Anti-Asian hate crimes is the new anti-racism crusade for the SJW wokedom.
The latest this morning:
An elderly woman who was attacked on Market Street in San Francisco Wednesday – the latest victim in a wave of attacks on Asians in the Bay Area – turned the tables on her assailant, leaving him with injuries that required a trip to the hospital.
Xiao Zhen Xie candidly spoke with CBS San Francisco about the attack from her senior retirement home in the city,
Good for her for hospitalizing her attacker (I’m actually a bit shocked that CBS news didn’t make the suspect’s skin color a point of mention in the article since for the last month, I’ve been reading about attacks on elderly Asians, and the attackers happened to be black- yet not mentioned about; while other news headlines have made mention of attacker’s ethnicity when they happen to be white on PoC crimes). And at the very, very end of the article:
Prior to this, we had the big national headline news regarding a mass shooting; but instead of fueling the usual anti-gun modus operandi, the new narrative being fueled is another anti-Asian attack (especially since the shooter happens to be a white male caucasian murderer where 6 of his 8 or 9 victims were Asian). And now Cherokee County sheriff’s captain has stepped in it with some in-artful comments; and of course it must be due to his racism (just look at his “Chinese virus” t-shirts he was promoting!). And of course the fact that the shooter was taken into custody alive is more evidence of America’s “systemic racism”.
For quite some time now we’ve been hearing about a 1,900% increase in anti-Asian crime; or 3,000 hate crimes reported (though hardly verified) on anti-Asian incidents. But when I’ve looked at some of the major recent incidents being cited by pundits and even straight news organizations to trace the news, there is no actual evidence of the suspect’s crime being motivated by racism; and it some of these, no mention of race- and I can’t help but believe that it’s because the criminal suspects happen to be black (when you do some deeper sleuthing).
For instance, this horrific NYC subway attack:
There has been a significant surge in hate crimes against Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, according to New York City police data. We spoke to one victim, a Filipino American man named Noel, who describes waiting for a subway train in New York before being slashed across the face with a knife. He, like many in the AAPI community, is speaking out to take a stand against these attacks in the hope prevent further violence on Asian Americans.
The police have not called it a hate crime; nor does the man know what caused the attack. Leave it to mainstream media and activists to push that perception though and fuel the narrative. When this story first came out, I saw mention of a video screen capture when they were looking for the suspect, but no mention of his race. Well, he appears to be black.
The elderly 84 year old Thai American Vichar Ratanapakdee who was violently shoved to the ground in San Francisco is a case in point. Antoine Watson is the suspect. 19 years old.
It’s not as though street thugs haven’t been abusing other elderly victims.Does it only happen to Asian elderly?
Another recent elderly woman who was attacked about a week ago Tuesday:
A man has been arrested in connection with a brutal attack on an elderly Asian American woman in White Plains, New York, police said Friday.
Nancy Toh, 83, was spit on and punched near the Westchester shopping center on Tuesday, police said. She hit the ground hard enough that she “blacked out momentarily,” White Plains police Capt. James Spencer said in a statement.
The suspect arrested and charged? Glenmore Nembhard. Google his image and you’ll see he’s not a white male (supremacist).
Also in the article (of course it’s Trump’s fault):
The violence occurred amid an explosion of attacks on Asian Americans only a few months after the end of President Donald Trump’s tenure as a leader who repeatedly blamed the Covid-19 pandemic on China.
President Joe Biden addressed the issue Thursday in his first primetime address.
“At this very moment, so many of them, our fellow Americans, are on the front lines of this pandemic trying to save lives and still — still are forced to live in fear for their lives just walking down streets in America,” he said. “It’s wrong, it’s un-American, and it must stop.”
An analysis this month by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, indicated hate crimes targeting people of Asian heritage in the U.S.’s 16 largest cities rose nearly 150 percent in 2020.
President Biden’s EO condemning Asian hate crime was ridiculous pandering that doesn’t actually achieve anything.
A friend of mine on FB took issue with a link and post I put up. She posted a comment linking to Hollywood Asian wokness– I mean wokeness.
