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Stop Asian Hate march and rally set for Sunday

Original post made on Apr 30, 2021

A march and rally in downtown Palo Alto this Sunday aims to raise awareness of the injustices facing Asian Americans and ramp up efforts to increase voter registration within this group.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 29, 2021, 4:45 PM

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Posted by Lucy Wong
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 30, 2021 at 7:34 am

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• although Asian residents make up 38% of the population in Silicon Valley, they represent only 15% of registered voters, according to a statement.

^ A comprehensive voter registration program faces certain obstacles because many of the newly-arrived residents from mainland China are not U.S. citizens as of yet and their elder parents who now reside with them are either non-English speaking or have minimal interest in becoming naturalized citizens at their respective ages.

In reaching out and to encourage active participation and interest among the elders, I suggest there be speeches conducted in Mandarin or simultaneous interpreters to assist in translating the speeches via a text or conferencing app.

Lastly, it would be terrific to have a dynamic African American spokesperson with past experience in equal rights legislation or civil rights activism to really stir things up as black people in America have endured timeless economic inequalities, countless racial injustices and pervasive bigotry throughout the history of the United States.

Someone along the lines of the eloquent and dynamic Reverend Al Sharpton.

And while there is no need to fingerpoint, people of color are well aware of the perpetrators.


Posted by Lydia Kou
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 30, 2021 at 4:26 pm

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Ms. Bradshaw,

You missed stating one of our speakers on May 2nd's Palo Alto AAPI march and rally, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo will be speaking as well.

Thank you.


Posted by Game Over
a resident of another community
on Apr 30, 2021 at 5:40 pm

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Posted by Annette
a resident of College Terrace
on May 1, 2021 at 5:50 am

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"America as a country dedicated to democracy and equality simply doesn''t exist. The 265 year experiment to promote such lofty ideals is officially over."

I think the above is more a description of where we are headed than where we are. There's no question that this nation is in troubled times with core values threatened, but I think that concerns the majority of us sufficiently that we will stand up against destructive forces. I will lose this optimism when people don't call for and show up at rallies and peaceful demonstrations against hate.

See you tomorrow. High Street 2:00. City Hall 3:00.


Posted by James Kawamoto
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 1, 2021 at 7:23 am

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Posted by Keyshaun Johnson
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 1, 2021 at 9:49 am

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I attended the past MV rally with my girlfriend (who is Korean) and noticed that I was the only African American present at the time.

When I asked her why the black activist community wasn't more involved in this movement, she replied that there is a certain amount of animosity that still exists between some blacks and Asians emanating from inner city conflicts over the racial profiling of blacks by various Chinese and Korean shopkeepers protecting their retail businesses from alleged shoplifting and robbery.

And as a result, the NAACP and BLM organizations have distanced themselves from promoting and endorsing this anti-hate campaign against all Asians.

She also mentioned that the Chinese and Korean communities are more active in actively voicing their concerns about this problem than other Asian groups.

Sadly, we need even stronger bonds and participation in addressing this problem.

Kudos to all who attend tomorrow's rally.


Posted by John
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on May 1, 2021 at 12:02 pm

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Posted by malvina hopkins
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 1, 2021 at 12:09 pm

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Posted by Betty Kwon
a resident of Mountain View
on May 1, 2021 at 1:44 pm

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Posted by Jerry Underdal
a resident of Barron Park
on May 1, 2021 at 3:38 pm

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Here's a different perspective on the challenge of forming a unified front of people of color and their dominant-majority allies against lingering elements of slavery-related racial hatred and eugenics-related beliefs, masked as science, about racial hierarchy. Web Link


Posted by Ryan Heller
a resident of another community
on May 1, 2021 at 4:25 pm

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Posted by No Loss
a resident of Downtown North
on May 2, 2021 at 11:20 am

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Will be there in support of our Asian friends, colleagues and neighbors.

Whether this makes any difference remains to be seen.


Posted by Red Ink
a resident of Greendell/Walnut Grove
on May 3, 2021 at 11:45 am

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I’d be interested to know if there is a listing somewhere of these expressions of anti-Asian hatred. I hear many references to the “escalating number” of such incidents, but very few descriptions with sufficient details to allow someone to arrive at an independent, data-driven opinion of the situation. And even when descriptions appear, the accounts are often second- or even third-hand. Without well-documented information, we can’t know how to approach the problem effectively.


Posted by Granny B
a resident of Midtown
on May 3, 2021 at 3:45 pm

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In response to the person who wrote above that while "there is no need for finger pointing we all know who they are." From well sourced article in the Christian Science Monitor, "the notion that there are high levels of Black-on-Asian crime is false. Researchers at the University of Michigan found that, in 2020, 90% of perpetrators in reported anti-Asian incidents were white, and only 5% of perpetrators were Black. I'm responding to the person who wrote above that while there is no need for finger pointing we all know who they are.


Posted by Lester Woo
a resident of Mountain View
on May 4, 2021 at 7:56 am

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Posted by Michaela Johnson
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 4, 2021 at 8:25 am

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