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My thoughts on the anti-Asian attacks

Uploaded: Mar 19, 2021
Attacks against Asians in California, in 2021 alone:

On January 28, 2021, an elderly Thai-American man, Vicha Ratanapakdee, was assaulted in San Francisco, later dying from his injuries. Two were arrested in connection with the incident, with one of them being charged with murder.

On January 31, 2021, an elderly man was attacked in Chinatown, Oakland, in an incident that is widely believed to be motivated by racism. A suspect has been arrested and charged in relation to the incident.

In February 2021, racist graffiti was found near a Chinese American school in San Francisco.

An Asian woman walking in Brentwood was racially harassed by a man. The man was later fired from his job as a real estate agent.

On Chinese New Year, an Asian-owned preschool in Alhambra was found vandalized with feces and an insulting message.

On February 15, 2021, an elderly Filipino woman was attacked on a San Diego trolley.

In Ladera Ranch, several teenagers had harassed an Asian-American family by repeatedly pounding on their front door at night then running away, leaving a pornographic print in front of their home, yelling racial slurs, and throwing rocks at the home.

In February 2021, a Korean-American Air Force veteran was attacked in Koreatown, Los Angeles. The veteran says he was called "Chinese virus" and "Ching chong".

On February 22, 2021, a man walked into a Chinese-American butcher shop in Sacramento and left a box containing a dead cat in the parking lot.

On February 23, 2021, a man from Berkeley was arrested for making threats to kill Asians on social media.

On February 27, 2021, a Japanese Buddhist temple in Los Angeles was vandalized, with property set on fire. This follows past security breaches and assaults on security personnel in the past two weeks.

On March 7, 2021, an Asian-American Uber driver in San Francisco was assaulted by his passengers after he asked them to wear masks. The passengers made statements appearing to make fun of the driver's race. The passengers were later banned from Uber and Lyft.

On March 8, 2021, a woman was arraigned for spitting on an Asian-American stranger having lunch in Santa Clara County.

On March 9, 2021, a 75-year-old man was assaulted in Oakland and later died from his injuries. A man was arrested, who police say had a history of targeting elderly Asian-Americans.

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And most recently in Georgia:

On March 16, 2021, a man carried out a mass shooting at 3 Asian massage parlors, leaving 8 dead—6 of whom are Asian women.

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Look at it. Look at it and tell me that racism against Asian Americans, xenophobia against Chinese people, only exists within my mind.

It seems like almost every day this year, I’ve grieved for those the Asian community has lost due to ignorant people with racist ideals. I am tired of fearing for our safety when my family leaves the house, even knowing that Palo Alto is a better community than most. In 2021 alone (a little more than 3 months worth of time), there have been too many attacks against Asian Americans in the Bay Area and California, and I wonder when I will be able to let out a small breath of relief. But I see no respite in sight.

Too often, people view discrimination against Asians as new, as something that only appears in issues like the bamboo ceiling or affirmative action. It is not new. Asians have been in America in large numbers since the Gold Rush era in the 1850’s, and one of the only immigration bans on the basis of nationality was the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Portrayed as the “yellow peril” and refused employment by American business owners, Asian citizens were forced into ethnic enclaves, and the only jobs they had access to consisted of railroad building or managing laundromats. We are not foreign to America or its racism, and it’s time people start recognizing that racism against Asians in this country runs painfully deep.

In light of recent events, I am scared, angry, and disappointed. I’m scared to take walks in my neighborhood, to embrace my culture, to eat Chinese food in fear of being ridiculed. I’m angry because when I attempted to speak about this issue almost a year ago, people acted as if I had imagined the racism against Asians, as if I was complaining about an issue that didn’t exist. And I am disappointed in the way people have responded to such news, the way people still assert that Asian Americans don’t experience racism. I find myself disappointed over and over again.

Perhaps you may think that I dislike America, for pointing out places in our history where we have not been so great. But you can love a country while admitting its faults. You can love a country by wanting it to be better. And I want America and its people to be better, to stop letting hatred guide its actions. I’m done being silent, and I'm done listening to people who play devil's advocate for murderers.
Democracy.
What is it worth to you?

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Posted by Jennifer, a resident of another community,
on Mar 19, 2021 at 8:17 pm

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With all due respect, why are you pointing out the race of a "white man" but leaving out the race when African Americans commit hate crimes against Asians? [Portion removed.] ANY race can be racist. And why aren't crimes against whites committed by people of another race a "hate" crime? What's good for the goose is good for the gander.


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Posted by Jessica Zang, a Palo Alto Online blogger,
on Mar 19, 2021 at 8:35 pm

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@Jennifer

With all due respect, is that really the only thought you had coming away from this blog? I understand what you said and I agree with the majority of the points (attacks against white people can be considered hate crimes in certain situations, for your information). However, your lack of compassion here is disappointing.

Thanks for reading.


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Posted by Jennifer, a resident of another community,
on Mar 19, 2021 at 9:42 pm

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Jessica -- No, it's not the only thought I had after reading your blog. It's the thought I pointed out to you. Most of these crimes against Asians AREN'T committed by white people, yet you only chose to point out the race if the suspect is white. The crime against the Uber driver I believe were committed by black women from the Baypoint. Why wasn't their race mentioned? Or the race of all the other crimes you listed above against Asians? By only listing race if the suspect is white is disappointing to me. It comes across as racist towards whites, and I hope I'm wrong. Thanks for writing.


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Posted by Jessica Zang, a Palo Alto Online blogger,
on Mar 19, 2021 at 9:58 pm

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@Jennifer

I've taken the "white" out, since it seems like that's your main qualm. In all honesty, though, these are semantics, while Asian people are being killed, harassed and spat on in the streets. Hope that this change allows you to see the point behind this article.


