A San Francisco school board member refuses to resign after her old tweets resurfaced calling Asian Americans "house ni**ers" who "embrace white supremacist thinking" to get ahead.
School board Vice President Alison Collins is under fire for her 2016 tweets attacking Asian Americans. On Sunday, 19 school administrators called for Collins to resign, but she refused.
In a series of tweets from 2016, Collins asked her Twitter followers to send her examples of anti-Black racism or bullying by Asian students to combat anti-Black racism.
"I'm looking to combat anti-black racism in the Asian community at my daughters' mostly Asian Am school," she tweeted.
In a follow-up tweet she wrote, "Many Asian Ss and Ts I know won't engage in critical race convos unless they see how they are impacted by white supremacy."
In another tweet she noted that Asians "use white supremacist thinking to assimilate and 'get ahead'."
"Where are the vocal Asians speaking up against Trump? Don't Asian Americans know they are on his list as well?"
School officials called for Collins to resign her position. They said Collins' tweets "perpetuate gross and harmful stereotypes and leave no room for nuance or potential misunderstanding".
Multiple news media outlets referred to Collins's race as "Black" and they point to Collins as an example of anti-Asian racism in the Black community.
"The View" co-host Joy Behar doesn't believe sex addiction was the motive behind Robert Aaron Long's shooting spree in Atlanta
Long, 21, killed eight people at three massage parlors in the Atlanta-area on Tuesday. Six of the 8 victims were Asian women.
Following his capture on Tuesday night, police said Long's actions weren't motivated by race.
But Behar isn't buying the sex addiction excuse. "The View" played footage of White House press secretary Jen Psaki saying Trump's "damaging rhetoric" caused an increase in hate crimes against Asian people in the United States.
"We all remember Trump calling [coronavirus] the Asian virus, the Wuhan virus, we know that there are people in his corner who do whatever he tells them to do, or they get dog whistles from him and they go out and do things," Behar said.
Producers then played footage of Trump referring to the coronavirus by a variety of nicknames, including "China virus" and "Kung Flu."
Behar also criticized Cherokee Sheriff's Captain Jay Baker for saying Long had "a really bad day" on Tuesday.
"I mean, how stupid are these people at this point? How stupid are they? It’s pathetic what's going on," Behar said.
The Georgia sheriff's official who said Atlanta spa shooter Robert Aaron Long had "a bad day" previously shared an anti-Asian post on Facebook.
Long, 21, is charged with killing eight people - including six Asian women - during a shooting spree at three massage parlors in Atlanta and Cherokee County on Tuesday.
He was captured 3 1/2 hours later when a Georgia State Trooper performed a PIT maneuver on his Hyundai SUV and took him into custody in Crisp County, about 150 miles south of Atlanta.
Cherokee Sheriff's Captain Jay Baker held a press conference on Wednesday in Atlanta, where he stated it was too early to determine if Long's actions were motivated by race.
Baker angered many nationwide when he said Long had "a really bad day" on Tuesday.
Some reporters believed Baker sounded sympathetic toward the shooter. So they did a little digging into his background and uncovered a Facebook post that took a dig at China where many believe the coronavirus escaped from a lab in Wuhan.
The post shows images of t-shirts and a t-shirt shop. The black t-shirts are printed with biomedical hazard signs and the words "Covid-19 IMPORTED VIRUS FROM CHY-NA."
Capt. Baker captioned the post: "Love my shirt [username redacted]! Get yours while they last..."
Baker did not respond to Buzzfeed News's request for a comment.
Crimes against Asians have risen 160% in America since the coronavirus reached America's shores in February 2020.
Liberals blame former President Donald Trump for insisting on referring to the coronavirus as "Wuhan virus," "China virus," and "Kung Flu.”
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Earlier, it was reported that embattled "The Talk" co-host Sharon Osbourne was officially canceled.
Now more details have emerged about Osbourne's apparent bigotry.
According to actress Leah Rimini, Osbourne called former colleague Julie Chen "slanty eyes" and lesbian actress Sara Gilbert a "pu--y licker."
Remini told journalist Yashar Ali that Osbourne flew into a rage when she believed Chen was trying to take center stage on the show.
Remini recalled an outburst by Osbourne during the morning show's first season.
"I mean, who the f–k does slanty eyes think she is? She shouldn't be pillow-talking with our boss," Osbourne allegedly said — referring to Chen and her husband, Les Moonves, who was the head of CBS at the time.
