To make matters worse, hate speech against China and Chinese people, in particular, has reportedly escalated by 900% on Twitter, while visits to hate sites and “specific posts” against Asians has increased by 200%.
Organizers of the campaign recently posted a five-step process in developing a “vaccine” against hate.
It includes (1) calling out hate when one sees it, (2) casting negativity to the side, (3) turning the pain into positivity, (4) sharing messages of resiliency, love and encouragement, and (5) becoming a leader of change in one’s community.
You can read, share, and save this infographic to remember ways to identify negativity, respond with informed positivity, and promote the beautiful actions that we see going on in and around our community. pic.twitter.com/tGGaAPym3y
“It doesn’t matter how you speak up, it only matters that you do,” the organizers wrote in a tweet, which features a piece of artwork supporting the campaign.
“Whether through art, poetry, music, selfies, dance, etc., do what you need to do to raise your voice and be heard.”
Shout out to @laossupply for this dope artwork. It doesn’t matter how you speak up, it only matters that you do. Whether through art, poetry, music, selfies, dance etc. do what you need to do to raise your voice and be heard.🖤 pic.twitter.com/4ZlrmyLfs8
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Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.
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