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TikTok baffled at Michigan man’s unintentional ‘racist’ comment while defending Asian man from verbal harasser

A viral TikTok video shows an unidentified man defending an Asian man from a racist in Michigan, but social media users pointed out the former became unintentionally racist as well.

What happened: TikTok user @anasiniesta_08 shared a video of a man wearing a dark navy “#FightLikeAFlynn” shirt and an Asian man in a verbal altercation at a Burlington Coat Factory in Michigan over the weekend, Daily Dot reported.

Activist, Civil Rights Icon Grace Lee Boggs’ Historic Detroit Home to Become a Museum

The home of late activist couple James and Grace Lee Boggs on Detroit’s East Side is slated to become a community museum, the James and Grace Lee Boggs Foundation announced last week.

What to know: The museum is expected to open in 2023 or 2024. It will focus on the Boggs’ activism for civil rights, labor, ecology and justice movements, as well as their “influence on younger generations of activists, artists, educators, policymakers and humanitarians,” according to Detriot Metro Times.

Pastor Suggests Genital Mutilation on Asian Women Who Are ‘Bitter’ Towards White Men

A pastor in Macomb Township, Michigan is in hot water after sending a scathing email to Sarah Jeong, a journalist who made headlines in 2018 for being “racist” toward White people.

In the email sent through his church’s domain, Rev. David Muns toyed with the idea of rounding up “all the little bitter Asian women,” placing them in a lottery and cutting their clitoris “like the Muslims do.”

Professional Poker Player Was Tortured, Sexually Assaulted Before Burned to Death in Michigan, Police Reveal

Authorities released new details of Susie Zhao’s gruesome death as part of the investigation led by the FBI and White Lake Township police.

What happened: The 33-year-old professional poker player was allegedly tied up with zip-ties and sexually assaulted by a large object before being “lit on fire until she died,” in Michigan, according to the court documents, reported WXYZ.

Michigan Man Arrested After Burned Body of Poker Player Susie Zhao Found

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Police in Michigan have taken a 60-year-old male resident of Pontiac into custody in connection with the death of 33-year-old professional poker player Susie Zhao.

The man, whose name was not revealed, was located and arrested near I-275 and Michigan Avenue at around 9 a.m. on July 31, White Lake Township Police Detective Lt. Christopher Hild said, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Michigan Lawmaker Under Fire After Calling Her Asian Opponent ‘Ching Chong’

A member of the Michigan House of Representatives running for state senate apologized for calling her opponent, 6th district representative Stephanie Chang, a series of anti-Asian slurs.

Bettie Cook Scott, a 65-year-old Democrat from Michigan’s 2nd House District, was accused of making anti-Asian remarks outside the polling stations during last week’s primaries, according to The Hill.

Michigan State Representative Brings Daughter to Public Meeting, Draws Backlash on Facebook

Michigan State Rep. Stephanie Chang was recently criticized by men in her community after she brought her 2-year-old daughter to a public meeting discussing the future of Belle Isle Grand Prix.

The online bashing happened in a private Facebook group called “Belle Isle: Park or Racetrack?” where a lot of men expressed their negative thoughts about Chang not finding a babysitter for her daughter.