A Push to Make Chinatown’s Shopkeepers Say ‘Black Lives Matter’
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A Push to Make Chinatown’s Shopkeepers Say ‘Black Lives Matter’

(Photos courtesy of Chinese For Black Lives)

On Sunday, 17 young Chinese people divided into eight teams and walked through the Chinatowns of Manhattan and Flushing, Queens. They visited Chinese vendors, inquired about their businesses in the midst of the pandemic and protests, and encouraged them to display Chinese For Black Lives posters in their storefronts. 

The Chinese For Black Lives initiative started as the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota triggered national and international protests. It also came less than a week after racist group messages from the NYU chapter of the Lambda Phi Epsilon–a self-described Asian-interest fraternity– leaked online and incited heated backlash. The international students, scholars, and, most notably, feminist activists comprising…

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