Racism, hate, violence. There seems to be no end.
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Yesterday I attended a Zoom meeting:
These panelists discussed the conditions of their respective Chinatowns. They shared ideas about how to revive them. They exchanged stories of very recent incidents–stabbings–of Asian hate. Please frequent your AAPI businesses. Let them know you support them. Understand that their sacrifices and hard work are integral to the fabric of our country. Please.
COVID Crisis in India
In last night’s sleepless doom scrolling, I came across this Twitter thread:
What struck me was that this thread came out over a year ago. But it felt like it could have come out last week. We take so much for granted.
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
May 5 also happens to be the National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls. This was something that I’ve been aware of but haven’t been keeping foremost in my mind. And it should share space with all the other serious matters in our world. Absolutely heartrending.
Back 2012 I read The Round House, by Louise Erdrich. A harrowing tale, addressing issues of violence and hate within and projected onto indigenous communities. If you haven’t read her work, doing so would be a good start.