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Posted by 20+yrinPA+6thgenABC, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 12:05 am

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Thank you for writing about the racial intolerance occurring too often in every community. The sad fact is that most racial acts of aggression and hate speech go unreported. However last year when we did report an incident in which my family members had been cursed and spat toward while walking in our Palo Alto neighborhood...(just like the a racist attack you listed in your article which resulted in an arrest)....... the Palo Alto police told us that they cannot do anything.


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Posted by The Real Slim K, a resident of Old Palo Alto,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 7:55 am

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It has been my experience that white people have very fragile feelings, it comes from the entitlement of privilege for hundreds of years. Who really believes that white people are being cheated in the US, they just can't get a break? Cry me a river...


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Posted by Robert Tinsley, a resident of Stanford,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 8:20 am

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>>>Whenever I see it on the news in the Bay Area, it's a black man committing a hate crime against Asians - not whites. >>>Most of these crimes against Asians AREN'T committed by white people, @Jennifer of another community... The majority of the recently recorded coronavirus-related hate crimes against Asians have been committed by WHITE people. These violent white people are generally of low education, reactionary Trump supporters, white supremacists, bigoted Christian conservatives and if capable of even reading or voting, most are primarily registered white Republicans from red states....what Hillary Clinton referred to in 2016 as 'the deplorables'. @Jennifer/journalist I would not have acquiesced to Jennifer's /another community feigned outrage. As a journalist, you must write and stick with what you believe. To retract one word because of some disgruntled reader is a journalistic compromise on your part. That said, had you provided evidence (i.e. a significant percentage) that the MAJORITY of these recent hate crimes against Asians are committed by whites, you could have buried Jennifer/from another community and sent her packing. White conservative Republicans are in denial of both reality and truth because they are afraid of losing control of the country to those they either despise or fear. Some call it patriotism while more enlightened individuals view it as pervasive racism. And both Mitch McConnell and Trump supporter types symbolize this perverse sense of racism running rampant throughout the country. Just a bunch of angry old white men (including some women supporters as well). In terms of crimes committed by race (excluding hate crimes against Asians) here are the most recent crime statistics. As you will note, most crimes are committed by whites, blacks and Hispanics. Web Link


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Posted by Jennifer, a resident of another community,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 8:45 am

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Your web link (most recent crime statistics) proves my point. "Asians were the only group more likely to be attacked by someone of a different race: about 70 percent of their attackers were not Asians, with blacks the most frequent aggressors." And yes -- most hate crimes against Asians AREN'T committed by white people. Your own web link supports that most crimes against Asians are committed by blacks. Sometimes it helps to read your own link.


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Posted by Bystander, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 8:53 am

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I think this is very awful when one group of local people are made to feel that they cannot go out in public. I am sorry for Jessica and others who are living in that type of fear. We are living in a time when people are fearful, fearful of physical attacks, fearful of being offended, fearful of giving offense, fearful of Covid, and many other things. Unfortunately, the last year has changed society and in many ways I doubt if we will return to the ways of pre-Covid. But we must venture out and we must be valiant in our efforts to live our lives. I am so sorry Jessica for your fears. I hope you and your family keep safe. I hope that society changes. I hope that we start treating each other with respect. I hope that the hidden agendas that have come to the surface after a year of Covid restrictions will disappear as life returns from a hibernation forced on us by the pandemic. To all my Asian friends and neighbors, the majority of us wish you well.


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Posted by Robert Tinsley, a resident of Stanford,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 9:00 am

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@Jennifer/resident of another community Of note and as per my paragraph introducing the national crime statistics... "In terms of crimes committed by race (excluding hate crimes against Asians) here are the most recent crime statistics." The statistics are what they are...statistics. And unfortunately they can also be used (aka misused) to promote a white Republican racist perspective by not taking the complete descriptions of the crimes into consideration or reference. The angry old white man Republicans along with some pious deep south Conservative Christians tend to endorse various tunnel visions to primate their hateful and racist agendas. And they are reflective of the people who elect them or attend their 'houses of worship'.


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Posted by Robert Tinsley, a resident of Stanford,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 9:03 am

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stupid auto-correct... to primate > TO PROMOTE


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Posted by Jennifer, a resident of another community,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 9:14 am

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I'm not a "white Republican" and if you google hate crimes against Asians, you will see that most hate crimes against Asians were committed by blacks. Japan Today had an interesting article saying that hate crimes against Asians were mostly committed by other minorities, especially blacks. Another article listed 34 hate crimes against Asians in the last year since the pandemic. Out of the 34 listed, 20 were committed by blacks, 4 committed by whites, and the rest were Hispanic or "unknown." When writing an article about anti-Asian hate crimes and only listing the race of the suspects if the suspect is white is irresponsible. This journalist is a teenager, but she writes in a responsible manner - and she chose to remove a word. It's her call -- not yours.


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Posted by LeeAnne Wong, a resident of Downtown North,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 9:49 am

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#Jennifer/from somewhere outside of PA Inner city attacks by African Americans towards Asians do tend to run higher but outside of population density parameters (i.e certain proximities to black ghettos and projects), whites (as in ignorant white trash) tend to be more verbally and now physically abusive towards Asians due to the coronavirus 'blame game' initiated by various white Republican Party mindsets and fringe lunatic groups (including hypocritical white fundamentalist churches expounding their warped versions of Christianity). As for journalistic editing, yes it is the writer's choice to change certain adjectives and since you are now satisfied absolving racist white people for pertuating hate crimes against others, so be it. [Portion removed.]


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Posted by Squidsie, a resident of another community,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 9:58 am

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As you can see from the comments here, the crimes against Asians have been politically "weaponized" to promote an narrative depicting the attackers as hateful white people wearing MAGA hats, even those the hard statistics do not support that narrative. The reality is less comfortable to the usual race baiters. Like all of us, Asians deserve to live in safety and without harassment. Violence against anyone should be condemned, no matter who is doing it.


