If You Sit on the Top of Social Status, What Is Your Strategy to Change the World?

Maybe the good idea is within you but just haven’t known

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Why is this happening?

These incidents are best explained by the “widespread omission” of Asian Americans within cultural conversations, according to Amanda Nguyen, an activist and the founder of the Rise civil rights not-for-profit organisation.

Although the Asian population grew faster than other major groups in the last US census, the community’s stories are not widely covered in the media and its concerns are not polled by political parties, Ms Nguyen told the BBC.

Some federal agencies do not even include the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in their definitions of racial minorities, she notes.

Ms Nguyen says that the people attacking Asian Americans since the pandemic began “can’t really differentiate and don’t care if we are X, Y or Z”.

“They have made us a scapegoat to enact their violence.”



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