Asian American Attacks
No idea why these things keep happening. Over 3,800 Asian American attacks reported in the past 365 days and it's only growing more and more with the Atlanta incident.
Jamie Dimon commented:
Our fight for fair treatment and equity is not for any one group - it's for all. We condemn racism in any form and, with fierce determination, stand united to defend equity, diversity and inclusion for all communities.
It's saddening to see such events play out, especially as a first gen asian american myself. A fewmentioned to me that Asian Americans are considered "diverse" in the sense that there are programs for them. I floated the idea to a few friends at other banks and they said Asians don't get discriminated against. I think this idea has been around for too long, people think Asians aren't discriminated against, but people certainly look at me differently than white, black, or hispanic peers. The model minority myth is so prevalent and harms Asian Americans so much. Crazy to hear people have heard so little about Asian American discrimination, Vincent Chin and 1992 LA riots are just two major incidents that people may learn in history class. Asian Americans tend to be more politically silent but I feel like now is the time to start speaking up.
Personally also think the idea of someone telling me I'm not "diverse" because I'm Asian startles me a lot. Asia is such a big continent and apparently someone from Beijing is the same as someone from India to the US census.