The struggle for equality for African-Americans has taken many forms throughout the decades. This time, spurred by the deaths of unarmed Black people at the hands of the police, the Black Lives Matter movement is a call for the system to value the lives of Black people as much as it does White.
The spotlight on Black versus White often dominates the discussion about race in this country, leaving out the struggles of other minorities — particularly Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans. But does that mean other groups should stay out of the conversation, even when it does not directly speak to their issues?
As part of the Jubilee Project's "Voices" series for NBC Asian America, a group of Asian-Americans are asked about their thoughts on Black Lives Matter, and their responses show why it's so important that one group's fight for equality matters to everyone else.
Although their concerns and methods may be different, the pursuit of a just, equal society has always brought together various social justice movements.
"I may not know what the right thing to say, politically," one of the women said, "but if I had a friend that I cared about and they're hurting, I would want to be there with them."
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