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Paralympian Scout Bassett opens up about her life, anti-Asian discrimination

Paralympian Scout Bassett recently opened up during an interview about her life growing up in the U.S., her training for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympics and her thoughts on the rise of anti-Asian hate in the country. 

Left out: Bassett, 32, was born in Nanjing, China, and spent most of her childhood years in an orphanage, where she endured years of abuse, starvation and forced child labor, the athlete recalled in an interview with Self Magazine.

NFL Unable to Confirm Ex-NFL Assistant Coach’s Allegations of Discrimination During Interview

The NFL officially released a statement on Thursday, saying it is unable to confirm the alleged discriminatory statements made towards Eugene Chung during a coaching position interview.

What happened: Chung, 52, a former NFL offensive lineman and assistant line coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, and is of Korean descent, alleged that an interviewer told him he was “not the right minority” they were looking for.

YouTube Challenge Eater Kicked Out of Colorado Restaurant, Accused of Being a ‘Scammer’

Raina Huang, a YouTuber famous for traveling across the country and taking on food challenges, was kicked out of a restaurant in Aurora, Colo., after she was accused of being a scammer.

What happened: Huang went to StevO’s Pizza n Ribs on Sunday to do the OMG 28” pizza challenge, where contestants must finish the pizza in one hour without breaks for $100, according to Denver7.

Google to Pay $2.5 Million for Alleged Discrimination, Back Pay and Overlooked Asian Applicants

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Google has agreed to pay a total of $3.8 million after the U.S. Department of Labor investigated allegations that the company underpaid female software engineers and overlooked female and Asian applicants for engineering positions.

In a settlement, the company says it will pay $1,353,052 in back pay and interest to 2,565 female engineers. It will also pay $1,232,000 in back pay and interest to 1,757 female engineering applicants and 1,219 Asian engineering applicants for “engineering positions not hired,” according to The Verge.

NY Congresswoman Gets Racist Voicemails for Passing Bill Against Anti-Asian Racism

Grace Meng

A New York congresswoman who introduced a bill condemning anti-Asian sentiment amid the COVID-19 pandemic received racist voicemails shortly after the legislation’s passing.

Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) introduced H.R. 908 in March, calling on all public officials to “condemn and denounce anti-Asian sentiment, racism, discrimination and religious intolerance related to COVID-19.” It also asked federal officials to “expeditiously” investigate and document all credible reports of hate crimes against the Asian American community and prosecute perpetrators.

Vietnamese American MC Records Neighbor Shouting Racist Things at Her for HOURS

Ky Duyen

A renowned Vietnamese American MC has recounted her first taste of racism in a YouTube video that empowers others to take action against offenders.

Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen, or simply Ky Duyen, is known in both Vietnam and Vietnamese communities internationally as the daughter of South Vietnam’s former Vice President and Prime Minister, Nguyen Cao Ky. She has lived in Southern California for 45 years, but it was only recently that she experienced discrimination — and right in her new home in Huntington Beach.

U.S. May Spend ‘Up to $200K’ to Research Coronavirus Discrimination Against Chinese Americans

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A study on COVID-19 related discrimination against Chinese Americans is now underway with funding from the U.S. government.

Researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) received a Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct their study, which will focus on experiences with discrimination and their impacts.