I responded in this way:
I’m familiar with that perspective- it’s the narrative constantly being pushed; and I reject it. I listened to these Asian actors last year when alarmist claims were being made regarding rising anti-Asian “hate” crimes in wake of the “Chinese virus”.
So why is race mentioned only when it fits a certain narrative? The recent story about the 9-year old girl pepper-sprayed? I can show you headline blurbs that see fit to mention her “race”- the assumption being those same officers would have treated a 9 year old white girl the same, assuming also that the behavior and circumstances were exactly the same- the one variable being skin color.
Contrast that with MSNBC story in your link:
The 1st story about the elderly Thai man in San Francisco who was killed when pushed down. Note that none of the headline stories mention the race of the alleged suspect, Antoine Watson. Nor have I seen any stories that know for a fact that his motive was pure racial animosity. Maybe it was. But is the fact verified before the reportage as a racial “hate” crime?
The second story from Oakland/Chinatown with 3 more elderly pushed down. Where’s the evidence it was racially motivate? No mention of race? Maybe if he were white. That would fit the hysteria-driven scare-mongering over white supremacists. But no, the suspect is not white. Nor is his motive known. Yet this is lumped in as a “hate” crime (I’m sure the Southern Poverty Law Center is on it to add to their data base). That it happened to elderly in Chinatown, well….the probability of those elderly folk walking around who just happen to be Asian might be pretty high, you know?
A HuffPo article (by Brittany Wong, of course) I read last night mentions these same two stories (in the same manner of superb fanning the flames brand of journalism) and another one about a 61 Filipino man who had his face slashed in a NYC subway. No mention of race. But guess what? Take a look at the image of the suspect from surveillance footage. According to the Daily News, this is the description they gave in their article:
“Cops released surveillance images of the suspect Thursday and asked for the public’s help tracking him down. He’s described as between 20 and 30, wearing a black North Face jacket, red hoodie, blue jeans, a red bandanna and light-colored sneakers.”
You have to actually see his image to know he’s black.
If he were white, I’m sure they would have included that in the text.
3,000 reported “hate” crimes reported by Asians nationwide? Ok. Assuming the accuracy of these as racially motivated crimes, we are a nation of around 330 million. Rising crime against Asians? Or rising crime in general where a number of those affected also happen to be Asian? And yes, there are idiots out there who are racist, who may think Asians caused the pandemic; some who are mentally ill. But why the need to turn mole-hills into mountains and skew perspective and perception to be something that it is probably not? Why the jump to conclusions that these abuses and crimes trending against the elderly are another new wave of racially-motivated crimes? Why the need for “hate” crime laws? Crimes are crimes. Punish the actions and not the thoughts.
I agree with Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, Coleman Hughes and those who have looked at the data and the research out there and cross-referenced the facts and say that at no other time in history has America been least racist.
And good Lord, how dense is this:
“In spite of President Joe Biden’s recent executive orders condemning anti-Asian racism, the attacks, especially those targeting Asian senior citizens, have continued with alarming regularity.”
Yeah, how puzzling is it that a Biden presidential directive didn’t reach the ears of our youth like Antoine Watson to prevent him from getting his jollies with pushing down an elderly person?
We already have laws on the books. The EO is just empty demagoguery and platitudes that are redundant:
Recently there was also the Uber driver attacked and harassed by Malaysia King (what a piece of work!) and her two friends. No evidence of racism; but because the driver claimed it (trashbag hoes like these women using bigoted names? Not my idea of true racism), and because he’s an immigrant from Nepal, it’s being lumped in by some accounts in media as another anti-Asian fueled crime (at least initially).
I also question whether this should be classified as a hate crime against Asians (let alone fueled by Trump-inspired Chinese Virus sentiment)- an actual Karen:
A woman accused of spitting on Asian American man and yelling an ethnic slur as he dined outdoors in Silicon Valley has been charged with a misdemeanor hate crime and battery, officials said Monday.
Karen Inman, 39, also told the man to “go back to where you came from” as he ate lunch with a friend on Feb. 13, Santa Clara County prosecutors said in a statement.
