The National Day of Action against Wilders

Leestijd: 4 minuten On December 2nd, powerful and courageous people came together and spoke on behalf of various groups and communities that Wilders does not take seriously: newcomers, the LGBTQIA+ community, people who fight for housing rights and the climate, the cultural sector and the Muslim community and of course we attended the protest. Read in this article about the way we experienced the day and why it was important for us te be there.

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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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Minister of Social Affairs and Employment refuses to seriously fight against anti-East and Southeast Asian racism

Leestijd: 4 minuten On March 18, 2024, the research report “Research on experiences of discrimination and racism among people of (South) East Asian origin in the Netherlands” (EDAN, report in Dutch) was released. As the first systematic and scientific study on racism against East and Southeast Asian people in the Netherlands it received widespread media attention and reignited related discussions in society. But what does Asian Raisins think of the long-awaited EDAN?

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Project Dating: Share your experience!

Leestijd: < 1 minuut In the dating world, stereotypes and prejudices about people of East and Southeast Asian descent still prevail. While dating, have you ever received strange comments about your background? Or have you experienced prejudice and stereotyping in a relationship? We would like to turn your anonymous story into a comic strip. That way, we can raise awareness together about racism in the dating world and help others who are facing similar challenges. Click on the link to participate! https://forms.gle/ZAYFMiwMd2hzDG7m8

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Sasa Bruning, author of Ongezien Verlies (Unseen Loss)

Leestijd: 2 minuten For our monthly column Asian Praisings, we highlightan initiative or a person with East and/or Southeast Asian roots. This time, we shine a light on Sasa Bruning, who recently released her poetry collection Ongezien Verlies. In Ongezien Verlies, Sara depicts the emotions, feelings, thoughts, and experiences she has encountered throughout her life in relation to her adoption and the accompanying sense of loss.

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BOOKTIP: Amazing Muslims Who Changed The World

Leestijd: < 1 minuut Do you think you know who first thought of the theory of evolution? Have you ever wondered who created the oldest university in the world? Is Joan of Arc is the only rebel girl who led an army that you’ve heard of?

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Asians Speaking Up: The Story of Stefan

Leestijd: 6 minuten Growing up between different cultures and experiencing discrimination and racism have an impact on our mental health. Asian Raisins believes that this deserves more attention. For the Storytelling project ‘Asians Speaking Up: Mental Health,’ we asked people from East and Southeast Asian communities about their experiences and how those experiences affected their mental well-being.

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The Racist Mural on Hemonylaan in Amsterdam; The Difficulty of Disrupting East and Southeast Asian Clichés in Street Art

Leestijd: 5 minuten If you cross the bustling street of Amsterdam’s Albert Cuypmarkt, you’ll immediately find yourself on the quiet Hemonylaan. The street is brightened by many colourful stencil art murals; with the use of templates, existing images have been painted on the buildings. One of the walls features an ‘Asian’ theme: a vibrant mix of symbols, logos and characters from various East and Southeast Asian countries. However, for many East and Southeast Asian Dutch this wall filled with offensive stereotypes doesn’t brighten up the street at all. Does the artist understand the problem? Asian Raisins spoke with him.

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