The U.S. Defense Secretary affirmed the country had “lapsed” when it came to the rise of anti-Asian hate while giving a lecture in Singapore.
Working towards a “more perfect union”: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke about the rise in anti-Asian attacks in the U.S. at the International Institute for Strategic Studies Fullerton Lecture on Tuesday.
A woman is wanted in Cleveland after going on a rampage at a local beauty store and attacking its elderly Asian owners over a failed purchase.
What happened: The incident, which was caught on surveillance video, occurred at Chic Plus Beauty Supply on Lorain Road around 5 p.m. on Friday. Police said the woman was trying to buy something using a prepaid debit card, which was declined at the counter.
The Atlanta shooter who murdered eight people, six being of Asian descent, in March has pleaded guilty and sentenced to life.
The verdict: Robert Aaron Long, 22, pleaded guilty to murdering 4 of the 8 people who were killed March 16. Long received four life sentences without possibility of parole, according to AP News.
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.
A restaurant in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia is facing backlash over a menu item that may be considered racially insensitive towards Asian Americans.
Lennie’s Hoagies has been facing complaints after naming its homemade macaroni and cheese dish “COVID Mac,” reports CBS3.
A local board member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has resigned after posting a meme that portrayed Joe Biden as a Chinese caricature.
Until this week, actor John Mitchell served on the elected board of the union in Philadelphia, which represents around 3,000 professionals.
An elementary school worker was assaulted in an unprovoked attack at a Rosemead, California bus stop.
Last week, Matthew Leung, 51, who has worked as a paraprofessional for more than 20 years at Gates Street Elementary School, was standing at a bus stop near Rosemead Boulevard and Marshall Street when a man on a bike approached him.
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A nail technician recently took to Instagram to share images of the injuries she sustained from an alleged attack while riding a train in Dallas last week.
A man was caught on video verbally attacking an Asian woman with racist “dog-eating” questions while she documented a series of manhole explosions in New York City.
500 Black and Asian Community Members Rally in Oakland as Holiday Weekend Sees Wave of Attacks, Robberies
Members of Black and Asian communities convened on Saturday in Oakland, CA to rally against recent anti-Asian attacks, especially those in the Bay Area.
What happened: During the rally, various speakers discussed the importance of solidarity among Black and Asian communities.
President Joe Biden’s Administration has expressed concern over the disturbing uptick in violence toward Asian Americans in recent weeks.
Several disturbing videos have emerged showing unprovoked attacks on elderly Asian Americans, including at least three in the Bay Area within the last two weeks, as NextShark previously reported.
As anti-Asian crimes surge in California, a random attack against an elderly Chinese couple in Pasadena in December resurfaced on Twitter this week.
The incident, which barely made headlines in mainstream media at the time, occurred around 7:45 a.m. at Colorado Boulevard and Arroyo Parkway on Dec. 29, 2020.