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Posted by Jennifer, a resident of another community,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 10:36 am

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Posted by Jeffrey Chang, a resident of another community,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 10:57 am

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Posted by Greg Collins, a resident of another community,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 12:47 pm

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"...since you are now satisfied absolving racist white people for pertuating hate crimes against others, so be it." "A certain WW2 leader would have been proud.' ^ a "certain" contributor who enforces journalistic revisions probably concurs. meanwhile it's back to church in the name of various white people who prefer to blame all social & economic inequities on the non-white victims.


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Posted by Pi Tsei, a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 1:42 pm

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Posted by emory carlson, a resident of another community,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 3:57 pm

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horrendous attacks are being taken out on Asian citizens by a number of white racists but meanwhile one poster wants to ensure that African-Americans also receive their rightful credit/due in perpetrating these crimes. So in lieu of actually addressing the issue, we just point fingers and say, "it's not just us doing it?"


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Posted by Jennifer, a resident of another community,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 5:10 pm

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When I googled "hate crimes" in 2018-2019 with the exception of gays (over 900), there were more "hate" crimes (over 700) committed against white people than any other group. I don't ever remember the media reporting "hate" crimes against whites in any year. I'm just pointing out the DOUBLE STANDARD, and double standards are wrong. Including the double standard racist comments made by Asians above. If derogatory comments were made towards other races, the comments would be deleted.


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Posted by Citizen , a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 5:11 pm

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@Jessica, Thank you for your post. Have you seen the documentary The Chinese Exclusion Act on PBS (you can screen for free)? I find it's a really good one to help people begin to understand racism against Asian Americans in this country. I also recommend a play called Yellow Face which the Bus Barn did awhile back. I really related to it, it's hard to describe but it's kind of a history of AA civil rights through recent decades. I was surprised to realize that my spouse and child saw it very differently (both white) and that they had not context from their own lives when viewing it. I am older than you -- I wonder if you might have friends to do an experiment (including white ones) -- watch the Chinese Exclusion Act and Yellowface (if you can find it) online and compare notes. KQED Forum has had some programs in recent weeks in which they talk about how black and Asian Americans can help each other and the history of helping each other. The coverage of the recent shootings in Atlanta really disturbed me, because how they prioritized the perpetrator's explanation and used language (parlor rather than spa, for example) that insinuated that the victims were engaged in the sex trade or illegitimate business, which was not true, but you might not even know that even from the coverage now. Regardless of who the victims are, violence is not okay, but the language used and the way the Sheriff spoke in the media seemed really geared to hurting any sympathy for the victims by basically othering/libeling them and playing into false racist tropes, and thus trying to create sympathy for the perpetrator. "Trying" is the wrong word, really--this is where the racism comes in, people aren't necessarily being purposeful, that's the damage of racism, the Sheriff probably had no idea how he was dehumanizing the victims and victimizing them again with his language and how he was prejudicing public opinion in a racist way (whether he intended or not).


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Posted by R. Cavendish, a resident of another community,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 6:46 pm

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quote: "I'm just pointing out the DOUBLE STANDARD, and double standards are wrong. " When it comes to a 'double standard', the only thing 'double' is the number of assaults that white people commit against others (including people of their own race). According to FBI statistics, white people have 2-1 edge over Hispanics and Blacks when it comes to perpetuating crimes against others (including assault and hate-related crimes). Web Link The naysayers will probably say this is because there are more white folks living in America. On the other hand, the number of white criminals is nothing to be proud of. So much for setting a positive example.


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Posted by James De LaTorre, a resident of Midtown,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 7:09 pm

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@Jennifer/from another community Deferring hate crimes to other ethnicities merely for the sake of getting white people off the hook for their bad behavior is very unbecoming and indicative of a racist embracement. No different than that of any half-cocked conspiracy theorist (QAnon), a deplorable white supremacist mentality, hypocritical and self-righteous bible-banger (fundamentalist conservative Christians), blind-eyed conventional Republican voter or semi-literate MAGA supporter. To be any or all of the above is to be anti-humanity and without a purposeful life on Earth...except to hate and blame others.


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Posted by Curt Blevins, a resident of another community,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 7:31 pm

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> "No different than that of any half-cocked conspiracy theorist (QAnon), a deplorable white supremacist mentality, hypocritical and self-righteous bible-banger (fundamentalist conservative Christians), blind-eyed conventional Republican voter or semi-literate MAGA supporter." "To be any or all of the above is to be anti-humanity and without a purposeful life on Earth...except to hate and blame others." No you have it all wrong. These individuals (99% white) are patriots who truly love their country and conditional God...to the point of wearing painted faces and buffalo horns in a noble and mass effort to overthrow the government. And if you buy into that one I've also got some prime beach front property in Alviso to sell. And chances are, they have no problem blaming Asians for their pathetic lives.


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Posted by Dave Prentiss, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis,
on Mar 20, 2021 at 9:20 pm

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"I'm just pointing out the DOUBLE STANDARD, and double standards are wrong." curious...and speaking of double standards, do white supremacists and bigots who despise the Asian presence order Chinese take-out? if so, it's not like they're going to walk into an Asian restaurant and avoid crossing paths with other Asians either dining or preparing the food. and the same goes for Thai, Vietnamese, Korean restaurants and sushi bars. or do they just eat hot dogs?


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Posted by PA family, a resident of Evergreen Park,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 6:15 am

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Thank you, Jessica, for bravely writing about a very difficult subject. We very rarely hear from the teens in our community, and I would love to see more of your peers blog (although many do write for their school publications). Thank you for sharing your feelings and for bringing attention to all of these horrible incidents. I do hope you and your family stay safe. All the best to you.


