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Protesting at H&M


Protesting at H&M
Originally uploaded by jasmined.

Frannie Richards, a Filipino-American woman, was harassed based on her ethnicity and gender by an employee at the H&M store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

This morning, I joined a peaceful protest with Filipinos, friends of Filipinos, and other supporters. Check out my pictures!

On a personal note: I was a few minutes late, but I got a sign and jumped right into the line. More than protesting H&M’s intolerance and ignorance, we were celebrating our strength, and showing support for a woman who did the brave thing and went public with what was done to her. Sometime it’s seems like it may be easy to just swallow the bullshit and try to forget about the slights and mistreatment from others. But it’s always worth more to do what is right.

And if what we’re doing is celebrating our ethnicity, we really should have had some lumpia. Would this have been the first protest in Chicago history to feature snacks?

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Only Built 4 Asian Linx

Why am I excited about being Asian today?

  • I’ve never been to Cendrillon, a Filipino restaurant in SoHo, but it sounds delicious! My people make awesome food. And I’m not just saying that because I’m Filipino.
  • White Sox second basemen Tadahito Iguchi being totally awesome and reaching out to a 13 year old heart transplant patient.
  • Not only did Roy Pearson lose his ridiculous $54 million suit against his dry cleaners, they’re asking the judge who threw out the case to get Pearson to pay their legal costs. (Disgrasian™)

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