A part of me was hesitant at first to upload this video, but my love for the Black community is greater than my fears. As an Asian-American, the #BlackLivesMatter movement is about reiterating the importance of this community in our world -- This is a world where ALL lives matter, but right now, in our current events, the odds are stacked against the lives of the Black community. We need to stand together to make sure no one is left behind or forgotten. (Ohana) My belief is that building someone else up, doesn't minimize my worth. I wanted to challenge my Asian-American friends to also speak up and be brave for a community that has paved the way for many of us and our rights. Though we may not ever fully understand their experience, just as they won't ever fully understand ours, there is no excuse to not stretch ourselves to become more loving and compassionate people. #AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile #BlackLivesMatter
Dear #AsianAmericanCommunity -- if you don't stand up for Black lives, NO ONE will stand up for ours.