Transnational Adoption needs to stop!

Leestijd: 3 minuten Happy Mother’s day! But for those who have lost their child or mother to transnational adoption, this holiday might not be so joyful. Today, in collaboration with the ARAN Foundation and the MiGreat Foundation, we are kicking off the first part of a series about transnational adoption. Our first part focuses on the colonial origins of transnational adoption, discussing colonialism in general, white supremacy and last but not least white saviourism. On behalf of Asian Raisins, ARAN and MiGreat, we wish much love and strength to those for whom today is a day of loss in regard to their mother-child bond, caused by transnational adoption

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Film script with racist elements leads to dispute between neighbours

Leestijd: 4 minuten Asian Raisins (AR) receives numerous reports of racism- and discrimination-related incidents throughout the year. Besides documenting these incidents, we also take action against them. This article is about a recent incident in which a film script ended up causing a conflict between two neighbours. It also shows the kind of support that Asian Raisins volunteers can provide.

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Column: Roots

Leestijd: 5 minuten Imagine being such a native tree species; your roots sit in a tropical climate where you feel safe in the heat of the sun. And then, one day you’re being dug out and replanted in Europe with its much cooler climate. The chilly breeze makes your leaves rustle in an unknown way. You’re surrounded by Chestnut trees, Hazelnut trees and Birches instead of the lush greenery you had previously gotten to know.

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A Stain on a White Wall

Leestijd: 8 minuten Dennis Huang offers his perspective about the tumult in regards to conversations about racism as the only person of color within a white group of friends. Dive deeper into his thought process right here!

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Kelly’s Story

Leestijd: 5 minuten FOTO MET DANK AAN KELLY EN TESSELY. Oftentimes we imagine the Netherlands as a tolerant and welcoming place. Even if we have our own issues with racism and discrimination, violence is out of the question. Nonetheless, the reality of racial discrimination can be disheartening and deeply personal. We at Asian Raisins were shocked and saddened […]

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Anti-South Asian Racism in the Netherlands

Leestijd: 6 minuten Written by Tamara Gan Kristensen, writer at Asian Raisins and an international student in Amsterdam. Having grown up in Asia as Eurasian, Tamara combines her past experiences and her current experiences in the Netherlands to confront racism through her writing. In this article, she writes about the inclusion of South Asian experiences in the movement […]

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Opinion: Why I write about racism

Leestijd: 3 minuten Thu Bui is schrijfster voor Asian Raisins, geboren in Saigon, Vietnam en woont momenteel in Nederland. Lees hier haar column ‘Why I Write About Racism’…

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Opinion: “Just a joke” is a feeble excuse to be racist

Leestijd: 4 minuten This article was written by Thu Bui. Thu is currently a writer at Asian Raisins and has been living in the Netherlands for three years. Through this piece, Thu wants to draw the hard line between being funny and being racist.   Raise your hands if you’ve ever been the subject of a distasteful racial […]

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