The Asian Raisins Foundation is a Dutch interest group: an anti-racism organization and media platform that makes social problems visible and open to discussion through appealing and proactive campaigns.
We encourage governments, educational institutions, the media and individuals to eradicate (unconscious) racism and discrimination.
Asian Raisins is committed to spreading knowledge and creating awareness in the Netherlands about racism and discrimination against Asians.
Take action against anti-asian racism!
how to contribute
Do you also want Asian Dutch to be better represented? Do you know better than anyone how to reach the Dutch public? Are you skilled with press releases and (social) media channels? As a board member of Marketing and Communication you determine the communication plan to create awareness for discrimination against people with an Asian appearance or background.
WHAT WILL WE DO
HOW DO WE ENTER THE BATTLE TOGETHER?
From Korean to Thai, from Filipino to Sri Lankan, from Indonesian to Vietnamese and from full to double blood etc. ALL ASIAN DUTCHERS. You get it. ✨
We realize that the aforementioned racist statements are not only aimed at one specific population group. Everything is lumped together. It is therefore logical that there is an umbrella community that stands up for all Asian Dutch people with regard to our common problem. In other words, there is not yet an organization that is fully, independently and expertly committed to this. Instead of several small communities spread across the Netherlands, we become one large and close-knit community: Asian Raisins!
It is not unimportant that we as Asian Raisins also speak out about abuses that affect other minorities in the Netherlands and show our solidarity!
Various institutes, including the police, argue that to date there are still too few figures and data on racism and discrimination against Asian Dutch. That is why Asian Raisins will work for a safe reporting point so that data is collected about this. With the reporting center, we show that people are not alone in this, but that it occurs on a daily and structural basis. Bad experiences no longer need to be bottled up. At Asian Raisins you will be heard and supported.
Asian Raisins will post relevant and educational content about racism and discrimination against Asians Such as:
🌼Q & As with experts where you can ask any questions;
🌼 educational videos;
🌼 and much more.
Asian Raisins will also create awareness within the community about various topics and make them negotiable, such as:
🌼 and much more.
In addition, Asian Raisins will disseminate information about reporting to anti-discrimination agencies and reporting to the police.
The Dutch government, education, the media and influential people and organizations are not aware of racism and discrimination against Asians. It is still being normalized too much. Fortunately, we see in other areas that racism is recognized, such as in Dutch football. The cabinet will allocate 14 million euros over the next three years to tackle racism in football. (4) That is why Asian Raisins is convinced that racism is also present outside football. If it already takes 14 million euros for three years to combat racism in football, how much does it take to combat racism in the Netherlands? 💫
Another method is that Asian Raisins will draw up a political manifesto and present it to Dutch politicians.
Members of each other can meet at the meetings and events. In addition, we can think together about the direction of the community, exchange ideas, network, share stories etc.
It usually starts with a microaggression, then it turns into belittling (joking), then to bullying, and eventually it leads to real hatred. Even though “luckily” most of the adults among us got off unharmed in our youth. We must therefore protect young people and future generations from discrimination and racism. So invite your nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters too so that they don’t have to make me what most of us have been through.
If you want to add or change something let me know! Thank you for your attention. Unfortunately, I cannot do this on my own.