BY HERBERT ATIENZA
University of Washington Filipino-American students are standing in solidarity with the Black community to oppose racism and to force members of the Filipino community to examine their own views on racism.
“FASA sa UW stands in solidarity with the Black community,” the UW Filipino American Student Association (FASA sa UW) said in a statement posted on its Facebook page.
“We recognize that white supremacy is the root of all oppression and that as non-Black people of color, it is our role to actively do all in our power to hold our Filipinx-American community accountable for the anti-Blackness we perpetuate and do our part to fight for Black lives. We recognize that Black Filipinx are often pushed into the margins when talking about Filipinx identity and we are urging folx to educate themselves and each other, reflect, and make tangible changes.”
FASA sa UW has matched donations and raised a total of $3,450 from the “miracle minute” at the recent Filipino Night Celebration to donate to groups including: Northwest Community Bail Fund, George Floyd Memorial Fund, I Run with Maud, Louisville Community Bail Fund, National Bail Fund: Free Black Mamas, Reclaim the Block, Black Visions Collective, and the North Star Health Collective.
Photo courtesy of FASA sa UW
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