Asian-American Commission's Black Lives Matter Statement Met With Criticism


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — In support of the Black Lives Matter movement, the Asian-American Commission of Massachusetts issued a statement on Asian-Americans and white privilege.

In their statement, the commission said the Asian-American community "knows what it feels like to experience xenophobia, racism, and perpetual 'othering'...and yet, Asian Americans continue to benefit from the 'model minority' myth and our historic proximity to white privilege."

However, this message is now shared by the all members of the Asian-American community.

State Senator Dean Tran, of Fitchburg, told WRKO his issues with the statement.

"I'm not speaking for my brothers and sisters in the Asian community, I'm speaking for myself," Tran said. "That is, this so-called 'white privilege' never played a role in my accomplishments, and that is an insult."

Tran said the tax-payer funded commission is misrepresenting many Asian-Americans by saying many of them are anti-Black.

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