Saying the quiet part out loud
'Black supremacists' wage war on Black, Asian, all immigrants
On Monday, Oct. 31, I posted a video from the Supreme Court to share my experiences, analysis and hopefulness that anti-Asian hate would end in admission to colleges.
Wow. Did I hit a nerve. Thousands cheered the testimonial but in one corner of America I had unwittingly become a target for xenophobia and anti-immigrant, anti-Asian hate. Here is a window into their smears as a way to see that hate still exists not just among “white supremacists” but also “black nationalists.”
Consider yourself warned that they express vile hate but also feel emboldened that they will never prevail in their bigotry.
It took me a day but I figure it out: the haters belong to a group called “Foundational Black Americans” and they have had long battles with black immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa, whom they smear with filthy aspersions. A Reddit post from the trenches challenges them as a hate group. Leaders in the cause are called out for working with white supremacists. And there is a Change.org petition to designate them a hate group.
For now, I will build awareness about them, just as I would a white supremacist group.
Founder: Tariq Nasheed
The founder of “Foundational Black Americans” is a man who describes himself as a filmmaker, Tariq Nasheed. After the attacks on me, I asked a sincere question about why black “anti-racist” activists attack Asian Americans.
He didn’t take kindly to being asked a direct question. I became “this woman” “from India.”
‘wannabe white supremacist ideology’
Pamela Denise Long
‘…coming to somebody else’s country…’
Among the first of the haters, @PDeniseLong scolded me for “coming to somebody else’s country, suing to destroy things that don’t belong to you,” after having “fled a country ordered by skin color, caste, discrimination, and anti-Black racism.”
Okay. More disturbing: she’s a contributor to Newsweek and a Hill TV show, applauded by the #FBA movement and espousing its xenophobia and bigotry.
In conversation with white supremacists
“tool of white supremacy”
She was an “inclusive” expert at UNESCO.
We aren’t going to be be shamed.
‘…get a flight back to where you came from in Asia…ignorant leeches’
Slur black immigrants are ‘tethers’
‘Go back to India’
“Perfect test score drones”
‘study for years…start summer 8th grade…”
‘You’re a disgrace to Indians and immigrants’
‘White-,’ ‘White-,’ ‘White-’
‘Team White Supremacy’
‘White adjacent buffer class’
‘white aryan Indian,’ ‘upper caste family’
A response by a Twitter user made me laugh aloud.
‘You Asians are the pets of white supremacy, flat face’
‘mascots of hate’
‘yt supremacist with a yamakas’
Not to exclude, a “Foundational Black American” attacked Jewish people, saying, “Jews are a bunch of yt supremacist with a yamakas.”
‘…need for white adjacency’
‘…alignment of white supremacists and anti black Asians’
‘…weren’t here in 1619…’
‘…never say thanks…”
‘shut your damn mouth,’ ‘musty underarms’
Blaming Asian Americans for #StopAsianHate
A Twitter thread captured the responses.