I've always thought that people of color should band together to fight for common goals. yes, each group has its own agenda and different goals, but a show of solidarity is really meaningful, especially when you're a tiny minority group. As an Asian American, I know about how there were lynch mobs for the Chinese in California and all along the west coast, literally forcing the Chinese by violence out of their towns. This country also lynched Native Americans and Mexicans in the western US. And the Japanese Americans were uprooted from their farm land and homes during WW II. Who was there to speak for them? Very few. Given that the Asian American population in the US is about 4-5% and Native Americans around 1-2%, we don't have a lot of numbers. And there is strength in numbers. If anything, the impact of having a demonstration against injustices is greater when you have the numbers. I really think there should be more alliances among minority groups.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 12:09