Today was very historical for me. As a chinese woman, I feel so honored to be a part of something so powerful. It feels so damn good protesting, fighting for justice and standing up against racism.
Living in America for eight years, I was able to witness racism through my friends, men i have dated, and just having brown skin. My two most popular questions: “where are you from?” or “what are you mixed with?” Why is it so hard for people to believe that I am 100% chinese? Is it because of my dark complexion, my figure, and my curly hair? People’s perception of every culture always has to be about color. Why is that? I have experienced racism from being “too dark” to be asian or “too lightskin” (although i have no black in me i have been treated poorly because of my brown skin) So yes, I have had my fair share of racism, but not even close to what my black brothers and sisters go through every single day, and I have witnessed A LOT. As much as many still deny the fact that it exists, I’m going to tell you right now - it does, and it happens EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. It’s time to SPEAK UP!
Educate people that have no idea what our black brothers and sisters have been going through for 400+ years, correct them whenever they say something racist and disrespectful. We are all created equally, and it is time for these people to live life without the fear of leaving their homes or not knowing when their last breath is going to be. NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!
Protest, sign petitions, donate, educate people in your household, read african books and learn about REAL history and slavery that they don’t teach in schools, support black businesses, experience black art, and fight the best way you know how.
Today was so beautiful - something i will remember for the rest of my life. I also want to thank my boyfriend for being such a radiant person inside and out. As you can see, he showed up as Black Panther because he wanted to brighten up the mood and make someone’s day, which he did and so much more.
I hope we can eradicate the racism that exists in this world. Change is coming.