On Tuesday, an Asian American man had coffee thrown on him while on a Washington D.C. train.
The incident: Roswell Encina, who is the chief communications officer for the Library of Congress, was commuting on the Metro’s Orange Line heading to Vienna when he felt something hit him.
‘You and your people’: Iowa senator’s ‘compliment’ towards Korean American judge ignites stereotype debate
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Lucy Koh’s tenacity in the hearing but closed off his comments with what many are pointing out as stereotypical and outdated, according to the Washington Post.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Florence Y. Pan to serve as a federal district court judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
Why this matters: Pan, who was first nominated by President Barack Obama in 2016, is the first Asian American woman to fill a seat on the D.C. federal court. She was again nominated by President Joe Biden in March.
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.
A Washington D.C. Metropolitan police officer (MPD) was found dead of an apparent suicide last week inside his home in Virginia.
Police in Washington, D.C., are looking for two women who stole $10,000 worth of Gucci bags from a store in the district’s Chinatown last month.
Caught in the act: Security footage shows the women walking around the store on the 1000 block of I Street NW at about 2:30 p.m. on April 17, reported NBC Washington.
A jewelry shop owner in Washington, D.C. was punched by a customer who allegedly got upset over a store policy on May 4.
What happened: The incident occurred inside Max Trading in the 1300 block of 4th Street Northeast, according to The Hill. The store owner was identified as Chong Hu Lu.
An Asian man ended up with bruises, a lacerated lip and a missing front tooth after getting punched out of nowhere in Washington, D.C.
The incident, which left Mintaro Oba bleeding on the ground, occurred on Wisconsin Avenue near Cleveland Park just after 1 p.m. on March 1.
A GoFundMe campaign organized to help the family of a Pakistani immigrant killed in a carjacking in Washington D.C. last week has now raised over $700,000.
Two teenagers have been arrested and charged for carjacking and assaulting Mohammad Anwar, 66, of Springfield, Virginia, on the 1200 block of Van Street SE in Washington D.C. on March 23.
The moment was caught in a series of videos that have now gone viral on Twitter, drawing mixed reactions from social media users.
Rep. Andy Kim (D-NJ) decided to help out ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) officers to clean up the trash in the aftermath of the Capitol Hill siege on Thursday morning.
A helping hand: The 38-year-old U.S. Representative from New Jersey’s Third Congressional District assisted officers after seeing the mess left by the pro-Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, according to Associated Press.
A nail salon owner in Washington, D.C. put up a fight while trying to stop a customer from leaving without paying on Tuesday.
The entire altercation was caught on surveillance and cell phone video at Blue Bell Nail Salon at 700 O Street in Northwest, WUSA9 reported.