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Dark-Skinned Asians Should Support Black Lives Matter

We need to acknowledge — and respect — our relationship to Blackness

A Black Lives Matters protest in Tokyo, Japan on June 14, 2020. Photo: SOPA Images/Getty Images

When I reached out on Twitter to engage my fellow dark-skinned South Asians in a conversation about racism, I thought I’d find commonality. What I didn’t think I’d find was that I wasn’t the only one who had been called the N-word, or Barack Obama.

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Dan Hastings

Dan Hastings

A freelance journalist who has written on fat activism, inclusivity and new representations for Marie Claire, I WEIGH, Glamour, Slate and The Huffington Post UK

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