Akai Gurley was killed on Nov. 20, 2014 when a cop, patrolling a Brooklyn housing project with his partner, fired his gun once.
The open letter against "anti-Blackness" has been translated into over 30 languages, so far.
The lines were stark outside the courthouse. A bustling street in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y., separated two groups. Each was
The officer faced a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.
On a Saturday in February, Chivy Ngo, who owns Mister Bo Ky restaurant in Brooklyn, took a rare three-hour lunch break, closed
As Easter approaches, Christians turn their thoughts and spirits toward the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
The officer is scheduled to be sentenced on April 14.
For me, grievance is a mode of social address that assumes injury can be quantified and verified, and it has its place in the work of activism. But grievance as the only or dominant mode of addressing racial injury has also proven incapable of speaking to a deeper and more tenacious legacy of distrust and hurt for which we have yet to learn how to process.
It's so ironic that a culture that cares so much about concepts like honor does so little to actively address affronts on their dignity. Asian culture emphasizes stability, but seems to undervalue the sanctity of feeling safe and empowered in one's own skin.
Asian Americans, at least Chinese Americans, are paying attention to the Peter Liang case to the point of obsession. I listen
This Saturday, there was a protest in Brooklyn held by leaders of the Asian community on behalf of Officer Peter Liang. The Asian community is requesting leniency for the young officer in the tragic, accidental shooting death of Akai Gurley.
I understand people's instinct to stand by others in their community, but the anger and protests in support of Officer Peter Liang are misplaced. The only time I'd ever seen such a large rally of Asian Americans was in footage of my uncle Vincent Chin's case.
For many of our black peers, their everyday lived experiences confirm the pervasiveness of white supremacy. This, however, is an opportune time to dialogue with my Asian peers, many of whom actively distance themselves from discussions around race.