SUNNYSIDE POST: Community board 2 issues statement in condemnation of attacks on asian-americans
Asian Americans make up 35 percent of residents in Community Board 2, a number far higher than the citywide figure of 17 percent. Nearly 54 percent of district residents are foreign born, according to board data.
“We urge unity and active vigilance for our Asian American neighbors,” the board statement reads. This also includes supporting our local Asian-American-owned businesses and engaging in dialogue with AAPI neighbors to learn how to be effective allies.”
Several Community Board 2 board members are Asian Americans, including District 26 city council candidates Julie Won, Steven Raga and Badrun Khan. Other Asian-American board members include Frank Wu, Karesia Batan, Anatole Ashraf and Czarinna Andres.