The South Asian Bar Association of Washington DC, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and Korematsu Center have written an amicus brief in support of the Trademark Office. They perpetuate the misinformation of the Trademark Office (such as the false claim that one of our shows was canceled due to outrage over the name). Those organizations not only downplay the effectiveness of reappropriation as an important method for creating social change, but argue that activists engaged in that type of work are actually hurting the communities we’re trying to protect.
In response, we’ve launched this petition to tell the Trademark Office to STOP DENYING RIGHTS BASED ON RACE. Please take a moment to sign and share.