"The phrase "Yellow Peril Supports Black Power" is a famous slogan among the Asian American activism community and outside of it. It originated from famous protest photos from the 60s-70s in solidarity with the black movements.
'It reclaims a derogatory label and turns it into a phrase of empowerment, a thing to rally behind. 'Yellow peril' was a label borne from the fear that Asians are a danger to the rest of the world. By adopting this label, we’ve essentially rendered it powerless.'- HuffPost
The phrase remains powerful and meaningful because a lot of Asian Americans still buy into the model minority myth (which supposedly put an end to yellow peril but only in order to further put down black people by making us think we're superior ) and I think the phrase serves as a reminder that there's no liberation for poc until there's black liberation; we've never and will never achieve white status (regardless of what we wanna believe) and our priorities should lie in elevating black power." - Sad Asian Girls
The profit from the sale of this t-shirt is split 50/50 with Sad Asian Girls. SAG merge graphic design with social/political discourse that surrounds their identities as East-Asians who are living in western spaces.