And Other Things to Know From Angry Asian America.
House Lawmaker Proposes Resolution to Denounce Coronavirus Racism
Last week, New York congresswoman Grace Meng introduced a House resolution to denounce the racism toward Asian Americans related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation, co-sponsored by more than 120 fellow lawmakers, stipulates that the House would condemn all forms of racism and scapegoating and call on public officials to denounce any anti-Asian sentiment, as well.
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Doctor Kicked Out of Gas Station in Coronavirus-Related Discrimination
A doctor who works with cancer patients says he was berated and kicked out of an Indiana gas station by an employee using the coronavirus to discriminate against Asians. The doctor stopped at a Marathon gas station in Martinsville, Indiana, for gas and a cup of coffee. But when he went inside, the clerk yelled at him, asking if he was Chinese, and told him to leave. (The doctor, by the way, is not of Chinese descent. Like it mattered.)
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The New Fear for Asian-Americans Going Out in Public
“What’s scary is you wear a mask, you get targeted. You don’t wear a mask, you get targeted. It doesn’t fucking matter,” she said. “I’ve literally been like, How can I make myself look less Asian when I go out?”
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Somebody decided to invite Dr. Rishi Desai onto Fox.
I don’t think they’ll be asking him back.
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) April 2, 2020
“I don’t think they’ll be asking him back.”
Dr. Rishi Desai, an Oakland physician who is treating COVID-19 patients, was invited on a Fox News segment to comment on some of the developments regarding the way the U.S. has handled the viral pandemic. And oh shit, he brought facts. Host Martha MacCallum could not cut to commercial fast enough.
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