March 26, 2021
Today is National Day of Healing and Action. The racism and hate toward the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is unacceptable! TeenTalk does not tolerate any hateful discrimination, even individually speaking. We are extremely disappointed and hurt at how people are acting towards others. Especially during a pandemic, we should helping each other out, not hurting. Here are what some TeenTalkers have to say. #StopAsianHate
June 24, 2020
At TeenTalk we know that now, more than ever, it’s important that we stand with our black community members against racial injustice. While we might look different on the outside, we are all human beings, so we’re here to treat you like the family we are. We share 99.9% of our genetics with each other, and while we may at times use that 0.1% to keep us apart, we have a lot of similarities worth celebrating and bringing us together. At TeenTalk we strive to spread love and good will, regardless of the individual. While we can’t speak out about the movement or the actions of different groups or individuals, we can say that we support the individuals in our community in their pursuit for unification as well as individualization. While bigotry is unacceptable, we are also a resource for anyone who wants to learn and improve themselves; there’s no shame in getting better! We want to be a safe place for youth to talk about the hard questions that come up and to challenge individuals’ biases. We understand that many of the unfair stereotypes and assumptions can be made purely because of the ignorance and misunderstanding of where they come from and the inability to identify those thoughts. It is valid to feel overwhelmed and it’s important to take time for yourself, and to remember that ignorance is not something that any one person is in charge of correcting. No matter how recent events have affected you, we’re here to listen and help however we can. It is up to the community as a whole to come together to help spread kindness and to help shape our society.