Twitter w @BlackGirlDanger & @suey_park, a Tibetan seeking solidarity
To sum up this exchange, the whole thing was a misunderstanding and a missed opportunity for engagement and solidarity but to be clear, the accusations for “Asian Americans” as displaying anti-black racism, Asian Americans are not a homogenous group, groups within that category are equally racialized on the spectrum of blackness and whiteness with class also playing a heavy role.
But considering lessons from this exchange, what does the defensive responses of two particular women have to do with the Tibetan struggle? Why not boil down the whole exchange into a new constructive dialogue? How can Tibetans ask for and achieve solidarity with other fighters of imperial-white-supremist-patriarchy without being demanding and dismissive of the specifics of other community politics and marginalized subjectivities?
To put it more bluntly, the Tibetan struggle for solidarity has been with mostly privileged whites who were brought to the movement through their travels and engagements brought on by their opportunities provided by their privilege. So Tibetans have never gotten much solidarity nor have Tibetans been good at seeking solidarity from other marginalized groups fighting similar fights. As for what I was seeking from suey_park and BDG? I was hoping for a simple nod, a retweet, a show of solidarity from admired colleagues. It was not to attack them on the grounds that they were insufficient but that their voices are significant as holders of bigger mics, than say, someone like myself.