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Man wanted for knife and brick attack in DC on group of Asians he told to ‘Go back to your country’

The Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., is looking for a man accused of attacking three Asians with racial slurs, a knife and a brick in an unhinged early morning chase on Aug. 18.

The trio of Northern Virginia residents was walking westbound in the 1400 block of K Street NW when the man asked to speak with one of them, authorities said.

Unity March: First Asian American-led march on National Mall will bring together thousands

A historic first-ever multicultural march led by Asian Americans on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is scheduled to take place this week on June 25. 

The Unity March will bring together a coalition of over 50 nonprofit organizations representing various AAPI communities as well as Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Arab and other historically marginalized groups in the U.S. to demand progress toward societal equity. 

Bystander chases down stranger who randomly punched Asian American woman in DC Chinatown

  • Catherine Xu was allegedly punched in the face by a stranger while waiting to cross the street in Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown.
  • A bystander immediately jumped in and chased after the attacker to help her, according to Xu.
  • Xu reportedly visited urgent care after the incident. While she did not have any visible injuries, she said that she could not eat solid food for a day due to the pain in her jaw.
  • The incident, which authorities are not considering a hate crime, is currently being investigated by the D.C. police.

An Asian woman was allegedly punched in the face by a stranger while waiting to cross the street in Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown.

Catherine Xu was standing at Eighth and H streets NW when a stranger randomly struck her in the face on May 30.

‘You and your people’: Iowa senator’s ‘compliment’ towards Korean American judge ignites stereotype debate

Lucy Koh gets a "compliment" from Senator

A Korean American judge received a microaggressive remark during her U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

The remark: Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), 88, lauded judicial nominee Lucy Koh’s tenacity in the hearing but closed off his comments with what many are pointing out as stereotypical and outdated, according to the Washington Post.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist draws backlash after mocking Indian cuisine in humor column

Washington post journalist

Gene Weingarten, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and humor columnist at the Washington Post, took to Twitter to apologize for his article that mocked Indian cuisine.

Controversial piece: Weingarten mocked the South Asian country’s cuisine in his Aug. 19 article titled “You can’t make me eat these foods,” where he inaccurately described Indian food as “based entirely on one spice,” according to CNN.