E13: Breaking the Silence
Adam (he/him) identifies as an Asian American. Adam describes how political rhetoric (such as ‘Kung Flu’) is stoking Asian hate crimes and encouraging the bullying of Asian kids. As a child, he was taught to stay silent in the face of racist attacks and to believe that voting didn’t matter, because no one would speak out for people like him. As an adult, Adam talks about the importance of speaking up against hate crimes, facing racists remarks from other people of color, and having a voice on the street and in the voting booth.