American Turban

Are Asians Trayvon Martin?

(Photo: Steve Rhodes/Flickr. Source: Asian American Writers' Workshop))

(Photo: Steve Rhodes/Flickr. Source: Asian American Writers’ Workshop)

In the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, I.Y. Lee discusses the Asian American experience in the context of the murder of Trayvon Martin:

We are highly educated but increasingly unemployed, growing in political clout but under-represented, examples of the American success story who have on occasion been beaten, tortured, and killed for our race. To move beyond this binary, Asian Americans must find a politics that, through solidarity and activism, breaks the de facto apartheid that creates it.

Read more here. Also see Sikh reflections about the murder of Trayvon Martin and the trial of his murderer George Zimmerman here.

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