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This young Filipino speaker from the 1950s has a timeless message on prejudice

Raul Contreras

As Asian Americans continue to grapple with increasing hate during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Filipino teen’s message from the mid-1950s makes a crucial reminder of the problem of prejudice.

“How in the world could you have liberty and justice for all?” asked 15-year-old Raul Contreras, challenging the truth in America’s pledge of allegiance.

Blind freshman cross-country runner hopes to finish 5k in 20 minutes or less with his 4th grade guide

One high school freshman hoped to run a 5k race in 20 minutes or less with the help of his fourth grade guide runner in West Fork, Ark., last year.

The duo: Fourth grader Rebel Hays uses a rope to help Paul Scott navigate the courses, according to an Instagram post that recently went viral again after it was reshared by Good News Movement

Kim Saira Says She Gets Death Threats After Creating Petition Over James Corden’s ‘Spill Your Guts’

The woman who set up a petition calling out James Corden’s “Spill Your Guts” segment revealed she received death threats and racist messages.

What happened: Instagram influencer Kim Saira, who is of Filipino and Chinese descent, told NextShark that she regularly wakes up to hateful messages, including ones encouraging suicide, since starting the petition three weeks ago.

Billie Eilish Addresses TikTok Video Showing Her Mouthing ‘Ch*nk,’ Mocking Asian Accent

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish, who recently faced backlash for allegedly using the word “ch*nk”  and mocking an Asian accent, addressed the allegations and issued an apology on Instagram. 

The apology: Eilish posted an apology note via Instagram Stories on June 21 stating that she is “appalled” and “embarrassed” for mouthing the words to a song when she was 13 or 14, according to Hypebae

Filipino Web Developer Dad Named ‘Macaroni ’85’ Names Newborn Baby ‘HyperText Markup Language’

Filipino web developer

A Filipino web developer’s unconventional name choice for his newborn son has become a hot topic for social media users in the Philippines. 

A site to behold: Macaroni ’85 Pascual named his son HyperText Markup Language (HTML), based on the language used to describe the structure of Web pages, as a tribute to his profession, reported Inquirer.net