And Other Things to Know From Angry Asian America.
Asian Man Harassed and Spat On in Coronavirus-Related Hate Crime
In New York, an Asian man traveling through Penn Station was spat on, harassed and yelled at by a stranger who accused him of being infected with the coronavirus. Abraham Choi says he was in a bathroom when a man spit on his head from behind, then told him, “You Chinese fuck. All of you should die and all of you have the Chinese virus.” On top of all that, when he went to police officer inside the station to report it, the cop told him spitting on someone isn’t a crime. Which is a flat-out not true.
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Chinese Student at UNM Subject of Racist Prank
An Asian student at the University of New Mexico was recently targeted with a racist coronavirus prank when someone covered the door of his campus apartment with plastic and posted a sign that said, “Caution, Keep Out, Quarantine.” Shuyuan Ye, an international student from China, initially thought the quarantine was real, then realized it was a prank. So he filed a police report and moved the fuck out of there, because who wants to deal with this shit. University officials were reportedly unable to identify the person who carried out the prank, “so they provided education to those living in the dorm.” Oh yay.
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In these days of anxiety, I wanted to find a way to continue to share some of the music that gives me comfort. The first of my #SongsOfComfort: Dvořák – "Going Home”
Stay safe. pic.twitter.com/S28w6OlXiZ
— Yo-Yo Ma (@YoYo_Ma) March 13, 2020
Comfort Me, Yo-Yo Ma
Famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma offers some comfort for our troubled times, via Dvorak’s “Goin’ Home”: “In these days of anxiety, I wanted to find a way to continue to share some of the music that gives me comfort.”
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