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Posted by John, a resident of Adobe-Meadow,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 7:07 am

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This narrative is so tiresome, from Cavendish wanting to use data, but not population ratios to the inevitable Hitler comparisons (don't you folks have ANY historical perspective outside of the Nazis?), to the author's decision to ignore uncomfortable (for her) realities. When Seung-Hui Cho killed 33 mostly white students at VA Tech, it wasn't racism. When Chai Soua Vang killed six whites in Wisconsin, it wasn't racism. When Elbert Britton and Teaunte Baily killed an elderly asian man, it wasn't racism. Over a decade of "Polar Bear Hunting" and the "knockout game" aren't racism either. Most of you easily go wherever the media leads you, never questioning why certain edits are made, why they try to stoke anger... but only a very particular anger.


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Posted by michael timkins, a resident of another community,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 7:47 am

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"do white supremacists and bigots who despise the Asian presence order Chinese take-out?" "or do they just eat hot dogs?" I vaguely recall an internet posting on this topic last year. It might have been a Reddit discussion or an article on declining patronage at Asian restaurants in 2020 due to the coronavirus. It was noted that white supremacists tend not to frequent Asian restaurants preferring instead to eat the aforementioned hot dogs, fast food hamburgers and baloney sandwiches (on white bread with lots of mayo). This would indicate that few are epicurean and most lack an imagination when it comes to dining, in other words...very simple taste buds. Of note...for those who have ever spent a layover at Elmwood county jail, baloney and/or American cheese sandwiches served with a mayo packet are standard breakfast and lunch offerings..except that the bread is whole wheat & baked daily by inmates serving in the kitchen facilities. Lastly...if being in county jail is a microcosm of the real world, then there is a sense of separatism everywhere. Various ethnicities tend to stick together (both socially and for protection as a group). There are the two Norteno and Sureno Hispanic groups, the Asians (mostly Vietnamese), the white supremacists, and the African Americans. And it is advisable not to create or be involved in a dispute among the different sub-groups. In retrospect, maybe a segregated (by choice) world would ease many of our social problems related to racism and bigotry as avoidance of one another may be the answer.


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Posted by Lee Tran, a resident of another community,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 8:57 am

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~ When Seung-Hui Cho killed mostly 33 white students at VA Tech, it wasn't racism. When Chai Soua Vang killed six whites in Wisconsin, wasn't racism. When Elbert Britton and Teaunte Baily killed an elderly asian man, it wasn't racism. Seung-Hui Cho > mental illness Chai Soua Vang > mental illness Elbert Britton and Teaunte Baily > robbery motive So we can safely establish that ALL white supremacists and bigots are mentally ill for blaming and assaulting Asians over the coronavirus. And based on that premise, ALL white supremacists and bigots should be placed in mental sanitariums where they can receive proper treatment...just like Chai Soua Vang and Seung-Hui Cho. These measure would ease the current racial tensions.


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Posted by Alfred Berry, a resident of East Palo Alto,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 9:11 am

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#ALL white supremacists and bigots should be placed in mental sanitariums where they can receive proper treatment. If we did that, there wouldn't be anymore devoted "white patriots" to declare their undying love for America and everything that it apparently stands for in their all-inclusive minds. Maybe eating too much baloney and mayo on Wonderbread has a residual impact.


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Posted by John, a resident of Adobe-Meadow,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 9:22 am

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Lee, looking up logical fallacy will help you craft better arguments in the future. "If this, then ALL" is middle school debate worthy. Since you've brought up mental illness however, the murderer claims his sex addiction was "torturing" him and multiple sources confirm he spent time in a rehab facility for his illness. He further states his motive was directly related to his mental illness. Why do you grant only certain races the mental illness cop-out, but not others? That's quite revealing. I recall Maj. Nidal Hasan killing people while shouting "Alahu Akbar!" He was of course mentally ill too... no other possible motive. At least none we wanted to acknowledge.


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Posted by Phil Becton, a resident of Atherton,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 9:57 am

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@...white supremacists tend not to frequent Asian restaurants preferring instead to eat the aforementioned hot dogs, fast food hamburgers and baloney sandwiches (on white bread with lots of mayo). @ This would indicate that few are epicurean and most lack an imagination when it comes to dining, @ Maybe eating too much baloney and mayo on Wonderbread has a residual impact. A residual impact on their mentality? Given these alleged food prefences, I would imagine that the lesser-educated white supremacists (if there even is such a thing) also consider Valveeta a gourmet cheese. Non-selective in-breeding is another possible consideration/factor. I suspect these are the kind of folks that Ms. Wong may have been referencing. We (other white folks) are not all like that!


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Posted by Leroy Jenkins, a resident of East Palo Alto,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 10:20 am

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The white people accusing the black community for these recent attacks on Asians are apparently not paying attention to the current news or they are simply in denial of who they (as in themselves) actually are. Not all white people are pure racists but many are blind to the effects and impacts discrimination, no matter how slight. I am from Alabama and have been called every name in the book by a certain white element but as my mama told me as a child, "They may call you a *** but there is nothing lower than white trash and be grateful and proud that you ain't one of them." And unfortunately these same type of people are verbally and physically assaulting Asians without even knowing their actual Asian ethnicities or countries of origin. Now if that ain't ignorant or what?


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Posted by Vinob Chelliah, a resident of Los Altos Hills,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 10:51 am

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I am East Indian and while I have never been mistaken for an Asian from Japan, China, Korea or Viet Nam, I have been mistaken for being African American (by ignorant white people) based on my skin color. My great-grandparents were from India and lived under the white racist rule of Great Britain for decades. It was no picnic and later independence altered the landscape though there are still a myriad of problems, both social and militarily. Like in America with its white trash population, in India there is the lowest of castes that also shares the same ethnicity as many East Indians. Except they do not partake in the same hostile activities that their American counterparts seem to relish doing and that is to terrorize other Asian peoples. Only when America raises its lowest caste of white people to a respectable level will things begin to improve. They are a blight on the American cultural and social landscape and in many ways, responsible for the social and political turmoil in the United States as many of the recent DC protesters were from white trash backgrounds. The wealthier and higher educated white Americans need to help these deplorables improve their lives or the problems (including unwarranted attacks on Asians) will persist.


