We stand in solidarity with Black communities here in Lenapehoking/NYC and worldwide. As Koreans, we fight alongside our Black comrades because our oppression is founded on the oppression of Black people.
In our campaigns for self-determination and decolonization on the Korean peninsula, we are committed to dismantling US imperialism. Settler colonialism, slavery, and racial capitalism are the bedrock of what is currently called America, and these logics have shaped US intervention in the Asia-Pacific. Consequently, dismantling US empire requires us to eradicate anti-Black racism in the US and in our Asian communities. We stand with our Black comrades to abolish police and prisons and to undo the United States for our collective liberation.
We stand for justice for George Floyd, with the families who have lost loved ones to state and police violence, and with those expressing their grief and rage at the inhumanity of the white supremacist colonialist state. We support abolitionist organizations and comrades who dream of a world without police, detention, incarceration, and deportation. We denounce the imposition of a curfew on stolen land and the escalation of violence by the NYPD. We will continue to act in defiance of the carceral state, a pillar of white supremacy and genocide.
Abolish the police!
Black Lives Matter!