Carl Samson

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Japan, Great Britain’s women’s soccer teams take the knee to protest racism and discrimination

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Players from Japan and Great Britain’s women’s soccer teams reportedly dropped to one knee before their match at the Tokyo Olympics on July 24.

Why this matters: American footballer Colin Kaepernick first “took the knee” in September 2016 to protest racial inequality and police brutality in the U.S. Since then, the gesture has been used to call attention against racism, discrimination and social injustice, most recently in the height of the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd.

Woman filmed harassing Asian dog owners reportedly identified after calling third target ‘Chinaman’

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A woman who went viral for harassing two Asian dog owners in New York City was reportedly identified after hurling slurs at a third Asian person last week.

What happened: The woman, notoriously known as “Leash Karen,” was filmed harassing an Asian person for the third time on Friday. She went viral earlier this month after complaining about unleashed dogs and subsequently being racist towards their owners.

Family of botched robbery victim says she ‘won’t make it’, decides to donate her organs

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An Asian mother who wound up in a coma after falling victim to an attempted robbery in New York City “won’t make it” out of her situation, according to her family.

The latest: Than Htwe, 58, an immigrant from Myanmar, has remained in critical condition since the incident on July 17, which left her with a severe brain injury. This week her family closed their fundraiser and announced that she “won’t make it out of this.”

South Korea’s MBC sparks outrage over ‘inappropriate’ images for each country in Olympic opening

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South Korean broadcaster MBC has apologized for its use of “inappropriate” images and captions to represent countries in its live coverage of the Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony.

What happened: In its hours-long livestream that started on Thursday (local time), MBC used stereotypical or erroneous photos and captions to represent several countries as their athletes were introduced on screen. On Sunday, the network committed another “mistake” after mocking Romanian footballer Marius Marin.

$10,000 reward offered in botched NYC robbery that left Burmese mother in a coma

A $10,000 reward awaits anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of a man accused in an attempted robbery that left an Asian woman critical in New York City.

The latest: Than Htwe, 58, an immigrant from Myanmar, remains in a coma after sustaining a severe brain injury from the incident, which occurred in Manhattan’s Canal Street Station on July 17.

NYPD sergeant charged after allegedly assaulting suspects who called him anti-Asian slurs

A New York Police Department sergeant is facing charges after allegedly assaulting two suspects who lashed out at police in the last two years.

Incident 1: The first incident occurred on Oct. 4, 2019, according to court documents. Sgt. Phillip Wong, who was assigned to Transit District 3 in Hamilton Heights at the time, allegedly punched a 48-year-old man in his holding cell.