LIDL UPDATES RACIST PRAWN CRACKER PACKAGING

Leestijd: 5 minuten In May of 2022, the supermarket Lidl followed through on an agreement that they would change the packaging for their prawn crackers. These products displayed stigmatising illustrations ranging from cone hats to Fu Manchu moustaches and because of this, Asian Raisins contacted the company. In this article you can read how we were able to make this change

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5 Netflix tips for the month of December

Leestijd: 2 minuten From inspiring movies to heartwarming tv shows; this month we’ve compiled 5 Netflix tips to help you get through the winter holidays cozily. Here is a list of our top picks for December! 1. The Chair Highly recommended for comedy and drama lovers is the series The Chair, where Sandra Oh takes the lead as […]

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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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Volunteers in the spotlight: Ilgin Emek

Leestijd: 4 minuten Every few weeks we like to put one of our amazing volunteers in the spotlight. By doing this we all get to know each other a bit better. Because you might have been wondering who all the people are that are working on the stories and illustrations you read and see here at Asian Raisins.

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Stop Hanky Panky Shanghai Survey

Leestijd: < 1 minuut Asian Raisins needs your help! East and Southeast Asian Dutch people experience anti-Asian racism on a daily basis. The so-called birthday song “Hanky Panky Shanghai” is the epitome of how normal anti-Asian racism is in the Netherlands. Today it is often said by people that; Hanky Panky Shanghai ‘is no longer sung in schools. On the other hand, we get a lot of sounds that it still happens frequently. So we need proof for a future campaign “Stop Hanky Panky Shanghai”. Can you help us with this?

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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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A.E.P.O.C. KICK OFF EVENT

Leestijd: 3 minuten A.E.P.O.C. creates connections between different POC communities from within the arts and creative industries from all different kinds of disciplines. From visual artists to musicians; from performing artists to curators; from organizers to writers.

Communities often establish themselves separate from others. That is extremely effective and powerful. However, at the same time, it’s imperative that we work together; that we work on building cross-associations and networks to reinforce each other. A.E.P.O.C.’s focus lies on the artistic practice and growth, exchanges within disciplines and the business side of the field.

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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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