'My People Are Dying in Silence—and I’m Here With a Megaphone'

A Facebook leader implores us to act

Leaders from Glossier, Shopify, Mastercard and more will take the stage at Brandweek to share what strategies set them apart and how they incorporate the most valued emerging trends. Register to join us this September 23–26 in Phoenix, Arizona.

In the late ’90s, my grandfather was badly beaten by a group of teenagers. Nothing was stolen. He was simply left to die in one of San Francisco’s famed parks.

Kenji James Toda, a United States World War II veteran, a second-generation American born in Watsonville, California was the target of an anti-Asian hate crime. He was beaten mercilessly as his attackers hurled racial slurs at him. It was a senseless, unprovoked act. The only explanation the police provided was this: They just didn’t like the way he looked.


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