Osbourne allegedly called out Gilbert for not doing anything about Chen. "Why won't the pu**y licker do anything about the wonton?" and "Why won't the fish-eater be part of this discussion? She's the f**king executive producer."
Osbourne's publicist, Howard Bragman, told Ali in a statement, "The only thing worse than a disgruntled former employee is a disgruntled former talk show host."
He said Osbourne was "kind, collegial and friendly with her hosts... inviting them to her home in the UK and other gestures of kindness too many to name."
He added: "She will survive this, as she always has and her heart will remain open and good, because she refuses to let others take her down."
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Police in Queens, New York are investigating a possible hate crime against Asians after a man spat on an Asian woman carrying a baby.
The incident occurred on Tuesday in the vicinity of 186th Street and Peck Avenue in Fresh Meadows around 10:30 a.m.
The 25-year-old victim told police the male suspect spit on her three times before calling her a "Chinese virus."
She reported the incident to the New York Police Department three hours later. The NYPD Asian Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.
Police are asking the public to help identify the man who is described as a male in his 30s, about 200 pounds, and 5 feet, 5 inches tall.
In another incident, Nancy Toh, an 83-year-old Asian woman in Westchester County, was spit on and punched in the nose by an unidentified male.
Culturally, Asians are taught not to speak up when they are assaulted.
Police arrested 40-year-old Glenmore Nemherd and charged him with felony assault for injury to a person over 65. The suspect is homeless with a long violent history, according to Yahoo News.
Crimes against Asians are on the rise in America due to the Covid-19 coronavirus originating in a laboratory in Wuhan, China.
Dr. Anthony Fauci reportedly approved a $3.4 million grant to the same Wuhan lab in 2014.
In 2020, Fauci said there is "No scientific evidence the coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab."
Fauci, who has a financial interest in Moderna vaccines, is director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to the president.
A law professor was fired from Georgetown University after she said Black students always performed at the bottom of her class every semester.
Professor Sandra Sellers made the statement during a Zoom meeting with a colleague on Feb. 21.
The colleague, Professor David Batson, was placed on administrative leave on Thursday for not correcting Sellers.
Dean Bill Treanor announced on Thursday that Sellers, 62, was let go after viewing the video that showed Sellers complaining about a Black law student.
"You know what? I hate to say this," she told Batson. "I end up having this angst every semester, that a lot of my lower ones are blacks."
She continued: "It happens almost every semester, and it's like, oh, come on. You know, we get some really good ones but there also usually some of them that are just plain at the bottom," Sellers said.
The Black Law Students Association said the student was the only Black person in the class this semester.
The prestigious law school was attended by former first daughter Tiffany Trump.
A Connecticut sports reporter was fired after calling Senator Tim Scott a racial slur in a now-deleted tweet.
Former News 12 sports reporter Fred Gerteiny was swiftly terminated when he referred to Scott as an "Uncle Tom" in a tweet that was captured by The Hill.
The Hill tweeted a link to their story about President Donald Trump saying, "stand back and stand by," in reference to a question from Biden about right-wing activist group, Proud Boys.
Scott said he thought the president "misspoke," and he called on the president to clarify the statement.
Gerteiny responded by tweeting, "Thanks Uncle Tom."
Among the angry responders was David Dudenhoefer, who is running to replace Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib in the House of Representatives.
"Wow! Screenshots are forever @FredGerteiny! This is a disgrace," Dudenhoefer wrote. "You owe @SenatorTimScott an immediate apology!"
News 12 Network issued a statement following the public backlash.
"After reviewing the incident, the network released sports reporter, Fred Gerteiny, as a result of a racially insensitive comment. News 12 Networks has a zero-tolerance policy for racism or improper conduct based on race, and prides itself on being an objective and unbiased multi-platform news company."
When asked if he apologized, Gerteiny tweeted that he "wrote an email to Senator Scott."
President Barack Obama showed his bigoted side in never-before-seen video released by a conservative blog on Tuesday.
In the nearly 20-minute video narrated by Obama's sister Auma, Obama speaks with disdain about his first trip to Kenya as a man in his 20s.
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Three Muslims students were shot and killed by a lone gunman during a dispute over a parking spot at the residential complex of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill on Tuesday.
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Two top Pennsylvania School District administrators have resigned their positions after their racist texts messages were exposed.
Superintendent Richard Como and Coatesville High School athletic director Jim Donato resigned Aug. 29, citing "personal reasons" after a school board internal investigation revealed the "highly offensive" text messages were discovered on their school issued cell phones.
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