Jeremy Lin is fed up with individuals appearing like anti-Asian American racism does not exist — saying he is personally skilled the hatred on the basketball courtroom the place he is been known as names like “Coronavirus.”
The previous NBA star — who at present performs for the Santa Cruz Warriors — unloaded on social media concerning the rising numbers of hate incidents directed at Asians in America.
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“We’re bored with being advised that we do not expertise racism, we’re bored with being advised to maintain our heads down and never make hassle.”
“We’re bored with Asian American children rising up and being requested the place they’re REALLY from, of getting our eyes mocked, of being objectified as unique or being advised we’re inherently unattractive.”
“We’re bored with the stereotypes in Hollywood affecting our psyche and limiting who we expect we will be. We’re bored with being invisible, of being mistaken for our colleague or advised our struggles aren’t as actual.”
Lin — a Taiwanese-American — says he is motivated to make a distinction to ensure future generations are handled equally and respectfully within the U.S.
“I need higher for my niece and nephew and future children. I need higher for the subsequent era of Asian American athletes than to should work so laborious to only be ‘deceptively athletic.'”
Lin additionally famous he is been known as names like “coronavirus” on the courtroom — and does not need anybody else to should expertise the identical racism.
He ended his submit with a easy query — “So right here we’re once more, sharing how we really feel. Is anybody listening?”