Pinay’Merican: AAPI Solidarity and Race Relations

Pinay’Merican is a series of personal entries about exploring identity, as a Filipino-American, an aspiring writer, and a millennial. This is also kinda sorta for my final project in Asian American Media this semester.

Recent events on the injustice done to Eric Garner and Michael Brown and their families have caused a national uproar, leading to protests and demonstrations in major cities and local communities. For many, this is seen as a black-and-white problem, but it should also be considered an issue relating to other racial and ethnic minorities. So instead of repeating what other Asian Americans have said on this issue (see the links below), I will discuss my take on Asian American/Pacific Islander solidarity. Continue reading Pinay’Merican: AAPI Solidarity and Race Relations