'Black and Asian unity': attacks on elders spark reckoning with racism's roots
How racism and white supremacy fueled a Black-Asian divide in America - Vox
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Why the trope of Black-Asian conflict in the face of anti-Asian violence dismisses solidarity
A spate of pandemic-era violence has shined a light on anti-Asian bias, stoking concerns of division between two minority communities. A something woman thrown into a set of newsstands in Flushing, Queens. An year-old man fatally assaulted in San Francisco. A recent spate of violence against Asian elders has left many Asian Americans across the country feeling targeted, wondering whether these are random acts of crime — or fueled by anti-Asian bias. Some, including Asian movie stars and celebrities, have called for greater recognition of the racism that targets Asian Americans.
At the same time, the land has never been inhabited by only those two groups, and the ways in which other minorities interact with both Black America and white America offer key insight into that past. Case in point: The complex histories of both anti-Blackness and anti-racist solidarity within the Asian American community. That dynamic has come to the forefront especially in light of the presence of Tou Thao, an Asian American officer, at the death of George Floyd. That system is one that has been evolving for centuries, and still influences the work of many Asian American activists today. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Asian Americans working as immigrant laborers in the U.