Asian Twitter Users Want You To Know That They Are #NotYourAsianSideKick

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When freelance writer Suey Park started the hastag #NotYourAsianSideKick on Twitter, she didn’t believe it would attract so many responses. An advocate for Asian-American feminism, Park wanted to start a conversation where people who feel ‘marginalized and silenced within Asian American circles got to tell our stories,’ she told Buzzfeed.

When freelance writer Suey Park started the hastag #NotYourAsianSideKick on Twitter, she didn’t believe it would attract so many responses. An advocate for Asian-American feminism, Park wanted to start a conversation where people who feel ‘marginalized and silenced within Asian American circles got to tell our stories,’ she told BuzzFeed.

Within 12 hours #NotYourAsianSideKick became one of the most popular topics on the social media site but the conversation was not limited to Asian American Feminism (something any Twitter user should expect when you open the floor to the public on such a broad topic).

The discussion spanned a broad range of topics such as underrepresentation of Asians in the media, interracial dating, white supremacy, social taboos such as homosexuality amongst Asian families and the usual stereotypes.

 

The trend also sparked some backlash.

The fact that so many people joined the conversation says a lot about some of the grievances Asian-Americans have with how they are perceived and treated by their peers.

Follow the Twitter trend here.

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