Asian Hall of Fame Progress Ends Asian Hate Movement
Donations increase grants to hate crime survivors through the Arts for All Initiative and public programming of exhibitions, podcasts, town halls, publications and other equity initiatives to raise awareness to the systemic racism that Asians have endured.
The Asian Hall of Fame was established in 2004 to raise awareness of Asian contributions in United States and the world. He honored the martial arts icon Bruce lee, Olympic figure skating champion Kristi yamaguchi, and American journalist Connie chung, among others.
Donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to a maximum of $ 250,000 by the Robert Chinn Foundation, one of the first Asian family philanthropies United States and founder of the Asian Hall of Fame.
As sixth generation Americans, the Chinn family helped build railroads and trade in the Pacific Northwest for over 150 years. In 1960, Robert chinn founded United Savings and Loan, America’s first Asian bank in response to economic racism against Asians who denied access to mortgages, small business loans and insurance.
Karen wong, daughter of Seattle pioneer in finance, created the Robert Chinn Foundation 35 years ago to develop equitable access to opportunities. She founded the Asian Resource Center, the Asian Hall of Fame, and grant programs to help empower the Asian community.
“The Asian Hall of Fame and its parent philanthropic foundation Robert Chinn Foundation have been at the forefront of advancing equity,” said CEO Maki Hsieh. “Asians make up over 60% of the world, but Asian culture and contributions have been left out of national narratives. Asians are the silent and invisible majority. excellence for all. “
ASIANS ARE THE SILENT AND INVISIBLE MAJORITY
Systemic violence against Asian and Pacific islanders around the world is rooted in colonialism. In 1511 Portugal captured Malacca, Malaysia to control Asian trade and sell Asian Muslims into slavery. Asian countries, with the exception of four, have been oppressed by centuries of colonialism that have created a Pan-Asian culture of silence and obedience. The historical context and its impact on Asian immigrants to America are seldom integrated into our national narrative today.
In 1868, the sugar cane plantations in Hawaii recruit Japanese workers. Over 100,000 Chinese have helped build railways in America. Asian contributions to the development of trade in United States are rarely celebrated in national narratives.
Mass violence is rarely mentioned. The Chinese massacre of 1871 in Los Angeles was one of the largest mass lynchings in American history. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 prohibits the immigration of Chinese workers and is the only US law denying entry by a national group. The Spanish-American War of 1898 conceded The Philippines To United States. Filipinos who fought for the United States in World War II are still waiting for the veteran benefits promised by Congress, then canceled by the Resolution Act of 1946.
During World War II, more than 120,000 Japanese-Americans were forcibly imprisoned. The explosion of nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki is the only use of nuclear weapons in armed conflict. Repairs were non-existent. The 442sd The Infantry Regiment is the most decorated unit in United States military history, consisting primarily of Japanese-American soldiers. Recognition of their heroism is still rarely mentioned in public programming.
The Franco-Indochinese war followed by the Vietnam war justified anti-Vietnamese racism. The Korean War perpetuated anti-Korean violence which escalated with the Los Angeles riots in 1992. The political reactions to September 11 created an Islamophobia which justified the incarceration of Arab and Asian Muslims. Justified racism is rarely discussed in national narratives. The COVID-19 pandemic is the latest chapter for Asian scapegoats. The outbreak of violence continues a long history of Asians being targeted during economic downturns and times of political conflict.
The Asian Hall of Fame is committed to tackling the global escalation of anti-Asian hate crimes by increasing grants to hate crime survivors and raising awareness of Asian culture, history and contributions to national stories for the betterment of the Asian community.
About the Asian Hall of Fame:
The Asian Hall of Fame advances Asian excellence and serves as a vital partner in elevating the Asian community on a global scale. Contact (206) 624-1195, [email protected] Where www.asianhalloffame.org.
SOURCE Asian Hall of Fame