Black Lives supporters seek backing from other minorities
NEW YORK - Some Asian and Latino supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement are reaching out to others in their communities to convince them that the movement is their fight too.
They created a crowd-sourced letter that's been translated into numerous languages in the wake of the most recent deaths of black people at the hands of police. The letter aims to enlist Asians, Hispanics and others in the movement.
Although the movement has always had supporters of all races, the letter represents a new effort to attract more.
It was initiated by Asian-Americans after Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, both black men, were killed in July in interactions with police. Sterling died in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Castile was killed in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota.