Lin currently plays for the Golden State Warriors’ G League affiliate Santa Cruz Warriors, and he expressed indignation at Thursday’s racism and violence against Asian Americans.
In his post, Lin described several ways Asian Americans experience racism, prejudice and bigotry.
He wrote: “The situation is changing for this generation of Asian Americans. We are tired of being told that we are not racist, and tired of being told to keep a low profile and not cause trouble.”
“We are tired of the growing up of Asian children and are asked where they really come from, being ridiculed, being alienated as exotic or being told that we are inherently unattractive. Our stereotypes about Hollywood have affected us. Tired. Psychology and restrictions on what we think we will become, we are tired of being invisible, tired of being mistaken for our colleagues or telling us that the struggle is not real.
Mr. Lin, who helped other Asian-American athletes eliminate racial prejudice, is the latest prominent figure to speak out to stop violence against the AAPI community.
AAPI’s “very scary moment”
After a series of attacks on Asian Americans in recent weeks, communities and advocates across the United States have been on high alert.
Although it is not clear what contributed to the recent events, advocates and authorities have seen patterns of targeted hatred since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
Cui told CNN on Friday: “This is a very frightening time, a very anxious and confusing time, because Asian Americans feel like they are experiencing so much racism and paranoia. Some. People are naturally afraid to leave their homes.”
CNN’s David Close contributed to this report.