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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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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STOP Hanky Panky Shanghai

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