All Asian Lives Matter. From March 2020 to February 2021, Stop AAPI Hate reported 3,795 anti-AAPI hate crimes or incidents within their latest national report.
This violence and hatred towards the Asian community and IS nothing new— Racism, implicit biases, racial profiling and other discriminatory actions plagues the Asian, and other BIPOC communities.
Your Favorite Librarian wants you to make informed decisions, better your support for and gain a greater understanding of Asian narratives, and histories.
Check out East Meets Black: Asian and Black Masculinities in the Post-Civil Rights Era by Chong Chon-Smith.
This title is an interrogation of the harmful, binary stereotypes leveled against Asian and Black men.
East Meets Black examines the making and remaking of race and masculinity through the racialization of Asian and black men— this great resource also confronts white stratagem that secures class and racial privilege, wealth, and status in the post-civil rights era.
East Meets Black traces the national conversations that oppose black and Asian masculinities, but also the Afro-Asian counterpoints in literature, film, popular sport, hip-hop music, performance arts, and internet subcultures. But continue your reading with the below titles, like Beyond the Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production by Crystal S. Anderson.
So, continue reading friends! There is something for you. Check out these resources to better support the Asian community. Resources and Additional Reading to Support AAPI Communities Stop AAPI Hate - Hate Crime Reporting #HateIsAVirus Movement Asian Pacific American (APA) Reading List Treating Yellow Peril: Resources to Address Coronavirus Racism Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Stand Against Hatred