“As Asian Americans, we have benefited from their civil rights movement and we should stand side-by-side with our brothers and sisters in the Black community"

NBC reports that Asian American leaders in Boston Chinatown are pledging support with the black community.

Support for the Black Lives Matter movement has gained traction since the murder of George Floyd,

Boston Chinatown leaders gather every year in remembrance of the death of Vincent Chin who was murdered in a hate crime 38 years ago.

This year, the leaders pledged allegiance to the black community against discrimination.

“As a nation, we vowed to never forget the millions of African Americans who suffered the evils of slavery,” said state Sen. Dean Tran on Tuesday.

“We continue to honor their unbreakable spirit and the countless contributions they have made to our great nation.”

“As Asian Americans, we have benefited from their civil rights movement and we should stand side-by-side with our brothers and sisters in the Black community to combat racism, discrimination and prejudice in order to achieve social justice and equality for all,” Tran continued.

In related news, Colgate is facing a backlash for rebranding one of its best selling toothpastes Darlie as it that features blackface.

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