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Posted by Jennifer, a resident of another community,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 12:14 pm

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Michelle Malkin (ASIAN COLUMNIST) "Dear Woke Asians: Stop Blaming Whitey" "Psst. Can I have your attention, please? I'm going to share a little secret that liberal "people of color" and their public relations don't want you to know. The recent crime wave against Asians in America's big cities is not the fault of Donald Trump, MAGA activists, conservative talk radio, or white people. It's the fault of the perpetrators, and the perpetrators alone -- most of whom happen to be thugs "of color." She goes in to list crimes against Asians during the pandemic in Vallejo, CA, Oakland, CA, San Francisco, CA, New York City, etc. that were all committed by black men. The crimes in New York were all on video. She goes on to blast left wing media. It's woke left wingers who are in denial, and blaming everything on white people. I am paying attention to the current news, and I'm well aware the the LEFT WING MEDIA will always focus os what their narrative - blaming the white man.


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Posted by Ramon Alarcon, a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 12:16 pm

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Great thread and topical. To the poster complaining about white assailants being singled out...AP did the same with its reportage of the crime and Jessica...you were simply running with facts as there is no need to include other irrelevant crimes or exclude 'white' just to pacify some reader who simply wants to diffuse the issue. Good journalism but never acquiesce to the whiners. One thing is for certain given the responses. There is a common enemy as cited by respondents of all ethnicities and it is the 'white trash' mentality and corresponding population. It appears that Blacks, Asians, Hispanics and even the more educated/affluent disavoying white people have absolutely no use for these dregs of American society as a whole. So perhaps the pervasive table of contempt in America can now be channeled against those more deserving (i.e. the under-educated, roadkill-eating, poverty-stricken, chronic welfare recipient, inbreeding, racist, and insurrectionist white people) responsible for the majority of these hate crimes against ALL people of color. Ironically this could become a crucial part of the eventual healing process in America.


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Posted by Lucie Chan, a resident of Menlo Park,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 12:34 pm

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@Jennifer/of another community Good move. You just showed your TRUE 'colors' along with anyone else who concurs with your 'insights'. source: wikipedia: "Around 2019, Malkin began to publicly support members of the extreme right, including Nick Fuentes. Malkin has faced criticism for her association with white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and Groypers, including Fuentes and Identity Evropa founder Patrick Casey. In November 2019, she was dropped by conservative organization Young America's Foundation (YAF) due to her support of antisemites and white nationalists."


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Posted by James Huang, a resident of Mountain View,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 12:46 pm

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Go easy on the Malkin enthusiast and proponent. After attending church today, this "resident of another community" is probably busy prepping possum stew and ironing sheets for another evening social.


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Posted by Jennifer, a resident of another community,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 12:53 pm

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I have no idea what Michelle Maikin's personal views are, nor do I read or trust Wikipedia. I do know anyone can type anything on Wikipedia. It's not credible. What IS credible is what you see on video. Videos don't lie. If you're caught on video committing a hate crime against someone, and your race is obvious -- it can't be disputed. Once again, the crimes in New York were all on video. And when arrests are made, the race of the suspect is documented. I'm sure the far left will say the videos were fraud, and the arrests were the result of a rogue cop(s), and they want the police de-funded.


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Posted by Orma Bernstein, a resident of Atherton,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 1:08 pm

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@ "I have no idea what Michelle Maikin's personal views are, nor do I read or trust Wikipedia. I do know anyone can type anything on Wikipedia. It's not credible." If you are unfamiliar with Ms. Malkin's personal views, then why cite or endorse them? I am personally offended by your using a Nazi endorsing, right-wing, white supremacist (who isn't even Asian) to promote your ever-weakening stance on this issue. And your excuse is akin to supporting the views of Adolf Hitler while claiming to be "unfamiliar" with his personal perspectives. So simply blame Wikipedia for not being a credible source. Seriously?


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Posted by Bystander, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 1:14 pm

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The amount of hatred on this thread is very worrying. Someone famous once said that we should be judged not by the color of our skin but the content of our character. The content of the character of many of the above commenters is worrying.


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Posted by khoshro, a resident of Los Altos,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 1:19 pm

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# I am personally offended by your using a Nazi endorsing, right-wing, white supremacist (who isn't even Asian) to promote your ever-weakening stance on this issue. I think you meant to write...(who isn't even WHITE). A self-hating Asian woman promoting Nazism and white supremacy is an enigma of sorts. And citing that individual as a source of credibility is incredulous (or perhaps even ludicrous). C'mon 'resident of another community'...you can do better than that! Or maybe not.


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Posted by Jennifer, a resident of another community,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 1:25 pm

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Why cite Ms. Malkin? Because when it comes to anti-Asian hate crimes, I agree with her. She's Filipino, and Filipino's ARE considered Asian. Michelle Kim (ASIAN COLUMNIST) "On Anti-Asian Crimes: Who Is Our Real Enemy?" "This wedge continues to be driven even deeper today, where, to my dismay, many of the recent attacks against Asian elders were perpetrated by black individuals, and the myriad intra-and inter-community reaction have once again exposed the historical and ongoing tension between the Asian and black communities." I don't know Ms. Kim's backround, nor have I ever heard of her until now. But I agree with her as well.


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Posted by R. Cavendish, a resident of another community,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 1:42 pm

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"The amount of hatred on this thread is very worrying." It is a hatred toward pervasive bigotry and 'white-washing' current accountability by citing right-wing Asian pseudo-journalists (with neo-Nazi mindsets) as experts on the topic. Quite noticeably, the contempt and anger is coming from various people of color...Asians, Blacks and Hispanics. And can you rightfully blame them?


