New York: Indian-American comedian Hasan Minhaj through a video on June 4 called out anti-black racist attitudes prevalent among South Asians.
Taking on the hypocrisy of South Asian communities the Patriot-Act host summed up how racism is not just related to black people but to other minorities as well.
In the 12-minute long video on YouTube titled ‘We Cannot Stay Silent About George Floyd’ which has now gone viral, he talks about the stigma prevalent in the community.
Minhaj expressed his solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement across the globe.
The political commentator received a significant number of reactions on social media where many thanked him for addressing this particular brand of racism. “I can’t speak on what it’s like to be black, but I know how we talk about black people,” said Minhaj.
Minhaj adds, “Asians, we love seeing black excellence, Barack (Obama), Michelle (Obama), Jay Z, Beyonce… how could we be afraid, we love black America. Yeah, on screen, in our living rooms. But when a black man walks into your living room and god forbid wants to date or marry your daughter, you call the cops.”
Minhaj urged people to join the movement and ended his message by saying “Millions of people around the world have taken to the street to afford us this moment.”