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TikTok user slams Louisiana Asian restaurant for allegedly ignoring Black customers: ‘Why are Asians like this?’

  • A now-viral video shared earlier this month by TikTok user Toni Freeney shows how she and her companion were allegedly ignored by staff members at an Asian restaurant in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
  • “Stop saying Black people don’t tip!” Toni wrote in her post’s caption. “We always leave big tips but don’t tolerate this unacceptable service. Why are Asians like this? Someone please tell me because it happens too dang often.”
  • Toni’s video has garnered over 241,000 views and 21,000 likes as of this writing.

A Black TikTok user alleged she and her companion were ignored by staff members at an Asian buffet restaurant in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in a viral video uploaded earlier this month.

In her two-minute video uploaded on Oct. 7, which has garnered over 241,000 views and 21,000 likes as of this writing, TikTok user Coach Toni (@coachtonifreeny) claims the restaurant’s employees purposely ignore her table while tending to others. 

Asian and Black patients in England wait longer for cancer diagnoses than white patients, study finds

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  • Based on an analysis of 126,000 cancer cases in England between 2006 and 2016, Asian and Black people are forced to wait longer for cancer diagnoses than white people.
  • Funded by Cancer Research UK and conducted by the University of Exeter and the Guardian, the review covered the four most common cancers: lung, breast, prostate and colorectal, as well as three commonly diagnosed in ethnic minorities: esophagogastric, myeloma and ovarian.
  • In general, the median time for a white person to get diagnosed after first presenting symptoms to a general practitioner (GP) was 55 days. Asian people had to wait 60 days, while Black people had to wait 61 days.
  • The median wait time for white people to get a diagnosis for esophagogastric cancer was 53 days, while for Asian people it was 100 days, a wait time six weeks longer.
  • The median wait time for white people to get a diagnosis for myeloma was 93 days, while for Black people it was 127 days.

A recent analysis of the National Health Service’s database has revealed that Asian and Black people in England are forced to wait longer for cancer diagnoses than white people. 

Based on the NHS data review conducted by the University of Exeter and The Guardian, minority ethnic patients had to wait an extra six weeks to get diagnosed.

Critics charge NY Times story on disagreement between Asian and Black activists ignores data

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The New York Times is facing criticism for failing to address what some contend is a crucial point in a recent article that sought to explain why Asian and Black activists struggle to unite against violence.

Driving the news: In a 1,500-word story published on Sunday, the Times identified policing as the “one main issue” that divides the communities. While Black Lives Matter activists — fueled by the death of George Floyd in May 2020 — call for defunding law enforcement, some Asian leaders support more policing, given the astronomical surge in attacks against their community amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

10-year-old girl who attended Utah school district that ignored racial bullying dies by suicide

Utah Student Isabella “Izzy” Faith Tichenor

Editor’s note: This article discusses suicide. If you or people you know are at risk of self-harm, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24-hour support at 1-800-273-8255.

A Black fifth grader with autism has died by suicide after reportedly suffering harassment while attending a Utah school district that garnered scrutiny for ignoring the long-term bullying experienced by its Black and Asian student body.

Opinion: How White Supremacy Turned Asian and Black Communities Against Each Other

Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in this piece are solely of the author.

We are living in an unprecedented time, a time in which I believe will be the defining moment of many of our lives. At this point, many experts believe that coronavirus will ravage the country, with heavy human costs exacerbated by economic ones. However, while most Americans have to be concerned about not getting the virus and how they are going to survive economically, Asian Americans have to wage war on another front: the growing threat of hate crimes and violence. More troubling and confusing is the fact that many of these crimes are committed by people of color. However, the rift between Asians and other minorities is not a new phenomenon. It can be traced back centuries to how colonization, eurocentrism, and white supremacy has played a role in creating and fostering the conflict between marginalized groups.

Minorities are Perpetuating Racism and it Needs to Stop

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A heartbreaking viral video posted on Sunday, Feb. 23 has sparked widespread outrage after showing a group of African Americans attacking an elderly Chinese man. 

The group can be seen making racially-charged remarks and physically attacking the man with a stick as he was picking up cans for recycling in a San Francisco neighborhood. By the end of the video, the elderly man is in tears.

African-Chinese Model Urges Singaporeans to Stop Using the N-Word on Twitter

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An African-Chinese teen is making a stand to urge Singaporeans to never use the n-word – unless they are black.

Melanie Kasise, a 16-year-old teen model, urged other Singaporeans to stop using the racial slur. Kasise, who is of African and Chinese descent, further admitted that she hates using the word even though one could argue has a claim to it as a black woman.

Stop Erasing Naomi Osaka’s Blackness

Biraciality makes people uncomfortable. In society, we communicate narrow ideas of racial identity, as if identity can fit into distinct, narrow pockets. Biracial public figures like Naomi Osaka prove it cannot. Osaka is a tennis star who represents Japan in competition; she is Japanese and American with dual citizenship; she is ethnically Haitian and Japanese.

Monoracial Asian nations, like Japan, often respond to mixed-race people with hesitation at best and out-and-out bigotry at most. The fact that a Japanese star, featured in Japanese ads and winning sporting awards for Japan, is not only mixed-race but Black, shows an important amount of progress in Asian race relations. So there is something empowering about merely calling Naomi Osaka Japanese, whether it be in headlines or advertisements. And it’s a correct assertion: she is Japanese. Her biraciality does not make her less so.

Dear Asians: Leave the N-Word Alone

Certain things shouldn’t have to be explained. When our friends ask us to respect their boundaries, to avoid doing things that play with scars they’ve built over time, we tend to oblige them. But despite members of the Black community in America constantly expressing discomfort and disdain for non-Black people using the controversial word, non-Black people still seem to insist.

Maybe it’s because there are also members of the Black community who seem to take no issue with it. Maybe it’s because these non-Black people don’t seem to know any members of the Black community. Or maybe it’s because people haven’t read works like this Twitter thread: