For Fall-Winter 2021 collection, PRIVATE POLICY brings awareness to the important yet hidden history of the 1800s Chinese transcontinental railroad workers and acknowledges the xenophobic feelings of that era, while battling similar issues today as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic being perceived as an Asian virus.
According to the collection’s notes:
No longer silenced, people are speaking up about the past and ongoing racism, violence, and prejudice against Asian communities. PRIVATE POLICY chose the transcontinental railroad Chinese’s epic story because it declares existence and pride for the previous Asian generations’ phenomenal attributions. We look to them for inspiration to stand tall for who we are and welcome others to learn about Asian culture.