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In a time when Asian Americans need to unify, we are as divided as ever. Many non-Chinese Asian Americans are scapegoating Chinese Americans, insisting on referring to COVID-19 as the “Wuhan” or “Chinese virus.” Others like former presidential candidate Andrew Yang are calling for us to “wear red white and blue,” while also alluding that we aren’t contributing enough. Furthermore, others continue to remain silent, hoping to escape the rising hate coming our way. Suffice it to say, we are far from unified.
A video showing residents of Wuhan coming together to boost morale by chanting “Wuhan, jiayou” out of their apartment windows has gone viral on social media.
The residents of Wuhan, Hubei province, China, where the novel coronavirus (or 2019-nCoV) originated, took to their apartment windows to shout “jiayou,” which means “stay strong” or “add oil/fuel,” Times Now News reported.
Directors Anthony and Joseph Russo, the brothers behind many of Marvel Universe’s most beloved films, are looking to re-connect with past collaborators in their upcoming sequel to “Avengers: Infinity War” including comedian Ken Jeong.
“Crazy Rich Asians” star Ken Jeong — who worked with the Russo brothers on the popular sitcom “Community” — has allegedly been tapped to make a cameo in the highly anticipated “Avengers: Endgame,” according to Revenge of the Fans.
A Sikh community in southern Texas offered free meals to federal employees over the weekend amid the ongoing government shutdown.
Observing customs, the community, based in San Antonio, served vegetarian meals, with volunteers waking up as early as 4 a.m. to prepare them.
We asked our readers via Instagram (@nextshark) about Asian/Asian American books that had the greatest impact on them growing up. Here are 19 books to put on your reading list:
1. “Secret Asian Man” (Nick Carbó, 2000)