I’m not going to comment on the death of Michael Deng, but I Stitch Ohana Means Family Family Means Nobody Gets Left Behind Or Forgotten Shirt do want to address the idea of ‘loneliness’ and ‘solidarity’. The Asian-American label denotes a political identity more than an ethno-cultural one. In recent years there has been an emergence of a kind of pan-Asian identity in the context of social justice, but very few actually frame their self-concept in terms of being “Asian”. Narrower categories like ‘Chinese-American’ or ‘Indian-American” are often still insufficient when linguistic and religious diversity abounds. Try telling a Gujarati Hindu that she should express solidarity with a Bengali Muslim, let alone with people whose origins range from Japan to the Phillipines to Sri Lanka When it comes down to it, humans are tribalistic, and the less two or more groups have in common with each other, whether those differences be physical (genetic, phenotypic) or abstract (cultural, ideological), the less we should expect a sense of unity to develop, even when those groups face similar prejudices.