As Asians Face Discrimination, Attacks, Trump Fans the Flames

Instead of Urging Calm, WH Stoking Violence Against Asian Americans

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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