"Some may find it shocking to hear those words coming out of a Chicago police officer's mouth, but many of us in the Asian-American community have been told all our lives that we don't belong and to go back to wherever we came from," said Nebula Li, an immigration law attorney who also handles police brutality cases".
"THE IMAGE OF ASIAN AMERICANS AS A "MODEL MINORITY" PITTS THEM AGAINST OTHER COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, AND MASKS THE REALITY THAT MANY OF THE STRUGGLES WITH INSTITUTIONAL REPRESSION ARE SHARED EXPERIENCES."
"IN THE STORY OF A WHITE COP’S KILLING OF A BLACK TEEN, ASIAN-AMERICANS MAY AT FIRST SEEM IRRELEVANT. THEY ARE NEITHER WHITE NOR BLACK; THEY ASSUME THE BENEFITS OF NON-BLACKNESS, BUT ALSO THE BURDENS OF NON-WHITENESS. THEY CAN APPEARINNOCUOUS ON NIGHTTIME STREETS, BUT ALSO DEFENSELESS; GETTING INTO HARVARDIS A RESULT OF “ONE’S OWN MERIT,” BUT ALSO A GENETIC GIFT; THEY ARE ASSUMED WELL-OFF IN SOCIETY, BUT ALSO PERPETUALLY FOREIGN. ASIAN-AMERICANS’ PECULIAR GRAY SPACE ON THE RACIAL SPECTRUM CAN TRANSLATE TO DETACHMENT FROM THE SITUATION IN FERGUSON. WHEN THAT HAPPENS, THE RACIALIZED NATURE OF THE EVENTS IN FERGUSON LOSES RELEVANCE TO ASIAN-AMERICANS. BUT SEEN WITH A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, IT’S CLEAR THAT SUCH MOMENTS ARE DECIDEDLY OF MORE COLORS THAN TWO."
THE DAILY BEAST: Ferguson's Other Race Problem: Riots Damaged Asian-Owned Stores
"LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES ALLOWED THE LOOTING OF FERGUSON MARKET ON FRIDAY IN PART BECAUSE IT IS A MINORITY-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS [...] LOCAL ASIAN-AMERICAN CIVIC AND BUSINESS LEADERS RELEASED A STATEMENT URGING UNITY IN THE AFTERMATH OF BROWN’S DEATH AND CALM AFTER NIGHTS OF VIOLENCE."
NY DAILY NEWS: Asian Activists want NYPD cop Peter Liang to be Brought to Justice in Akai Gurley's Death
"SOME IN THE CHINESE COMMUNITY HAVE CALLED FOR THE CHARGES TO BE DROPPED BECAUSE WHITE OFFICERS HAVE NOT BEEN INDICTED ... THOSE ARE MISGUIDED DEMANDS.”
(RE)TEACHING TRAYVON: An Untold Story of Two Races and the Criminal Justice System
"Beyond the murder itself, the Chin case reveals how the criminal justice system acts in dark and deeply flawed ways for Asian Americans ...This brings us back to our earlier analysis regarding the Trayvon Martin case, and the fact that deviance is not a quality that lies in behavior itself, but in the interaction between the person who commits an act and those who respond to it."
"We did not just pull ourselves up by our bootstraps. Instead, we owe a great debt to the Civil Rights Movement."