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Now that we are almost halfway through #AAPIHeritageMonth, I genuinely hope you’ve been celebrating the true diversity of #AAPI communities - from Pacific Islanders to queer/trans AAPIs to #BrownAsians and more.

Today, let’s talk more about Brown Asian American Movement. Let’s talk about the Brown Asian American Movement   Dr. KSince the inception of the Asian American Movement in the 19
If you don’t know about the #BrownAsian movement, here’s an article I wrote in 2019 about its history and current context. It’s titled “The Brown Asian American Movement: Advocating for South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Filipino American Communities”.… Historical Context:  In response to the Black Power MovementHistorical Context::  The first documented usage of the term
May we all acknowledge the many dynamics that occur in #AsianAmerican communities - especially when certain groups’ experiences are centered and presumed as the norm or most authentic, while others are forgotten, marginalized, or treated as mere afterthoughts. Many authors had written foundational texts about how  BrownMany scholars have illuminated how perspectives of East AsiaMany scholars have illuminated how perspectives of East AsiaMany activists and community leaders have illuminated how pe
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Filipino Americans & the Trauma of Being Asian American: A Thread for #FAHM2019.

Being Filipino American means being marginalized within a marginalized group. It means not being Asian enough, while knowing you’re not Latinx or Black, even though you may relate better w/ them.
The first time I learned I was Asian American was when I was in high school. There was an API student club, & I thought I could join because of the PI part. I’d later find many Filipinos felt more PI than A. But I’d also learn PI should be reserved for actual Pacific Islanders.
Prior to this, I was always *only* Filipino/Fil-Am. In California, we’ve had our own box since 1988. Plus, we had unique history of oppression & discrimination within US and AsianAm history. I never felt Asian because I was never treated as Asian. I was treated as a Filipino.
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