by Stanford Asian American Activism Committee and Stanford Vietnamese Students Association
On Tuesday, November 27th at 8:30 A.M., an alarming photo taken from the Vietnamese Student Union (VSU) Office at UCLA became viral. It was a photo of an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper with offensive clip art and the words “Asian Women R Honkie white-boy worshipping Whores!!!” (yes, with three exclamation points) that had been anonymously tacked onto a VSU banner at the VSU office. The Stanford Asian American Activism Committee (SAAAC) and the Stanford Vietnamese Students Association (SVSA) decry this as an act of hate and stand in solidarity with the VSU at UCLA.
This picture serves as further evidence that we do not live in a post-racial society. It is also a strong reminder of the world that people of color—and especially womyn of color—live in. It is apparent that racism, sexism, and hate still exist–even in places where we think we are the most safe, such as our universities and community spaces.
Disturbed but not deterred, we know that there is still much work to be done. Continue reading