See the First Episode: Here
Wilkine Brutus (Haitian-American) and Danny Chung (Korean-American) explore their immigrant backgrounds, identity politics, Hip Hop, and the cross-cultural hardships of American assimilation in the Black and Asian community.
In the second episode, Brutus invites Chung to La Caye, a Haitian restaurant in the heart of Brooklyn, NYC, to break bread and explore their commonality. They navigated the concept of colorism in the African and Asian diaspora, the relevancy and political significance of American Hip Hop, and the importance of authentic storytelling within the rise of social media.
We’ve teamed up with Ebony Magazine to release “Diaspora Through Dining,” to explore human interconnectedness in the midst of a heightened racial and political American climate.
Here is an excerpt from the video:
“We are American children of immigrant parents, of the lived experience of Haitians and Koreans, of black power and yellow peril; of Asian and Black pawns pitted against each other. But we define ourselves by our movements, not our placements. This is Diaspora Through Dining…break bread with us.”