#250posts24hrsAAPI - 73: LLAG And Controversy?

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Honestly - while I catch some LLAG posts, I had no idea on this until I read it down at bigWOWO.

Here's the statement from Asian Pacific Americans for Action at Cornell University.

Asian Pacific Americans for Action (APAA) strongly condemns the Love Life of an Asian Guy (LLAG)’s talk at Cornell University. LLAG is a misogynistic and anti-Black man who harasses, steals and profits from the labor of Black and Asian women, and who doesn’t stop to think before he throws women (especially Asian women) under the bus for issues that men are complicit in. To the Cornell International Students Union - ISU, Cornell Student Assembly, Haven: Cornell's LGBTQ Student Union's Queer and Asian Society, & Cornell Kappas: We question your choice to treat LLAG as an authority on queer and Asian issues, when his cis-masculine and heterosexual privilege allows him to profit from his activism while having none of the lived experience. We question your choice to actively fund LLAG's efforts to brand himself as an authority on holding Asian communities accountable, when he has so many times refused to be accountable for himself.

I'm not weighing in on anything for this post - but just an FYI if you didn't know.

Now you do.