Things to Know From Angry Asian America
Protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander Working People
“In light of the outbreak of COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) cases emerging in the United States, Asian American workers are speaking up on how xenophobia and racism interact with America’s inadequate healthcare system and outdated labor laws to endanger workers and hinder disease prevention. Over 2 million Asian American and Pacific Islanders work in healthcare, transportation and service industries — these workers are facing xenophobic and racial discrimination in the workplace in addition to increased exposure to communicable diseases.” Some importance guidance from the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance.
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Asian-Americans Terrified of Coronavirus Backlash Stock Up on Guns
As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to multiply, there’s a growing fear among Asian Americans that the outbreak will spark a violent xenophobic backlash. We’re already starting to see racist reactions. Along the West Coast, where the worst outbreaks of the coronavirus in the U.S. have occurred, those fears seem to be spurring a surge in gun sales. Oh yes, this will surely turn out great.
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Foolish Non-Koreans Are Paying $25 for the ‘Parasite’ Instant Noodle Dish
“Nearly a month after Parasite‘s historic Oscar win, the hit South Korean film still lives on in the menus of New York City restaurants. Korean spots across town introduced versions of the movie’s noodle dish “ram-don” to their menus as specials in the days surrounding the movie awards, but weeks later, many of them have decided to keep selling the dish due to customer demand. These ram-dons come with housemade broths or wagyu beef, handmade noodles or prime rib, and though it’s based on a humble instant noodle dish, on a New York City menu it can sell for anywhere from $13 to $25.”
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“The record is a breakup album — but with your country.”
Riz Ahmed had released a new album dedicated to his emotional “breakup” with Britain. The Long Goodbye includes nine tracks about Ahmed being dumped by a post-Brexit Britain and is accompanied by a short film by the same title. “The record is a breakup album — but with your country,” the actor and rapper said in a statement. “So many of us feel like we’re being dumped by the place we call home, a home that we built. This album takes you on the journey of this breakup; through the stages of denial, anger, acceptance, and finally self-love to counter the hate.”
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