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‘You don’t go to a concert to die’: South Asian Americans among the dead at Astroworld disaster

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Pakistani American Danish Baig and Indian American Bharati Shahani are two of the 10 concertgoers who have been confirmed dead due to Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival at NRG Park in Houston.

Tragedy continues: As the Astroworld Festival death toll continues to climb, 10 families are left grieving and demanding justice for their loved ones.

Houston Texans CEO apologizes for ‘China Virus’ comment made at team charity golf tournament

Houston Texans ceo Cal McNair apologizes

On Tuesday, Houston Texans’ Cal McNair apologized for using the term “China virus” in his speech at the Houston Texans Foundation Charity Golf Classic at River Oaks Country Club in May.

Insensitive remark: McNair, the CEO and chairman of the Houston football team, made the comment after his speech in front of 100 attendees, according to two anonymous witnesses who talked to Bally Sports.

Republicans redraw Texas congressional districts to cut voting power of growing Asian, Latino population

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After census figures revealed growth in population among communities of color in Texas, Republican lawmakers are working to graft Hispanic and Asian communities into districts in which white residents make up the majority of eligible voters.

Redrawing political boundaries: Texas Republicans are redrawing the state’s congressional districts in proposed maps for the Dallas-Fort Worth region, which has been cleared by the Senate and are waiting on a vote in the House, according to an analysis from The Texas Tribune.

‘Speak in f*cking English’: Woman berates Vietnamese restaurant staff for not having miso soup

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In Texas, a woman reportedly looking for miso soup at a Vietnamese restaurant was captured on film berating the cashier.

Not today, Karen: In a viral TikTok uploaded by Whitney, or user @nitwhit_ney, a middle-aged woman wearing a “Not Today Satan” T-shirt is seen screaming at restaurant staff while other customers film her at Pho Saigon in North Austin, Texas, reported the Daily Dot.

Suspect in execution-style murder of Asian couple inside their home is free on bond

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Erick Peralta, one of three suspects who are accused of murdering an Asian couple inside their home in Texas in 2018, has been released from prison after posting bond.

Out of prison: Richard Lam, the son of victims Bao and Jenny Lam, told ABC13 he was at a loss for words when he learned Peralta, 24, had posted a $350,000 bond on Friday. The suspect is expected to return to court in October for his pretrial motion.

UD professor referred to COVID-19 as ‘China Virus’ in his class syllabus

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The University of Dallas community called out a professor on the first day of school for calling COVID-19 the “China Virus” in his syllabus.

What happened: Leeann Hutson, a 1990 UD alumna, posted a picture of Dr. William Atto’s American Civilization I class syllabus on Aug. 25, the same day the professor distributed the outline for his class’ policies and procedures, according to The University News.

‘They had him by his face’: Elderly Asian man mauled by two pit bulls in Texas

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A 67-year-old Asian man in Harris County, Texas, suffered critical injuries after falling victim to two loose pit bulls that viciously attacked him during a morning walk last week.

What happened: The victim, who has not been identified, was strolling in the 4300 block of Queens Retreat Drive when the pair of pit bulls crossed the street to attack him. He tried to back away, but he was immediately helpless.

Texas Community Raises Over $1,600 for Nail Salon Owner Shot Over Price of Services

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A community in Texas has rallied together to raise funds for a nail salon owner in Katy after he was shot by a 21-year-old woman who was unsatisfied with the price of services.

What happened: Joana Vara, 21, and her sister, Quetzali Vara, 20, said they were “unhappy with the price of the services” and got into an argument with the owner of Katy Nails in Katy, Texas, on May 29, according to WPSD Local 6.

‘Real Housewives of Dallas’ Star Tiffany Moon Fights Alleged Racism from Co-Star’s Family

Dr. Tiffany Moon, a newcomer to the recently-concluded fifth season of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Dallas,” will not tolerate racist attacks against her character, her lawyer said in a statement.

What happened: Moon was subjected to racist cyberbullying by family members of her co-star, Kameron Westcott, on Twitter last week. The co-stars also had an argument on the show involving accusations of racism towards each other. 

Tony Hinchcliffe Spews Racist Comments After Being Introduced by Asian Comedian in Texas

Tony Hinchcliffe

American stand-up comedian Tony Hinchcliffe made several racist comments during a comedy show in Austin last week as Asian Americans continue to face rising hate crimes across the country.

The video: Peng Dang, a Chinese national stand-up comedian who performs in the U.S., shared a brief video of Hinchcliffe during their show last week, where the former introduced him on stage.