Asian Americans Advancing Justice Responds to Daily Beast Coverage of Ferguson Unrest

Asian Americans Advancing Justice issues the following statement in response to the Daily Beast’s August 20, 2014 story, “Ferguson’s Other Race Problem: Riots Damaged Asian-Owned Stores”:

“In the coming weeks, we will likely hear stories from Ferguson about ongoing protests by African American community members and allies, similar to the days following the Rodney King beating in Los Angeles,” said Stewart Kwoh, Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, on behalf of the Advancing Justice affiliation. “At that time, the media pitted communities of color against one another. We cannot allow this to happen again. This is about dangerous, harmful law enforcement practices and the need to end racially motivated police practices that target communities of color. The Asian American and Pacific Islander community stands with the African American community in this fight."

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Quincy Surasmith, Communications Coordinator: 213-241-0259; [email protected]
About Advancing Justice - LA: 
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles is the nation’s largest legal organization serving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through direct legal services, impact litigation, policy advocacy and leadership development. Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC is a national organization that advances the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and builds and promotes a fair and equitable society for all through public education, policy analysis and research, policy advocacy, litigation and community capacity and coalition building. Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Asian Law Caucus is the nation’s oldest legal organization defending the civil rights of Asians and Pacific Islanders, particularly low-income, immigrant and underserved communities. Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago is the leading pan-Asian organization in the Midwest dedicated to empowering the Asian American community through advocacy, research, education, leadership development and coalition-building.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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