Hasan Minhaj is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. His protrusive slog is his Netflix show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, has won two Peabody Awards and two Webby Awards. The whole world is Protesting Unfortunate Death of Floyd. Hasan Minhaj Schools Asian Communities for Being Silent on George Floyd’s Murder.
Recently, comedian’s video against racism is spinning on social media that is like a “gunshot” that is jolting the sick foundations of the society. He is raising voice for George Floyd by ripping apart the pretence norms of Asian communities to “stand up and make accountable the accused”.
“I can’t speak to what it’s like to be black, but I know how we talk about black people,” Points out the Comedian
Protests are taking place in many countries against police brutality and white supremacy. It is the time to stand for humanity regardless of getting infected into xenophobia. Please try to develop racial tolerance and respect humanity, the last words of Floyd “I can’t breathe” would echo long to the moment transformed into havoc.
Starting from George Floyd’s murder by a cop, the Black Lives Matter movement started taking to streets in the USA and now many countries including New Zealand, Japan, Sweden, and England are carrying out protests while more have taken to social media to raise awareness on the racism faced by people of color, especially black folks. South Asian folks also joined the conversation online.
Hasan Minhaj Schools Asian Communities for Being Silent on George Floyd’s Murder
He called out the hypocrisy of the Asian communities that were speaking up about the matter, recapping them of their racism, colorism, and inclusive anti-blackness. And he is so TRUE…And his video is going viral.
“This time, we cannot stay silent, especially the Asian community. Because the murder of George Floyd was so heinous, even [very problematic] people are speaking out.”
Addressing the Conversation shift from the Protests to Riots and Looting he says,
“Depending on when you immigrated, you came to this country (U.S) for order and stability. That’s why we’re all in our living room wondering, ‘What is this madness? Why can’t they follow the laws?’ But imagine if you lived in a country where the color of your skin got you killed for driving, jogging sleeping [and so on]… you would say that is a lawless country. So why are we shocked that people are asking for revolutionary change? We support revolutions overseas… And we can’t empathize with the protesters?”
Why our love for “Black Skin” is confined to just a television screen?
“Asians, we love seeing black excellence, Barack (Obama), Michelle (Obama), Jay Z, Beyonce… how could we be afraid, we love black America. Yeah, on screen, in our living rooms. But when a black man walks into your living room and god forbid wants to date or marry your daughter, you call the cops.”
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How to root-out the bullying culture against kaala?…NOW IT IS THE TIME TO DO IT!
“You know what we call black people? We call them kaala, which means black but not in a good way. If someone is dark-skinned in your family, we clown them. We call them kallu… Our Bollywood film stars do skin whitening commercials so we don’t look black. It is bad to be black in desi culture, even though we all wish we were black… That is the great hypocrisy.”
Minhaj concluded the discussion by making a call for Asian Americans to join the movements and also shares how to help, saying, “Millions of people around the world have taken to the street to afford us this moment.”
Twitter Cheers Hasan Minhaj For Calling Out Desi Racism
This is brilliant! Hasan Minhaj tears into the hypocrisy of the brown people, Bollywood superstars, and NRIs.
“Ye kya paagalpan hai?” https://t.co/mKX0JtrG0j
— Abhishek Baxi (@baxiabhishek) June 4, 2020
A sobering lesson for the brown diaspora:
“we love seeing Black excellence on our screens, but if a Black guy steps into our living rooms or dates our children, we wanna call the cops.”
— Neil Singh (@NeilSinghHQ) June 4, 2020
Yes! I gotta give it to Hasan Minhaj for having these conversations re: desi community and addressing the rampant anti-blackness, lack of empathy running through it. Good!!
— Fatima⁷ (@fatimafarha_) June 4, 2020
Well fucking said, I’m from a Sri Lankan family, my mum is a nanny and do that at home. Few years ago she had to keep a black baby. One day we lost the car keys, we eventually found them behind the sofa. But before we could found them, her first reaction his to accuse the parents
— Coconatinthabat (@coconatinthabat) June 4, 2020
We would support Hassan Minhaj’s engrossing slant against being KAALA.
RESPECT ALL…LOVE ALL..AND ADORE HUMANITY!