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Oklahoma GOP senator draws outrage for calling Asian American families ‘yellow’

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Sen. David Rader (R-OK) has faced backlash for using the term “yellow” when describing Asian American families during a recent state senate presentation about the racial wealth gap.

What happened: On Oct. 20, Damion Shade, a policy analyst at the Oklahoma Policy Institute, was holding a presentation on how racism affects the wealth gap between white and families of color and white families in the U.S when Rader asked him about Asian families while calling them “yellow,” according to Rolling Stone.

‘Dirty’ skin: Utah school district ignored chronic racial harassment of Black and Asian students

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Hundreds of Black and Asian American students were regularly harassed at the Davis School District in Farmington, Utah, and officials deliberately ignored their complaints, according to a recent federal civil investigation.

Racial harassment: Black students at the school district were called “slave” and the N-word by other students. They were also told their skin was “dirty” and “looked like feces,” while Asian American students were called racial slurs and told to “go back to China,” and called slurs in the incidents, according to CNN.

‘I’m an American, I do what I want’: ‘Squid Game’ VIP actor once ranted, advocated dating Thai women

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Geoffrey Giuliano, the actor who plays one of the controversial VIP characters in the latest hit drama “Squid Game,” was previously filmed going on a rant in a supermarket in Thailand. Users online are now calling him the “real life” version of his villainous character. 

The supermarket incident: A 2017 DailyMail story showed the actor, now 68, swearing at another customer while purchasing items at a Big-C supermarket in Pattaya. 

‘Aggressively Asian face’: Right-wing host draws outrage over racist insult of Asian American Bay Area reporter

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When KPIX 5 reporter Betty Yu went on air to cover In-N-Out’s vaccine checks, she never imagined the story would go viral because of racist remarks about her appearance.

Racist remarks: Yu was the target of racist verbal abuse by BlazeTV hosts Steven Crowder and Dave Landau when they exchanged discriminatory remarks about her appearance, a clip of which went viral.

Lisa Ling talks aftermath of receiving death threats, what its like being a journalist covering anti-Asian hate

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Award-winning investigative journalist and CNN host Lisa Ling tackles a history of anti-Asian rhetoric in the U.S. while adding a personal lens on the hate she and her children have experienced during the pandemic in the first episode of the newest season of her docuseries, “This Is Life With Lisa Ling.”

Titled “The Legacy of Vincent Chin,” the episode opens on the surge of violence hitting the Asian American community since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 and the similarities it shares to the historic murder.

AAPI groups send letter to San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin urging him to recognize anti-Asian hate

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Nine Asian American and Pacific Islander advocacy groups sent a letter to San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin asking for him to acknowledge hate crimes against AAPIs.

Letter: The California Asian Pacific American Bar Association (Cal-APABA) authored a letter, also co-signed by seven other local and national AAPI organizations, to San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin asking him to address ongoing violence against members of the community.

NYC woman faces ‘Asian b*tches are ugly’ tirade as restaurant’s workers ‘just stood there’

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A woman is causing outrage after a viral TikTok video posted over the weekend shows her repeatedly shouting racial insults at an Asian woman outside of a New York City restaurant. 

The incident: In the beginning of the video, the original poster Denise Carino (@dennydoestiktok) is in the middle of clarifying what the woman had said to her. The woman then confirms with “Yeah, you are. Asian b*tches are ugly,” while nodding her head. 

California auto shop fires employees for ‘blatant racism,’ joyride caught on dashcam

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An auto shop in Santa Clara, Calif., fired two employees who were caught damaging a customer’s vehicle while using a mock Asian accent.

The incident: On Sept. 10, a customer, who goes by the nickname “Bill,” went into America’s Tire to get the flat tires on his BMW Z4 replaced but found his car with a large crack in the windshield and a scratch on the hood, according to ABC 7 News.

State GOP poured thousands into Boston Council candidate’s campaign despite his anti-Asian messages

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Massachusetts’ Republican officials reportedly spent thousands of dollars to support the campaign of a Boston City Council candidate who has repeatedly expressed anti-Asian sentiments on social media.

Driving the news: Donnie Palmer, who ran in the Sept. 14 preliminary election, has made anti-Asian statements targeting Michelle Wu, a Taiwanese American councilor running to become Boston’s mayor.

Jerry Lawler says his Akira Tozawa joke was not racist, got him banned from WWE

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During a virtual signing with K&S Wrestlefest over the weekend, Jerry “The King” Lawler reflected on the controversial name he gave to a Japanese wrestler’s move that got him removed from his long-time role as commentator from “WWE Raw” in April 2020.

What happened: Lawler, a WWE Hall of Famer, defended his dubbing of a high-flying wrestling move by Akira Tozawa as a “Ramen Noodle Moonsault” during a match between Tozawa and Austin Theory. He alleges Tozawa told him days later that what he said was not racist, according to Post Wrestling.