Torre , the host of ESPN Daily podcast, said:
To be Asian American is to feel foreign; it’s to feel like you never really get to be American; it’s to feel forgotten, misrepresented, invisible, like your identity is flattened.
— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) March 19, 2021
Torre is not the first Asian American athlete to speak out against hate-filled attacks against its community. In recent weeks Jeremy Lin and Naomi Osaka have used traditional and social media to share their anger and frustration about how Asian Americans are treated in the United States. The fear elevated this past week when eight people — six of Asian descent — were killed by an Atlanta gunman.
This is sooo heartbreaking…praying for our world. To my Asian American family, please take time to grieve but know youre loved, seen and IMPORTANT. We have to keep standing up, speaking out, rallying together and fighting for change. We cannot lose hope!! ❤️#StopAsianHate #NOW https://t.co/Xm4ojbJALw
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) March 17, 2021
"Bigoted thoughts can turn into bigoted words which can turn into 'empowered' actions."
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 20, 2021
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) March 17, 2021
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 18, 2021