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Hmong Cultural Center vandalized with white supremacist graffiti days after grand opening

Minnesota vandals vandalized Hmong museum

A group of vandals was captured on video spray painting a slogan linked to a white supremacist group onto the storefront of the Hmong Cultural Center Museum in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Whitewashing’: Mark Pfeifer, program director of the cultural center, discovered the vandalism when he came to work on Wednesday morning, according to Twin Cities. He then informed his colleagues through a message that their storefront was “whitewashed” with a “possible white supremacist message.”

Doua Moua to star in self-written Hmong American drama ‘The Harvest’

Doua Moua is starring in "The Harvest."

“Mulan” actor Doua Moua will star in the independent film “The Harvest,” a Hmong American family drama based on his own screenplay.

What to know: “The Harvest,” which Moua wrote in 2009, follows an estranged son who comes home to help his ailing Hmong father and ends up setting off “a chain of events that affects the lives of his entire family.” The script made it to the 2019 CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) List and is a 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowship semifinalist.

10 Years After Starring in ‘Gran Torino’, I See Today’s Anti-Asian Racism for What it Really Is

Back in 2008, I starred opposite Clint Eastwood in “Gran Torino” playing the lead Hmong role in a tale of two people transcending their differences to form an unlikely human bond. It was a historic cinematic moment for Hmong people around the world, despite its copious anti-Asian slurs.

At the time, there was a lot of discussion about whether the movie’s slurs were insensitive and gratuitous or simply “harmless jokes.” I found it unnerving, the laughter that the slurs elicited in theaters with predominantly white audiences. And it was always white people who would say, “Can’t you take a joke?”

Video Allegedly Shows Asian Man Attacking Random Black Man as ‘Revenge’ for Attack on Asian Woman

Hmong man

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article indicated the man’s ethnicity was allegedly Hmong. The claim was made and documented by the Facebook user as we reported, but we’ve altered our headline to not single out any one specific community.

A Minnesota man streamed himself assaulting an unsuspecting Black man on Facebook Live which spread on social media on Wednesday evening in an alleged form of retaliation over the assault of an elderly Asian woman by three teens this week.

CNN Under Fire After Saying Fresno Shooting is a ‘Milestone’ for Hmong Americans

Fresno shooting

CNN is being criticized for an insensitive headline regarding a recent mass shooting in Fresno, California, in which four Hmong men were tragically killed and several more were injured.

Police have since stated that the incident was very likely to have been a targeted attack and are currently looking for a motive as well as the two or more suspects who opened fire on the Sunday night football viewing party.

All 4 Victims Killed in Fresno Shooting Are Hmong American

Fresno Police are attempting to identify and track down two suspects who reportedly entered a family’s backyard event, fired into a crowd and hit ten men, killing four of them.

Fortunately, most of the women and children present were inside the home and therefore unharmed. However, three men — all Asians between the ages of 25 and 38 — were pronounced dead on the scene. One more male victim died at the hospital during surgery and other survivors who were initially in critical condition are now expected to recover.