In Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

Recent happenings have once again revealed the severity of systemic racism in the United States. CAPE expresses solidarity with Americans demanding justice and with the #BlackLivesMatter movement that has been tirelessly advocating for intersectional equality for many years.

To show support as an ally of the global anti-racist movement, we should also consider the issue of race in Singapore and how we can participate in discourse and action.

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Resources:

  1. CAPE, “Resource on brownface, racism, and racial discourse” (CAPE, 4 August 2019). https://cape.commons.yale-nus.edu.sg/2019/08/04/resource-on-brownface-racism-and-racial-discourse/
  2. “Yaacob Ibrahim apologises for Facebook post remark on foreign workers gathering near Kallang MRT: Report” (Channel News Asia, 7 April 2020) https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/yaacob-ibrahim-apologises-facebook-post-foreign-workers-12618208
  3. Lim Yan Liang, “Coronavirus: Letter on dorm cases xenophobic, says Shanmugam” (The Straits Times, 18 April 2020) https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/letter-on-dorm-cases-xenophobic-shanmugam
  4. “COVID-19: Action to be taken against man who posted ‘nasty’ tweets insulting Indians, says Shanmugam” (Channel News Asia, 2 May 2020) https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-action-to-be-taken-against-man-who-posted-nasty-tweets-12696586
  5. Tam Wai Jie, “Before circuit breaker ends, let’s reflect on our biases against migrant workers” (TODAYOnline, 29 May 2020) https://www.todayonline.com/commentary/singapore-gets-ready-exit-circuit-breaker-lets-reflect-our-biases-against-migrant-workers
  6. CAPE, “CAPE Essential Reads: Race, Minority, Malay issues” (CAPE, 2019) https://cape.commons.yale-nus.edu.sg/2019/06/12/cape-reads/#melayu
  7. “Black and Asian Solidarity in NYC: What We Have Learned” (BUFU Facebook, 26 May 2020) https://www.facebook.com/BUFU.BYUSFORUS/videos/1214147432261027
  8. Michelle Kim, “20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now” (Medium, 9 May 2020) https://medium.com/awaken-blog/20-allyship-actions-for-asians-to-show-up-for-the-black-community-right-now-464e5689cf3e
  9. Frank Leon Roberts, “5 Ways of Understanding Black Lives Matter” (Youtube, 2 August 2016) https://youtu.be/D7ERPOddqZw
  10. Race Tuition Centre, “Black Lives Matter in Singapore Too” (Substack, 30 May 2020) https://tuition.substack.com/p/9-black-lives-matter-in-singapore

Donate here:

  1. Reclaim the Block: https://secure.everyaction.com/zae4prEeKESHBy0MKXTIcQ2 
  2. Black Visions Collective: https://secure.everyaction.com/4omQDAR0oUiUagTu0EG-Ig2
  3. National Bail Out Fund – Free Black Mamas: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/freeblackmamas2020 
  4. Humanitarian Organisation for Migrant Economics: https://www.giving.sg/humanitarian-organisation-for-migration-economics/covid19andbeyond#donate-impactMessage
  5. Transient Workers Count Too: https://www.giving.sg/web/twc2
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