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#IkLachNiet: Aziatische Nederlanders voeren campagne tegen racisme in NL

Deze week viel ons oog op de campagne #IkLachNiet via het Instagram-account van Asian Raisins. Deze campagne zet zich in voor mensen met een Aziatische afkomst of een Aziatisch uiterlijk die te maken hebben (gehad) met racisme of discriminatie. Dit uit zich bijvoorbeeld in het maken van grapjes over het uiterlijk. Denk aan ‘sambalbij’ of ‘hankie pankie Shanghai’. Dit soort opmerkingen worden meestal als grapje bedoeld, maar de campagne #IkLachNiet wil duidelijk maken dat dit niet door iedereen als grapje wordt ervaren.

 

1. Via www.hetismaareengrapje.nl deelt Asian Raisins dagelijks illustraties en verhalen van Oost- en Zuidoost-Aziatische Nederlanders. Deze delen zij ook op Instagram.

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⭐️⭐️ lllustration campaign! ⭐️⭐️ Being put through the so-called Chinese birthday song seems like a universal experience for Dutch people with an Asian heritage. This song not only ridicules the Chinese language but is often accompanied by participants pulling the corners of their eyes, ridiculing Asian people. The impact of this song is great on Asian children and causes a
long lasting sensation of unease and awkwardness.
Artist: Ming Ong
Title – Artist: Freelance Illustrator
IG account: @chuanming_ong
Twitter; @chuanming_
Website: http://www.chuanmingart.com/
Title Work:
Hanky Panky Shanghai
⚫️Why did you illustrate this story?
Undergoing this pseudo-Chinese birthday song seems like a near universal experience for Dutch people with an Asian heritage. Usually, it doesn’t just stop at the hideous song which is obviously ridiculing the Chinese language.
This hideous song, which obviously ridicules the Chinese language, is more often than not accompanied by their
mimicking of squinty Asian eyes. It also doesn’t matter where our roots lay in Asia, that isn’t relevant. You are Asian, not white and therefore never truly Dutch. We have to shut up and accept it, like it even, because after all,
they are singing for us. It still nauseates me to this day.
⚫️Why do you participate?
I want to show that casual racism isn’t as innocent as people try to make it seem. A so-called joke may have dire. ➖ Comments like “Sambalbij”, “chink” and “Hanky Panky Shanghai” may not be badly intended but they are uncomfortable and racist. We, as East- and Southeast Asians, get to hear, “It’s just a joke”, but #IkLachNiet (literally “I’m Not Laughing”). Different illustrators and creatives of East- and Southeast Asian descent reflect upon these comments and so-called ‘jokes’. The images are meant to spark conversation and to create awareness. Do you have a story that you wish to share? Use #IkLachNiet, tag @asian.raisins, and share your story! For more, please check: www.hetismaareengrapje.nl An initiative by @asian.raisins @panasiancollective @stichtingoutabroad @adbradar @meldpuntdiscriminatieamsterdam #illustrationcampaign #hetismaareengrapje #asianraisins

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2. De campagne wordt nader uitgelegd.

 

 

3. Ming deelt zijn verhaal met bijbehorende illustratie via Twitter.

 

4. En dit is zijn verhaal.

 

5. De campagne wordt opgepakt in de media. Ook FunX besteedt er de nodige aandacht aan.

 

6. Wat jij kunt doen tegen racisme? Lees jezelf in over de kwestie en gebruik ook buiten social media je stem. De materie van Asians Raisins en Pan Asian Collective kan je helpen in je ontwikkeling en educatie omtrent racisme tegen Aziatische Nederlanders, om te laten zien dat de alledaagse ‘grapjes’ niet zo onschuldig zijn als men dat probeert te doen voorkomen.

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⭐️⭐️ lllustration campaign! ⭐️⭐️ "In primary school, they always assumed that I was from China, even when I said that I am from Taiwan and Bolivia. People don't even seem to know where these places are or what the difference is between China and Taiwan. With this image I want to show that Asians also have a voice. It is time for us to be heard. " Artist: Alexandra Lingjiu Hsu Titel – artist: Visual communication designer, brand ambassador. IG account: @studio_alexandra_hsu Website: www.alexandrahsu.com Title of work: 'I am not a Chink, I am made in Taiwan' ⚫️The story ‘I am not a Chink. I am made in Taiwan’ reminds of the times I was bullied in primary school. Their first thought was that I was Chinese, but I told them that I’m from Taiwan and Bolivia. Nobody seems to know where Taiwan is located, nor do they know the difference between China and Taiwan. However, I forgive them. I don't even want to mention Bolivia because nobody seems to know where that is. With this illustration I hope to resolve the situation around anti-Asian racism–a hot topic nowadays. You only live once, don't be intimidated. ⚫️Why are you participating in this campaign? We all have a voice, though we are never heard. #proudasians ➖ Comments like “Sambalbij”, “chink” and “Hanky Panky Shanghai” may not be badly intended but they are uncomfortable and racist. We, as East- and Southeast Asians, get to hear, “It’s just a joke”, but #IkLachNiet (literally “I’m Not Laughing”). Different illustrators and creatives of East- and Southeast Asian descent reflect upon these comments and so-called ‘jokes’. The images are meant to spark conversation and to create awareness. Do you have a story that you wish to share? Use #IkLachNiet, tag @asian.raisins, and share your story! For more, please check: www.hetismaareengrapje.nl An initiative by @asian.raisins @panasiancollective @stichtingoutabroad @adbradar @meldpuntdiscriminatieamsterdam #illustrationcampaign #campaign #hetismaareengrapje #asianraisins

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