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Asian Americans See Generational Split Over Racism

Young activists say elders are upset by violence against Asian Americans yet question the purpose of protesting or worry about consequences.

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Recent attacks on Asian Americans have revealed a generational split within the community. Young activists say their parents and elders are upset by the violence yet question the purpose of protesting or worry about consequences. Some people have also discovered that older generations of Asian Americans are closer with their ethnic groups and won’t acknowledge racism against others; Some elders are fighting alongside the younger generation.  The division in the community has made it difficult for Asian Americans to acknowledge the increase of assault on people of Asian descent. The Associated Press 

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