In light of recent events in Atlanta, and an increase in anti-Asian hate crimes in Atlanta, the Emerald Youth Review condemns anti-Asian violence across the nation and urges solidarity between diaspora communities.
We deserve to be proud of who we are: the way we look, talk, and create.
In approaching this month's topic, we want you to explore the reasons why you are proud to be Asian-American. A special connection to your heritage, hair that sticks out straight, trips to your ancestral homeland. The joy of having a second language, gratitude for relatives that push you to succeed, or who know how to make you laugh. There's no right or wrong answer here -- just aim for the truth.
"I'm Proud to Be Asian Because..."
Don't forget to include your name, grade and school, and an (optional) headshot with your piece. Send your submission to YouthReview@EmeraldParents.org by Monday, April 12th.