And Other Things to Know From Angry Asian America.
Michael Lofthouse Resigns as CEO of Solid8 After Racist Video
Michael Lofthouse, that asshole who was caught on camera harassing an Asian American family with racist remarks at a restaurant, is reportedly resigning from his position as the head of the tech startup Solid8, according to a statement to Fox Business. I find this this rather funny, considering that internet research has turned up the fact that Solid8 is basically a company of one employee, run out of this guy’s house. Who the hell got into their head that this dude was the “CEO” of anything? What’s also hilarious is Lofthouse claiming that in addition to resigning, he has “enrolled in an anti-racist program with immediate effect.” I’m sorry, but what in the hell is an “anti-racist” program? Is it a Learning Annex class? Is it like rehab? Sounds like a lot of bullshit.
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Two-thirds of Asian American health, food workers fighting COVID-19 are immigrants
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are immigrants are critical in supporting essential industries during the COVID-19 crisis, particularly in the health care and food supply industries, where more than two-thirds of AAPIs helping fight the virus are immigrants, according to data released late last month.
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Bath and Body Works Employee Fired After Yelling ‘Fuck Donald Trump’ at Customer
An employee at a Bath and Body Works in Arizona was out of a job last week after cursing at a man wearing a “Trump 2020” face mask. Jeremiah Cota, a strategic initiatives director for the Trump Victory Committee, was walking past the store at a shopping center in Scottsdale, when the employee — a manager named Karren — allegedly told him, “Fuck Trump.” After Cota tweeted about the incident, Bath and Body Works responded… and Karren was apparently out of a job. Thank you for your service, and where do I donate to the GoFundMe?
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Cardi B Used a Racial Slur To Describe Her Daughter’s Eyes
Over the weekend on social media, Cardi B posted a photo of her daughter and commented that she had “chinky eyes.” Let’s just let that sit for a moment. She said it so casually, you have to assume… she had no idea how offensive it was? Fans jumped in to educate the rapper and explained that the term is considered to be a racial slur. Catching wind of the backlash, Cardi took to Twitter to admit that she “didn’t know” the term was offensive. Seriously? How, in the year of our Lord 2020, do people now know that “chinky” is a damn slur?
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