As the Black Lives Matter movement spread across America earlier this summer, many Asian Americans began to reflect on their personal history of struggling for racial equality.
In particular, one civil rights group has pushed for attitude change among Asians to reach across the racial divide and join African Americans and other communities of color in the fight for social justice.
In Season 5 True Colors: Episode 6, Jenny Chiang and Dr. Mabel Lam of the Asian American Commission (AAC) in the state of Massachusetts share their personal story of growing up with and without Black friends, and their own reckoning with the urgent need to come together for the greater good.
Listen to our conversation here.
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Dr. Mabel Lam is a psychologist in Cambridge, MA and a commissioner of the AAC. Jenny Chiang is the Executive Director of the AAC.
True Colors – a Season 5 Special Series – is about the color of one’s character in a time of crisis.
In this 10-part podcast series, we have expanded our focus beyond Asians to include the African American experiences in Episode #1, Episode #3 and Episode #5.
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