On Tuesday #BeingAsian trended on Twitter. First posted by 17-year old Michael Tarui on Twitter, Tuesday the hashtag really gained attention by the afternoon PST. By then, Asians all the world began contributing.
— Jeff Yang (@originalspin) June 29, 2016
— Chris Lam (@OneWingedChris) June 29, 2016
— Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting) June 29, 2016
#beingasian American I feel injustice when the Irish are the only ones remembered in history for toiling on the Transcontinental railroad.
— AsianSocialNetwork (@AsianSocialNet) June 29, 2016
#BeingAsian means finding a way to continue this community & conversation long after it’s stopped trending. (Esp since I need to go to bed.)
— Christopher Kang (@ChrisNCAPA) June 29, 2016
— Alice Y Hom (@JustFundQueers) June 29, 2016
#BeingAsian – esp Khmer – means having your community minimized by popular media to violence and genocide, but we are so SO much more.
— Vanessa Teck (@VanessaTeck) June 29, 2016
#BeingAsian means that though I am not black and I am not white, I am only given the Black/White Binary to understand my racial experiences
— Pallavi Rudraraju (@pallawallabi) June 29, 2016