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Taekwondo athlete is fighting the US Olympic Committee for her right to represent Haiti in Tokyo

A teen athlete claims the U.S. Olympic Committee is trying to stop her from representing Haiti for the Tokyo Olympics.

Taking a dream away: Taekwondo athlete Aliyah Shipman, who has been fighting and winning medals for the Haitian Taekwondo Federation for the last two years, said that U.S. Olympic officials are now questioning her eligibility and background, reported WRLN

Florida pizza-eating racists hurl anti-Asian slurs at ramen restaurant after being asked to leave

ramen restaurant

A ramen restaurant in Delray Beach, Fla., has been the recipient of anti-Asian vitriol from interlopers who refused to leave and take the pizza they bought elsewhere.

How it started: Ramen Lab Eatery, which sits at 25 Northeast 2nd Ave., was trying to close at 11:45 p.m. on Thursday when three white men allegedly showed up and began unstacking chairs.

Salutatorian Faces Racist Bullying After Applauding ‘Middle Eastern Peers’ in Speech

Davie

A young Asian American woman in Davie, Fla., has become the target of racist cyberbullying after she applauded “Middle Eastern peers” for making it through high school in her graduation speech.

What she said: Rachel Cheng, this year’s salutatorian of Western High School, used her time on stage on June 8 to address the struggles faced by Asian Americans and other minorities to get to graduation.

Florida Tourist Goes on Racist Tirade Against Asian Family, Punches Father After Kids Pet His Dog

Okaloosa County

A tourist from Texas allegedly punched a man in Florida’s Okaloosa County after his children pet the tourist’s dog. 

The incident: Wade Anton, a 54-year-old tourist from Forney, Texas, reportedly made racist comments toward a woman and her children of Asian descent at around 4:15 p.m. at Okaloosa Island’s John Beasley Park on Thursday, telling them to “go back where they came from,” according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.