As Asians Face Discrimination, Attacks, Trump Fans the Flames

Instead of Urging Calm, WH Stoking Violence Against Asian Americans

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Rep. Ted Lieu (waving) says President Donald Trump is stoking xenophobia against Asian Americans (Mark Mauno)

The country is currently on edge right now with many people looking for a scapegoat. Unfortunately, the White House has done absolutely nothing to calm the situation. They’ve actually egged it on. Asian American reporter Weijia Jiang recently complained that a White House staffer used the term “kung flu.”

  • Kao Lor and his uncle Lee Lor were barred from a Super 8 motel in Plymouth, Ind. because “Chinese weren’t allowed.” The Lors are from the Hmong ethnic group that is originally from Vietnam.
  • Tanny Jiraprapasuke, who was born and raised in Los Angeles, was verbally assaulted on the subway, by a man, who said “Every disease has ever came from China, homie. Everything comes from China because they’re f****** disgusting.”

Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.

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