I know I’m soooo late to the party re: LLAG’s anti Semitic nonsense, but as one of the few Jewish Asians I know (ok really the *only* one I know) I gotta say... wtf?? I’m embarrassed I used to read his FB page. White Jewish people like Jared, Ivanka, ScarJo, etc. can prioritize their whiteness over their Jewishness and oppress POC, no doubt. But his statements completely ignored the existence of Jewish POC/Jewish Asians and clearly showed his ignorance and weird antisemitism.
(2/2) omg sorry for the rant lol. I just feel like LLAG is the worst person to address Jewish Asian issues. I was transracially adopted into a white Jewish/Protestant family so I’m the last person to excuse racists or Jews prioritizing whiteness over solidarity, but that post was like…… yikes…
It’s never too late to join the party lol.
Same here, I’m just like ugh. Why did I ever? I guess it’s because we rarely see Asian folks represented in social justice and activism so when we do see them, we flock to them because that’s all that seems to be available. But we shouldn’t have to wait on them and defend their antisemitism or other bigoted behaviors because that’s “all the representation we have.” One or even a few Asian folks can’t address every issue that each Asian group or individual has. We can and should create our own forms of representation.
You’re a Jewish Asian person and the intersection between your identities and experiences allow you to address your issues from a personal standpoint. Folks that express or harbor any kind of antisemitism should be the last people to ever talk about Jewish issues. Better yet, they shouldn’t talk about it at all. Now I’m not saying go out and make a Jewish Asian based blog or build a Jewish Asian organization or anything like that (great if you do) but you’re your own representation and you speak for you. So don’t apologize for your rant, it’s healthy to get them out sometimes lol.
Angry Asian Guy