DeclarASIAN, while mainly an Asian-focused platform, stands for empowering all minorities. Our experiences and the experiences the black community in America have faced are not entirely separate. What affects one minority groups affects all minority groups, which is also where the sentiment: Yellow Peril for Black Power comes from. It was the Civil Rights Movement that paved the way for the Civil Rights Act in 1968, which not only provided more rights and opportunities for them, but also for the Asian-American community.
In fact, it's become a global issue. All over the world in countries like New Zealand, the UK, France, China, Japan, and South Korea, similar protests have been occurring.
Please click the links below for important resources to support the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Petitions to Sign:
Justice for George Floyd
Ban the Use of Tear Gas on Civilian Protestors
Justice for Ahmaud Arbery
Ban the Use of Rubber Bullets
Willie Simmons has served 38 years for a $9 robbery
Black Visions Collective
North Star Health Collective
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund
Black Mamas Bail Out
Women for Political Change
Twitter Thread with Lesser-Known Petitions
Twitter Thread with Donation Information
But that's not all that you can do. Continue to educate, spread awareness, and post about the issue. Just because the officers who killed George Floyd were convicted doesn't mean the fight is over. In fact, it's just begun.
Author: Carina Sun