And Other Things to Know From Angry Asian America.
Covid-19 Convos: Rising Above Bullying and Hate
Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, anti-Chinese and anti-Asian sentiment have been on the rise. Amid the crisis, many individuals of Asian descent has been victims of bullying and hate. Act To Change presents a virtual conversation to share ways in which parents, educators, students, and community members can all come together to protect the Asian American and Pacific Islander community from discrimination. Speakers will include Maulik Pancholy, Congresswoman Grace Meng, Dr. Vivek Murthy and Hudson Yang. It’s happening this Friday, April 3 at 1-2pm ET.
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“You caused coronavirus, bitch!”
A group of teens attacked an Asian woman on a city bus in The Bronx, blaming her for the coronavirus. According to police, three teens approached the 51-year-old victim on the bus near Ogden Avenue and West 166th Street on Saturday afternoon, screaming anti-Asian slurs, then hitting the the Asian woman in the head with an umbrella. One of the attackers reportedly yelled, “You caused coronavirus bitch!” The victim was taken to the hospital, where she received stitches on her head. The three teens were arrested and charged with hate crime assault and aggravated harassment.
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How Asian-American Leaders Are Grappling With Coronavirus Xenophobia
As Asian Americans face racist attacks and President Trump has tied the virus to China, community and political leaders have tried to comfort constituents. But even they admit to feeling unnerved.
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CBS Journalist Maria Mercader Dies at 54 of Coronavirus
CBS News producer and talent executive Maria Mercader, who had a hand in much of the network’s coverage of foreign and domestic breaking news for three decades, died Sunday from the Covid-19 coronavirus in a New York hospital. She was 54.
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Kona Kitchen Owner and Her Husband Have Died from COVID-19
The Seattle restaurant community was stunned last week when Elizabeth Mar, 72, the well-known owner of popular Hawaiian mainstay, Kona Kitchen, died from COVID-19. In a heartbreaking turn, her husband Robert, 78, died just a day later of the same disease. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this coming August.