'This Is A Fight For Everyone': Asian Parents And Black Lives Matter

15 min
Sarah Tan (left) with her dad Mark Tan (center) (Courtesy of Sarah Tan)

Growing up, Sarah Mizes-Tan's father encouraged her to always stand up to anti-Asian racism whenever she saw it. That's because he had experienced discrimination in the U.S. since immigrating from Singapore as a kid. After the death of George Floyd and protests for Black lives, Mizes-Tan knew the racism her dad experienced, and the racism Black folks experience, are connected struggles. So they talked about it. But depending on one's class, education, or citizenship status, Asian Americans are relating to the Black Lives Matter protests in different ways.

Guest: Sarah Mizes-Tan, Capital Public Radio reporter covering race and communities of color

Correction: Darell Richards was the most recent person shot and killed by Sacramento Police in 2018. 

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