A Chinese market in Oakland’s Chinatown was subject to anti-Asian vandalism on Monday Nov. 15.
Racist graffiti: New Tin’s Market’s owners found graffiti on the walls of their business, located on 7th Street in Oakland’s Chinatown neighborhood, Monday morning, with one of them reading, “Go back to China yellow f*ckers.”
- Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce Carl Chan said he was one of the first people to notice the slurs written on the walls and notified the owners immediately, who then called the police.
- Chan was also allegedly a victim of a hate crime earlier this year.
- “Very discomforting and it’s also telling how dangerous it could be … it’s also almost inflaming in trying to create a so-called hate rally of others to go against our community,” Chan told local news channel KRON4.
- “The hate is still ongoing,” he said. “This is actually pretty much a pandemic, and we must find … positive ways to stop this kind of hate not only against our community but all communities.”
- Chan, who has led multiple rallies and worked with Oakland police to address anti-Asian violence since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, will help the owners make calls to local, state and federal authorities this week as he continues developing strategies to combat instances of hate and racism.