Tag: Chinatown

Remembering Vincent Chin and the Deep Roots of anti-Asian Violence

Like with Chin’s killing, recent anti-Asian hate crimes reflect a willingness to conflate individual Asian people and US tensions with Asian countries. As Americans — including politicians — looked for someone to hold responsible for Covid-19, Asian Americans were targeted given the virus’s origins in China. And since the US is now locked in economic competition with China, experts anticipate that anti-Asian sentiment will endure.

LA Times Column: A Search for Answers to Anti-Asian Violence

Frank Shyong, March 22, 2022 William Yu, 46, is healing from the multiple stab wounds he suffered in Chinatown earlier this month at the hands of a random attacker. But the incident has already left scars on the way that he and his family see themselves, said his brother David. Now he cannot stop thinking… Read more »

Nationwide, Anti-Asian Hate Crimes More Than Tripled in 2021

NBC NewsKimmy YamMon, January 31, 2022 New research released Monday finds that hate crimes targeting the Asian American community have reached some unprecedented levels. The compilation of hate crime data, published by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, revealed that anti-Asian hate crime increased by 339 percent last year compared to the… Read more »

66-year-old woman attacked in Oakland Chinatown speaks out

Ms. Tse Surveillance Cam screenshot

AsAmNews Posted By RandallJanuary 24, 2022 Dion Lim of KGO ABC 7 in Oakland was able to get in touch with the senior seen on camera earlier this month who was shoved to the ground from behind by a cowardly thug in Oakland’s Chinatown. Videos from multiple angles show a woman who only wanted to… Read more »

Supporting ethnic studies is part of Anti-Asian violence work

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N.J. mandates teaching Asian and Pacific Islander American history in schools New Jersey becomes the second state to sign teaching AAPI history into law, after Illinois last year. Jan. 18, 2022, 1:42 PM PST / Updated Jan. 18, 2022, 6:58 PM PSTBy Tat Bellamy-Walker New Jersey now requires Asian American and Pacific Islander history as part of its… Read more »

Friends, officials gather to honor Times Square subway victim Michelle Go

NBC Michelle Go Vigil in NYC

Vigils and events also held in San Francisco and Fremont, CA “We always saw her as a rock who would drop everything for her friends,” one friend said. Jan. 19, 2022, 11:51 AM PST / Updated Jan. 19, 2022, 12:49 PM PSTBy Sakshi Venkatraman Times Square’s famous steps were lit up with candles Tuesday night to honor the… Read more »

Restaurant to donate all proceeds to waiter shot in Las Vegas robbery

From AsAmNews, posted By Randall December 25, 2021 https://asamnews.com/2021/12/25/go-fund-me-campaign-also-set-up-by-the-asian-chamber-of-commerce-in-las-vegas The discussion around such horrific acts of violence must be placed in the context of widespread economic strife which encourages desperate acts. There can never be an excuse for the killing of innocent civilians, but we cannot move society forward without being cognizant of the historic… Read more »