The case is the latest in a string of racially motivated harassment and assaults against Asian Americans since the coronavirus hit the U.S.
Inman first came to police’s attention the same day that the man was spat on, after officers received a report of a woman taking food and clothing from a store.
During the theft, the woman told the store owners she didn’t have to pay “because of their Asian ethnicity,” Mountain View police spokeswoman Katie Nelson said.
More than 3,000 incidents have been reported to Stop AAPI Hate, a California-based reporting center for Asian American Pacific Islanders, and its partner advocacy groups, since mid-March 2020. The encounters don’t often rise to the legal definition of a hate crime.
Still, police in several major cities saw a sharp uptick in Asian-targeted hate crimes between 2019 and 2020, according to data collected by the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, California State University, San Bernardino.
Looks more like a vagrant with a mental problem. What’s frustrating is when so many of these initial headline news stories have zero follow up to determine if the initial reporting (and characterization of “hate crime”) is founded in reality; or just speculation, conjecture, and narrative-building.
Recently reported attacks include a man pouring acid on a woman in New York City and a 61-year-old being slashed with a box cutter. In San Jose, a 64-year-old grandmother was assaulted and robbed after she used an ATM. An 84-year-old man died after he was shoved to the ground in San Francisco.
So I clicked on the link highlighted “pouring acid” and it leads me to the story mentioned earlier in my post of Filipino American Noel who was slashed across the face by Salman Muflihi. The article mentions about the acid attack but no link. I think this is the story. From April 2020. In the subheading it notes “the motive remains unclear”. Yet, here we are, reporting it as a hate crime (along with the disclaimer that motive is unclear; yet let’s point out the ethnicity of the victim):
The NYPD is asking for the public’s help to identify the man, whose ethnicity is unknown. He was wearing a face mask, gloves, and a black hoodie.
Police confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the victim is Asian.
The motive behind the assault remains unclear. Reports of attacks against Asians in the US and Europe have skyrocketed in the past weeks as people express fears over the coronavirus through xenophobic and racist violence.
Law enforcement agencies in the US were also warned about a possible increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans over the coronavirus. “The FBI makes this assessment based on the assumption that a portion of the US public will associate COVID-19 with China and Asian American populations,” the report stated.
President Donald Trump’s rhetoric has further fueled concern that Asian communities could bear the brunt of violent backlash over the pandemic. Trump has been repeatedly condemned for choosing to refer to the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus,” insisting the term is “not racist” because “it comes from China.”
No name of the victim, either. Nor can I find any follow up to the year-old story.
There was this alleged incident of liquid poured on another woman, reported on Monday.
In none of these stories does it mention motive.
Yet here we are.
America is racist. Trump is to blame. And racism against Asians is what’s trending today.
Even if it’s all a bit of distorted malarkey.
A former fetus, the “wordsmith from nantucket” was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1968. Adopted at birth, wordsmith grew up a military brat. He achieved his B.A. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles (graduating in the top 97% of his class), where he also competed rings for the UCLA mens gymnastics team. The events of 9/11 woke him from his political slumber and malaise. Currently a personal trainer and gymnastics coach.
The wordsmith has never been to Nantucket.
Since the beginning of time Don has been the cause of all the world’s problems!
Malarkey? Ask: Disney, LATimes, NYTimes, Viacom, or WPost!
Charlie Manson would be proud.
It took decades for the race war he tried to ignite thru his “Helter Skelter” murder rampage.
Donald Trump made statements about the Chinese Flu coming from China and it only took months before a race war was declared by the woke liberal media!
Every crime against Asians, even monetary-oriented crimes of opportunity, is called a race crime by this media.
Of course all this is hogwash, a media fairy tale of hogwash.
But, if you look at the leftist media-educational complex, you see that – up until this narrative began – Asians were lumped in as whites.
In fact, Asians were discriminated against in college admissions under color of being part of the white quota!
