We Are The 99%: Chinese American Youth Edition

By Guest Contributor Jen Wang, cross-posted from Disgrasian

The Chinese Progressive Association organizes low income and working class Chinese immigrants in San Francisco. Some of their youth members have come together to tell their stories in solidarity with the Occupy movement, and I keep seeing their photos shared on Facebook. Their stories are heartbreaking, enraging, depressing, and, at the same time, inspiring. These kids should be wallowing in despair but instead they’re still fighting for a better future for themselves and their families.

A reality check for all of us, especially in light of the backlash against the Occupy movement and this kind of bullshit.

[Chinese Progressive Association website]
[Chinese Progressive Association on FB]

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  • Kat

    I love the CPA. I hope these posters also help to combat that “Only white rich people are in the OWS movement”. We need more PoC involved.

  • Elton

    That’s good to see.  Well, it’s not good, but at least I’m not the only one.

  • http://DeadAmericanDream.blogspot.com AngryBroomstick

    very insightful post. Thank you. There is an ongoing war of words against Occupy protests, online, especially with people claiming that Occupy protesters are a bunch of privileged white college students, so therefore why should we take them seriously?! So this is a nice post. I will send this to people who have dismissed and mocked Occupy Wall Street protests.

  • http://twitter.com/carmensognonvi Carmen Sognonvi

    In case I wasn’t the only one wondering… the author of this post is not the same Jen Chau that co-founded this blog with me. :)

  • http://twitter.com/carmensognonvi Carmen Sognonvi

    In case I wasn’t the only one wondering… the author of this post is not the same Jen Chau that co-founded this blog with me. :)

  • http://twitter.com/carmensognonvi Carmen Sognonvi

    In case I wasn’t the only one wondering… the author of this post is not the same Jen Chau that co-founded this blog with me. :)

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