotypes you might harbor, nor does it mean you can stay silent when AAPI people are under attack.

BTS, a K-pop phenomenon, has also become one of the biggest bands in the world.Rich FuryHow is it possible that when Asians are finally starting to be seen as “cool” and “hip” in the West, we're also being brutally attacked and even killed on a regular basis, often in broad daylight?

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Unfortunately, there’s not a simple answer to that question. But America has long had a pattern of scapegoating people of Asian descent for its societal and economic ills, from white workers blaming the Chinesefor stealing their jobs and bringing diseases

—which led to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882—to our own government forcibly sending more than 120,000 Japanese Americans to internment camps during World War II, to two white auto workers, who were allegedly out of work in 1982 as Japanese car manufacturers outpaced American companies, killing Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, whom they mistook for Japanese. headtopics.com

When times are tough, it’s always easy to simply point the finger at someone else. And it’s even easier if that person doesn’t look like you and is someone you might regard as “foreign” and “different.” It’s even easier when your own political leaders are feeding those impulses by using terms like “China virus” and “kung flu” in the midst of a global pandemic.

How is it possible that when Asians are finally starting to be seen as “cool” and “hip” in the West, we're also being brutally attacked? Read more: ELLE Magazine (US) »

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You Can’t Stan K-pop Without Also Standing Up Against Anti-Asian Racism'How is it possible that when Asians are finally starting to be seen as 'cool' and 'hip' in the West, we're also being brutally attacked and even killed on a regular basis, often in broad daylight?' The West appears not to discriminate people based on the color of their skin for they had brutally attacked and killed for centuries, and up to day, red, brown, yellow, black and mixed race peoples. ot7_4everyoung How is that ....OMG Very interesting article. Hope more people read it.

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You Can’t Stan K-pop Without Also Standing Up Against Anti-Asian Racism'How is it possible that when Asians are finally starting to be seen as 'cool' and 'hip' in the West, we're also being brutally attacked and even killed on a regular basis, often in broad daylight?'

California's first Filipino American attorney general weighs in on anti-Asian racismAtty. Gen. Rob Bonta, who says he was called racist names and never felt like he belonged while growing up in the Sacramento area, calls fighting anti-Asian racism one of his top priorities. I just moved to your city, who wouldn't mind showing me interesting places? When will or dare anyone talk about anti-white racism? Israaell is killing children and innocent civillians in Paalestinee. It is occupying palestiniann land and their homes. Why there is no news about Palestiniann children and people? Dont be silent for humanity. HopeToGaza