by Randall | AsAmNews
A who’s who of Hollywood celebrities participated in a new video sponsored by Andrew Yang’s new non-profit, Humanity Forward.
Its simple message: We are all Americans.
The video highlights the xenophobia and racism faced by Asian Americans, the higher rates of Blacks and Latinos dying from the pandemic and the lower rate of COVID-19 testing these groups receive.
Humanity Forward also says Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up 16% of those contacting a crisis text line about coronavirus. That’s three times their proportion of their population in the United States.
Participating Asian American celebrities include Daniel Dae Kim, Hasan Minhaj, Lisa Ling, Olivia Munn, Prabal Gurung, Phillip Lim, Laura Kim, George Takei and Taylor Rapp.
Multicultural artists and athletes include Dave Chappelle, Noah Centineo, Marcellus Wiley, Megan Rapinoe, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Sara Silverman, Michael Strahan, Alyssa Milano, John Leguizamo, Joel McHale, Fat Joe, Sophia Bush, Jay Williams, Richard Marx, Teri Hatcher, Sue Bird, and Pamela Adlon.