For a long time, the “model minority” myth has been used to drive a wedge between Asian American and Black communities by perpetuating the idea that all non-white Americans can be academically and financially successful if they just work harder. It blames those who cannot independently overcome insurmountable barriers for falling short of their potential.
The best health care system is the one designed by and for the people who use it. Read more about how we're empowering Coloradans to advocate for themselves.
We are cultivating community. Even in the isolation of physical distancing, we are learning how community sustains us and gives us strength beyond ourselves. Figurative ham bones are flying all over the place, and our connections and relationships are expanding and maturing.
We must make black lives a priority, and hold ourselves accountable for that. Here are several ways you can take action today.
I could only work harder to assert the voices and daily experiences of my communities in the narrow halls of power where decisions are being made.
I grew up in New York City, a city with a vast public transportation system of subways underground and buses and taxis above.