Let’s Unite The Asian Community
After the so called “China virus” statements by President Trump last year, the whole nation was covered with many incidents including the Black Lives Matter attacks, the Atlanta murders of seven Asian people and more than five thousand hate crimes against Asian Americans. The whole country, especially in the Asian community were full of fear and insecurity.
Last week we joined Congressman Al Green and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s anti-hate crime news conference. I felt so sad and outraged because we felt like now we were second class citizens.
Many of us came to this land because of political reasons or we were looking for a better future for the next generation. Through hard work and higher education we became middle class, but we have to admit that a lot of our people didn’t make a significant contribution to our community and we didn’t participate in many local activities. In other words, we still did not assimilate into the society.
Many immigrants wanted to go back to their old country. I really agree with what they wanted to do, but this is our nation and we all belong here. We need to overcome all the difficulties and be united to build a new confidence and to build a great country together.