A Conversation About Asian and Black Racism

Friday, February 26th 2021

Celebrating Black History Month

In this episode of Connie's Comments, Connie is joined by CEO & President of Brotherhood Crusade, Charisse Bremond-Weaver, to discuss anti-Asian hate, anti-Blackness, and Asian and Black solidarity. We will also be releasing another part of their interview in March where they continue their conversation by talking about being Women of Color in places of power. Learn more about the Brotherhood Crusade and the great work they are doing for the community.

This is just the start of an ongoing conversation. 

Other Los Angeles Organizations Committed to Black Lives

These community partners organize for Black Lives and advocate for criminal justice reform throughout Los Angeles county.

ACCE Institute

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition

All of Us or None, a project within A New Way of Life

Black Women for Wellness

Children's Defense Fund - CA

Community Asset Development Re-Defining Education

Community Coalition

Dignity and Power Now

InnerCity Struggle

Holman United Methodist Church 

Labor Community Strategy Center

LA Voice

Los Angeles Black Worker Center

Los Angeles Community Action Network

Social Justice Learning Institute & Uplift Inglewood

Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education

Students Deserve

Urban Peace Institute

Youth Justice Coalition

 

EDUCATE YOURSELF:

LISTEN to Broken Justice Podcast

LISTEN to Code Switch Podcast

WATCH Say it Loud

WATCH PBS Asian Americans

WATCH “13th Documentary

 

READ UP:

Articles

Model Minority Myth Used as a Racial Wedge

Asian Americans long used Racial Wedge, Confronting anti-Black racism

Asian/Black Solidarity History

3 Ways Asian Americans can fight anti-Black racism

Opposing yet Interconnect Black/Asian Solidarity

Addressing anti-Blackness

 

Books

“How To Be Anti-Racist” by Ibram Kendi

“So You Want to Talk about Race” by Ijeoma Oluo

“The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century” by Grace Lee Boggs

“The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority” by Ellen D. Wu

“The Minority Experience” by Adrian Pei

 

TAKE ACTION:

REGISTER for Bystander Intervention Training

Can’t attend a training, LEARN MORE

REPORT Incidents of Hate

              Stand Against Hatred - Asian American Advancing Justice

              Stop AAPI Hate – A3PCON, Chinese for Affirmative Action, San Francisco State University

USE/SHARE this Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit

USE/SHARE this Healing Action Toolkit

 

HELPLINES

Advancing Justice-LA Advancing Justice-LA's helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: discrimination, family, immigration, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights. 

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