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Posted by Jennifer, a resident of another community,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 2:27 pm

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"While there are some violent perpetrators who are white, conservative, or Trump supporters, FBI statistics suggest that most anti-Asian violence has come from black perpetrators. Refusing to look at the statistics represents a refusal to take seriously the lives and security of Asian Americans." FBI statistics don't lie either. Not all of us follow the left wing media narrative, and we do our own research. Statistics aren't white washing - they're FACTS. And the FBI knows what they're doing.


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Posted by Barbara Layne, a resident of Stanford,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 3:51 pm

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# "Statistics aren't white washing - they're FACTS. And the FBI knows what they're doing." @ the 'resident of another community' who cites neo-Nazi Asians as a source of evidence and now the FBI.... Of note and from the FBI hate crime statistics cited on the earlier URL.... Of the 6,406 known offenders: 52.5% were White? 23.9% were Black or African American 14.6% race unknown That's a 2-1 ratio regardless of whether the WHITES are taking it out on an Asian, Black, Jewish or Hispanic people. And chances are, they haven't let up due to various coronavirus-related 'proper spacing' mandates. Or because they were too busy eating baloney sandwiches or shooting squirrels. To use your words, "FBI statistics don't lie either." But white racists do.


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Posted by Lin Zhiang, a resident of Charleston Meadows,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 4:38 pm

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These are older 2018 FBI statistics (pre-coronavirus) cited by the Washington Examiner (a white conservative newspaper that few intelligent people read) but in any event... "As the Washington Examiner highlights, citing FBI statistics, whereas whites comprise 62% of the population, they committed 24% of crimes against Asians in 2018. In comparison, blacks, who comprise 13% of the population, committed 27.5% of all violent crimes against Asian Americans in 2018. So clearly, white people do not represent the biggest crime threat to Asian Americans." 24% (white) to 27.5% (black) attacks on Asians regardless of respective population numbers? Like they say in sports and politics, too close to call. So Jennifer from another world might have a partially valid point despite her blatant overtones of racism towards African Americans. That said...common sense dictates that Asians should stay clear of both white and black people...as Spock says, "live longer and prosper". Best not to trust anyone if white or black.


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Posted by Jennifer, a resident of another community,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 4:47 pm

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Barbara Lane -- The statistics that you're quoting are 2019 hate crime statistics for ALL HATE CRIMES. Race -- 57.6% Religion -- 20.1% Sexual Orientation -- 16.7% Gender Identity -- 2.7% Disability -- 2.0% Gender -- 0.9% The FBI stats that I'm referring to are recent ANTI-ASIAN hate crimes statistics, not all of the above. Anti-Asian hate crimes happens to be the topic on this thread. You don't know the difference between anti-Asian violence and what you're quoting? Do you really think gender identity or disability has anything to do with Asian hate crimes? Lastly, 2019 was prior to the pandemic. The anti-Asian hate crimes have spiked since the pandemic, and 2019 is irrelevant. If you still don't get it, all that matters (for this discussion) are hate crimes against Asians, and who is committing the crimes. That's what we're discussing here. With a white majority in the USA, of course all hate crimes (combined) will have a higher percentage of whites. Whites are still underrepresented (70% of society), and blacks (16% of society) are overrepresented.


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Posted by Rev. Beecham (ret.), a resident of Barron Park,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 4:56 pm

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The devil makes his presence known in many ways. Sometimes he twists facts and points fingers at other ethnicities to defer or absolve oneself (or one's group) of any responsibility or accountability. Other times he strives to create further animosities by spreading even more fear and hatred among mankind. And those who embrace any of the above practices are carrying on his work.


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Posted by John, a resident of Adobe-Meadow,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 6:53 pm

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Holy smokes Rev. “The devil out here tryin to trick us with his fancy videos and evil data!! We reject that! We know it's whitey! It's always whitey!!!" This entire thread is a cartoonish mishmash of virtue signalers and self hating rich people rejecting everything but their “feelings."


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Posted by Hiroshi Matsui, a resident of another community,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 7:58 pm

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Perhaps these social conflicts could have been avoided had the United States focused on being a homogenous society like Japan where immigration and inter-racial marriages are heavily frowned upon. Instead the United States embraced slavery from Africa and cheap labor from China, Japan, the Philippines and Mexico, creating a population of non-white inhabitants that the majority white population continually looks down upon as sub-standard people of color. Political amnesty and humanitarian-based immigration also contributed to the influx of various newcomers from other cultures and countries as well. The difference today is that many extremely wealthy Chinese Mandarins are now resituating to California and this phenomena is very disturbing to many established residents who are paying 30 year mortgages while the Chinese can easily pay CASH for the residential properties they desire. Add the coronavirus pandemic and an easy excuse for hate crimes emerges regardless of who is carrying it out. White Americans must realize that in time they will become the minority race with less power over national and regional electoral decisions. The white supremacists cannot handle or accept this eventuality and are acting out of frustration. The January 6th insurrection in Washington DC confirms this overall mentality as the majority of the rioters were white QAnon fanatics, disgruntled Trump supporters and other malcontents. America is gradually slipping away from the status quo and its history is being dispelled or renounced with new realities of the truth and various sensitivities. Game over.


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Posted by jessie collins, a resident of Stanford,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 9:08 pm

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"White Americans must realize that in time they will become the minority race with less power over national and regional electoral decisions." According to Pew Research: About a quarter of voting members (23%) of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are racial or ethnic minorities, making the 117th Congress the most racially and ethnically diverse in history. ^ In 20 years ethnic diversity in Congress has grown from around 11% to nearly 24%. White conservatives are sweating bullets. With more African American + Hispanic + Asian representatives/senators calling the shots...a more blanced America! 2022 midterm goal = fewer residual Trumpsters and old school white Republicans. ^ Your presence is simply not needed.


