#OPINION: In the past two years, there has been a social movement instigated by lawmakers, right-wing media, conservative parents and Christian nationalists to challenge books that tackle LGBTQ+ issues, racism, race and sexual assault.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, violence and blatant racism toward Asian people has skyrocketed. While people are becoming more aware of the issue, many are left wondering what can be done to support the Asian community.
Oreoluwa Adewale, president of the Stony Brook chapter of the NAACP, and Sarah Beckford, Black Student Union historian, discuss Black History Month at Stony Brook University and the Black Lives Matter movement.
On Feb. 17, Chinese Spanish activists Quan Zhou, Chenta Tsai and Jiajie Yu Yan joined SBU to discuss anti-Asian racism and Chinese diasporic identity in “Pensando Xībānyá: Voices from the Chinese Diaspora in Spain”, a three-part lecture series.
Following the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in the summer of 2020, athletes have become noticeably more vocal when it comes to addressing systematic and systemic racism in the United States.