As our modern society began to spread awareness among different races and ethnicities, it is comparatively recent where Asian hate has been recognized as a newfound issue. It is said that “Anti-Asian hate crimes increased more than 73 percent in 2020, according to newly corrected FBI data” (Venkatraman, NBC News). As an Asian student studying abroad in the States, I have been involved in such topics of Asian hate crimes and their non-white disadvantages. The United States is ranked second place as a country that accepts the most migrants. However, it is clearly shown that there is a different interpretation based on an individual’s skin color.
The image shown above represents an elderly Asian. Holding on a single crutch, they push themselves to walk up the polished stairs towards the peak, just like everyone else— but only a few will recognize the coarse stairs they had to climb to reach the same starting point.
Jane Lee is a sophomore at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire. Art has taken a significant role in shaping Jane into who she truly is. Her journey of exploring the beauty of art started with the most easily reachable way: digital art. As an individual who has always enjoyed story-writing, Jane felt strongly attracted to visualizing her imagination and creativity. Her ambitions grew as she moved onto traditional art such as sketching and painting, leading to becoming a member of the Advanced Studio Art team in 9th grade and presenting her artworks in a student art gallery exhibition. Jane is currently reaching out for various categories in art as she enhances her design thinking and envisioning her stories into a form of art.