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Posted by CalAveLocal, a resident of Evergreen Park,
on Mar 21, 2021 at 9:21 pm

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@Jessica - Thank you for your thoughts. Please keep writing and thinking about issues that surround you as a teenager living in our community. I am also incredibly sad that you feel unsafe. What happened last week was unacceptable and inexcusable, and soul crushing tragic. But I do want you to please remember that most in this community - and even in this country - would stand up for you if needed - just like you would stand up for them if needed. Diversity and inclusion is what makes this country what it is. @Jennifer - This is a blog entry a teenager wrote about her feelings on racial attacks on Asian people, which is a group she identifies with, in light of a vicious attack by a white man which resulted in 8 lives being lost. This is not a forum for you to air out your grievances as a white person who feels that white people are being unfairly treated. We all got it - you feel that white people are the real victims here. Please, just stop. Give Jessica space she needs to grieve and try to process the anti-Asian hate she sees.


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Posted by beatrice lawrence, a resident of Crescent Park,
on Mar 22, 2021 at 6:53 am

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@jennifer-from an alternate reality/neighborhood we get it (as per your unique perspective and citings of proof by neo-Nazi Asian pundits)... blacks = the bad people terrorizing Asians. whites = the good people representing all that is proper and righteous about America. Skin colors aside, you make mine crawl.


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Posted by Sid Ornstein, a resident of Stanford,
on Mar 22, 2021 at 8:51 am

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whites = the good people representing all that is proper and righteous about America > aka residual Trumpsters and old school white Republicans. ^ This is the general mentality of the white Republican base who are on a mission to save America from what it has become in their eyes...a multi-ethnic nation of diversity with an emerging non-white influence. They are frightened and many seek their salvation in conservative Christian CULTS that spew hatred instead of Christ's essential teachings. The white conservative base (depending on individual and inherent IQ levels) will seek other alternative remedies as well including QAnon conspiracies, various white supremacy groups, Trump re-election committees, and regional voter suppression movements. Asians, Blacks, and Hispanics tend not to follow this particular path as most are not welcome by this particular white consciousness and those who do adhere are in denial of who they are and relegated to being pawns of a pervasive ethnocentric white mentality. Jewish people also tend to distance themselves from the white Republican base...like why venture where you're not wanted either? The recent crimes against the Asian populace is being inspired by white denialists who are blaming Asians for all of the economic ills and closures currently being endured during the pandemic. No different than a fanatical Nazi mindset that permeated the 1930s in Germany. The more 'educated' and 'clever' white conservatives are simply encouraging the undereducated, baloney-eating rednecks to do the dirty work for them. A simple-minded strategy for simple-minded people.


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Posted by John, a resident of Adobe-Meadow,
on Mar 22, 2021 at 9:04 am

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on Mar 22, 2021 at 9:51 am

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on Mar 22, 2021 at 10:48 am

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Posted by Avery Washington, a resident of East Palo Alto,
on Mar 22, 2021 at 11:47 am

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We are all flawed individuals which is why Christ died for our sons. Can we not move forward and redeem his sacrifice? People of color have endured many hardships at the hands of their white oppressors in America but even white people are worthy of forgiveness despite their ignorance and bigotry. Only then can we begin the healing process. As Jesus said upon the cross, "forgive them father for they do not know what they are doing." Let us simply be wary of those who hate others for no reason outside of ignorance and un-Christian values. And to the white people who defer accountability for their crimes against humanity...your judgement will come from a higher authority. It is not for us as humans to pre-judge others as many white people do. Let us simply strive to avoid those types of individuals if possible and move on/improve our own lives the best that we can. The devil comes in all colors even though the majority of his work seems to emanate from white bigotry and racism. Let us not lower ourselves to their depraved mentality or we as minority peoples are no better.


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Posted by James T., a resident of another community,
on Mar 22, 2021 at 12:13 pm

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@ jennifer & john... Why not try to be part of the healing process rather than pointing one's fingers at others in an ongping effort to alleviate and disavow the actual responsibility for these recent and horrific acts of racism?


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Posted by Jennifer, a resident of another community,
on Mar 22, 2021 at 2:15 pm

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James T. -- It's real cut and dry. When it comes to criminal suspects, either include the race of all suspects (pertinent information) or don't include the race (irrelevant). The media has a long standing history of naming the suspect if he's white. Journalists (or anyone writing an article for a reputable paper) should be held to journalistic standards (truth, accuracy, fairness). I do agree the healing process is a healthier approach.


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Posted by Willie Jackson, a resident of East Palo Alto,
on Mar 22, 2021 at 2:45 pm

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"The media has a long standing history of naming the suspect if he's white." That is because the media is now being held accountable to name white criminals and suspects. Back in the day, the media only emphasized people of color who committed crimes (mostly against white people) giving the false impression that white folks as a whole didn't do bad things like lynching black people, white cops didn't abuse or wrongfully shoot to kill blacks, and crap like white folks didn't really discriminate against people of color etc. Now the media and white people are being held accountable and some white people resent being outed for who they really are...racists.


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Posted by Bystander, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood,
on Mar 22, 2021 at 4:37 pm

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This is getting worse. I can't believe some of the things being said here. Not all white people are racists. Not all Christians are racists. Not all poor white people are racists. Not all white people are the same. Not all of any "tribe" follow the stereotype. The tribalism being spouted here is generalizations that are founded on a stereotype image and like all stereotypes does come with a tiny bit of truth that is blown out of proportion and encompasses far more than the tiny fraction of people that might fit it. Here in Palo Alto we do not have big problems with stereotypical white racists who may or may not exist in other parts of the country. Here in Palo Alto we are a melting pot of cultures, ethnicities, backgrounds, faiths and religions, and I have found some of the most wonderful people coming from all of them. Stop with the tribalism. It does us a disservice and is not promoting the point of this blog which is that Jessica is very upset the way Asian people are being treated. That's it. They are our neighbors, our friends, our coworkers, our Uber drivers, our restaurant workers, our community members. We should all be treating everyone with equal respect and dignity. We should not be putting people into tribes of any sort.


