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Cambodia wants the Met to return dozens of Khmer Empire relics looted during the country’s wartime

Cambodian artifacts

Cambodia is demanding an explanation from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on how relics from the Khmer Empire ended up in its possession. 

Recovering stolen treasures: Cambodian authorities are focused on 45 items that they believe were looted from the country during war and then acquired by the museum between 1977 and 2003, The New York Times reported.

NYPD launches hate crime investigation into unidentified man who spat, hurled racial slurs at Asian woman

NYPD launches investigation

The New York Police Department (NYPD) is investigating the case of a man who spat and hurled racial slurs at an Asian woman in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday as a hate crime.

What happened: The 34-year-old victim, whose name was not released, was walking on West 40th Street when the unidentified man approached and spat on her, according to WCBS 880. The suspect also hurled anti-Asian slurs at the victim before fleeing eastbound on West 40th Street.

Elderly man punched and robbed of his cans by unidentified assailant in NYC

A 78-year-old Asian American man suffered a bruise to his leg after an unprovoked attack in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood last week.

What happened: The victim was reportedly collecting cans in front of 180 Orchard St. at around 2 a.m. on Sept. 13 when the incident occurred. Helen Nguyen, a neighbor and friend, said a young man approached the victim, punched him, grabbed his bag of cans and shoved him to the ground.

Tourists claim their alleged attack on Asian hostess was instigated by use of the N-word, lawyer says

Asian hostess attacked

A lawyer representing a woman who was part of a group of Black female tourists who allegedly physically attacked an Asian restaurant hostess in New York City has claimed the employee instigated the physical altercation by using a racial slur.

The initial report: The scuffle broke out in the Upper West Side after the Asian hostess asked the three diners from Texas to show proof of vaccination before entering Carmine’s Italian restaurant in Upper West Side on Thursday, Sept. 16, NBC News New York reported.

BTS ARMY unites to #ProtectBTS from superfans mobbing the K-pop group’s NYC hotel

BTS ARMY are concerned

Fans of BTS — known as the BTS ARMY — are calling out those flocking to the hotel that the South Korean supergroup is staying at in New York. 

The SDG Moment: BTS, who have been designated South Korea’s “special presidential envoy for future generations and culture,” is in New York to attend the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Moment 2021 at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) from Sept. 19-23, NextShark previously reported.

NYC has its first female and Asian chief of subway car maintenance

subway head in New York

Siu Ling Ko, a 34-year veteran of New York City Transit’s (NYCT) Department of Subway Car Equipment, will now head the department as vice president and chief mechanical officer, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced on Sunday.

Why this matters: Ko is the first-ever woman to hold the role at MTA, which remains overwhelmingly male at the rank-and-file and leadership levels. Current records show that of its 69,639 employees, only 12,513 — or 18% — are women.

#MeToo leader Tina Tchen resigns due to criticism that she did not support Gov Cuomo sexual harassment accuser

Times Up CEO Tina Tchen resigns, #metoo

Tina Tchen officially announced her resignation as Time’s Up CEO amid the aftermath of Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment scandal.

The resignation: In her Twitter post on Thursday, Tchen, the former chief of staff for Michelle Obama, said she was not the leader who could help Time’s Up, a women’s rights organization and legal fund, move forward and evolve, CNN reported.

Facebook VP Naomi Gleit explores what it’s like to grow up fully both Asian and Jewish in America

Naomi Gleit, her mom, brother, and grandmother in Paris

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Medium and reposted with permission.

Growing up in Brooklyn, I had a lot of friends from different backgrounds — many that were white, a few that were Asian, but none that were both, like me. I felt like I was the only one in the overlap of a Venn diagram, part of both circles but still different.