Narratives (fairy tales) like this one dumb down America almost as much as our public schools’ new grading, by not grading system. American Asians and many American whites might still excel learning, but, because we no longer make that clear we are heading for a huge fall. Imagine not being able to discriminate against an incompetent when hiring a PILOT, or a SURGEON, or an BRIDGE DESIGNER! Imagine all applicants seeming to be A students, because “grades are racist!”
It might require sneaky hiring practices, like asking to see the photo of a college graduation now that colleges are separately graduating by race.
If you’re not in the white or Asian graduating group, forget it! You’re not going to get that job that requires you to actually understand math, physics, chemistry, bearing loads, wiring diagrams, etc.
In the meantime, hate has nothing to do with following a old person from an ATM so you can bash her and rob her.
“Critical Race Theory”, like all collectivist guilt crusades, only ends in genocide.
See: Nazi Germany the Jews, The Soviet Union and the Kulaks, etc.
The strange thing here is that it’s white people manufacturing a collation of…well, every other race that isn’t white…to kill all the white people.
Is this some kind of hysterical white race suicide?
Very interesting, and horrifying, stuff.
Looking at the demographics of the post WWII era til now, it is apparent 1st world people are committing demographic suicide.
Even the Japanese, as a 1st world country, is doing so.
But it is the whites in Europe and North America who have factionated into those dying out, those having lots of children as well as a huge bump of suicidal enablers.
These enablers are willing to enforce white hatred, white guilt, white suppression and, perhaps even white murder, as long as they, themselves are exempt.
Problem is, for them, not all minorities “get the memo” that they are part of the solution.
“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.” Sir Winston Churchill.
But, eat him it surely will.
It’s a dumb plan for commie world domination.
If any white puppet masters plan to be the rulers they will have to live on floating fortresses.
My fear is that has already been arranged…
Wait… what? EUROPE? When was Trump President of Europe?
Oh… by the way. The virus was created in China by Chinese and released from China by Chinese. They did it. You can’t get around that fact. In no way does that excuse suddenly pinpointing some elderly Vietnamese lady and clocking her behind the head, and that is actually NOT the driving force behind violence against Asians.
Hatred of Asians is not driven by their race; it’s driven by their work ethic. Ever since they have been coming to this country, they have worked hard to exploit the American Dream, which is what it is there for. Asians, by and large, work their asses off to create a productive life for themselves and to send their kids to college (back before they were communist production plants) to attain a better life. Colleges have even had to restrain admissions of Asians because they, through their efforts, grab a greater proportion of the success.
It’s the same reason Jews are hated by some; they are wildly successful at making money and excelling at business. So, it was assumed they were somehow nasty and had to be excluded, curtailed, restrained and, failing that, exterminated.
Those who don’t want to sacrifice and work hard to make a life hold those who do and succeed at it in envy. The response is not usually “well, I just need to try harder” but “I need to steal what they have; they don’t deserve it and I do because everyone tells me I’m a victim.”
Those driving that narrative are the same that make everything out to be racially motivated. Exploitation.
do the homework, the gay muslin terrorist obama-shit reintroduced re-segregation at the end of his first woke term in office. the libs have always hated Asians, Jews, European, and Russians. maybe pedophile joe needs to have a conversation with Putin.. recall that politicians are saprophytic creatures with SFB’s.
America has become a third world country..the pedophile and whore will place the final nails in the coffin. all these slimy, grotesque, brain dead, snow flake protestors are clueless of history. America is burning.
@Deplorable Me: #6
Don’t forget, in Europe Muslims are “Asians”.
Here’s another one:
It’s unclear to me that both men were Asian as another article linked below says
Jorge Devis-Milton, 32, is the suspect. Hmm….wonder what his ethnicity is?
This news report says one of the victims was identified as Asian and police don’t have evidence this was a hate crime; yet you wouldn’t know it from a superficial reading.
The first article led me to this other attack that occurred the next day:
The suspect captured is John Lawrence:
Here’s what Lawrence looks like. No motive for racism was given. Yet because an assault crime was committed against an elderly man who happens to be Asian, it’s getting lumped in to keep painting a false narrative.
So according to this LA Times piece, the second victim was white:
STOP AAPI HATE NATIONAL REPORT:
Good one, Word