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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Asians Speaking Up: The story of Mei Woen

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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Asians Speaking Up: Michelle’s Story

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

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