And Other Things to Know From Angry Asian America.
“She punched me on my face”
In Philadelphia, police are looking for a suspect who attacked an Asian American woman an her daughter last week. While authorities say they’re not currently pursuing the attack as a hate crime, the victim says it was racially motivated. Jing Chen and her 12-year-old daughter were walking on the street when a woman, identified as Delores Marte, “came out of nowhere” and started spraying water at them. When Chen confronted her, the woman said “You (expletive), Chinese (expletive).” When the woman got in her face, Chen asked, “What you gonna do — I’m pregnant, are you going to hurt me?” Marte apparently looked at Chen’s belly then punched her in the face. Police now have a warrant out for Marte’s arrest. However, the district attorney claims there isn’t enough evidence to call this an act of “ethnic intimidation.” Marte is being charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment. Huh?
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Help! I Can’t Believe My Son’s Friend Fed Him Indian Food Without Calling Me First.
This letter to Slate’s “Dear Prudence” advice column is kind of heartbreaking. Because somewhere out there, a 9-year-old’s parents have been feeding him bland, terrible food his entire life. Tragic. Basically, a dad is upset because his son, Chris, went over to an Indian friend’s house, and said Indian friends’ parents had the audacity to feed Chris some Indian food for dinner without asking if it was okay. Because “spicy foods can be hard on small tummies.” The kid is nine years old, dude. Your concern for his small tummy is rooted is some kind of racism. And by the way, it sounds like Chris really enjoyed his chicken curry and lentils and vegetables. His small tummy has corrupted by “ethnic” food! Welcome to the dark side, young Chris. You’re going to love it.
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Kal Penn to Host Election Series for Freeform Aimed at Young Voters
Kal Penn is set to host and produce an unscripted election-themed series that looks to explore issues and topics relevant to Millennial and GenZ voters. Freeform has issued a series order for the untitled comedy project.
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‘Lingua Franca’: Isabel Sandoval Tells Timely Story Of Immigration And Civil Rights
From romance to tragedy, the first trailer for Isabel Sandoval’s Lingua Franca offers a riveting glimpse of the story of Olivia, an undocumented Filipina trans woman. Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing is set to virtually debut Lingua Franca in select theaters and on Netflix August 26.
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