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Posted by Luanda Petrie, a resident of East Palo Alto,
on Mar 22, 2021 at 4:48 pm

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It is unfortunate that white folks have gotten away with their racist ways for so long but the times are changing. 2020 raised a heightened awareness of WHITE police brutality towards African Americans and sadly, 2021 is the year of unwarranted abuses towards Asians, brought about by hate crimes related to the coronavirus. And now some white deniers are trying to scapegoat African Americans by bringing up interracial feuds from yesteryear and citing random attacks by blacks as the real source of this current strife. Taint so as in reality and actual occurances. That white man in Cherokee County is now trying to use his dysfunctional sex life as an excuse for genocide and Derek Chauvin's attorneys are questioning whether the blatant killer of George Floyd can get a fair trial locally. Boo hoo poor white racist babies. FYI...People of color never get a fair trial or any consideration from most white folks yet they are the first ones to whine or make excuses. Time to man up and face the music as you ain't hiding nowhere with the media now on your tails.


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Posted by Johannes Bierker, a resident of another community,
on Mar 22, 2021 at 5:15 pm

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"The tribalism being spouted here is generalizations that are founded on a stereotype image and like all stereotypes does come with a tiny bit of truth that is blown out of proportion..." Past history and the undue treatment of certain peoples contribute to these so-called stereotypes. How about if we call it injustice and ethnocentric profiling instead? "...and encompasses far more than the tiny fraction of people that might fit it." You hit the nail on the head as many are guilty for the lack of humanity towards others. Your explanation is tribalist as well as ironic. Countless white people enjoy twisting the facts in order to suit their own self-serving purposes. That is the issue many people of color are raising.


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Posted by Monica Yeung Arima, a resident of Professorville,
on Mar 22, 2021 at 6:33 pm

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First of all, there's misinformation in some of the above discussions, I can only comment on a few. First one to my heart is “ Chai Soua Vang killing 6 white man", he's not mentally ill, there's a documentary on the sad story. To me that's unjust to him. Watch the whole 56 minutes documentary. Here is the link: Web Link


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Posted by Tran Vu, a resident of another community,
on Mar 22, 2021 at 6:55 pm

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* Chai Soua Vang killing 6 white man", he's not mentally ill, there's a documentary on the sad story. To me that's unjust to him. Vang killed six white racist hunters who were shooting at him. He was a crack shot and took them all out...no mercy. Wrongfully convicted for murder as it was in self-defense. Vang is a hero to Hmong immigrants who have suffered countless indignaties at the hands and mouths of racist white people.


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Posted by Monica Yeung Arima, a resident of Professorville,
on Mar 22, 2021 at 11:23 pm

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We need to keep reporting Asian hate crime incidents and keep reporting alive. Although I was told Asian hate crime in Palo Alto is zero but I'm not totally sure about this number. Police officers need to be trained properly in how to identify hate crime. Be proactive to create a continuous dialogue with the community so all of us could feel safe. Proper reporting of all campus incidents is very important, including K-12 and Stanford campus. Often time, those incidents were not counted. Racial hate speech or verbal racial hate attack is not acceptable or tolerated and need to be reported. Community working together is important. First is to bring awareness, next is to build community to protect or help each other. Here is some resource to share with you. ===================== OCA Web Link APAPA Asian Americans Advancing Justice Web Link Chinese for affirmative action caasf.org Latest hate report Web Link


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Posted by Monica Yeung Arima, a resident of Professorville,
on Mar 23, 2021 at 12:00 am

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I appreciate reading many of your comments. All races could possible be racists and anyone could be the victims of hate. Racial profiling of any kinds is not acceptable or tolerated. Thank you Jessica for initiating the conversation. I've a big collection of documentary, anyone of you are welcome to borrow from me. This include Asian Americans documentary, Chinese Exclusion Acts 1882 (Web Link and more. Contact me at 650 888-4116. Bless!


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Posted by Ambrose Watanabe, a resident of another community,
on Mar 23, 2021 at 7:23 am

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"...but even white people are worthy of forgiveness despite their ignorance and bigotry." To a certain extent as they are the unrivaled masters in both areas. As a youngster, I would get ridiculed at school by white kids during lunch period for what I was having...rice balls with umeboshi in the center, sushi, sashimi etc. Flash forward to today as many of these former baloney-eating buffoons now partake in sushi and sashimi acting as if they invented it and some of these clods even consider theselves epicurean experts on both food offerings. Racism comes in many forms and this type of ignoramus mindset is rarer among other peoples of color...one of the reasons I hope my kids never marry a white person.


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Posted by Patty Kim, a resident of Stanford,
on Mar 23, 2021 at 7:41 am

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Posted by Edna Feinstein, a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland,
on Mar 23, 2021 at 9:20 am

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Unlike some other white people bent on defending their race and trying to pin the blame for these horrific acts against Asians on the black community, I too feel your pain Jessica and your thoughts + words were well conveyed. Of note... "Look at it. Look at it and tell me that racism against Asian Americans, xenophobia against Chinese people, only exists within my mind." ^ Blind white people living in a cocoon of denial. "And I am disappointed in the way people have responded to such news, the way people still assert that Asian Americans don't experience racism. I find myself disappointed over and over again." ^ Judging by the follow-ups, mostly from ignorant and blind white people. "I'm done being silent, and I'm done listening to people who play devil's advocate for murderers." ^ Absolutely and good for you. The Jews have endured a similar fate throughout history and with the creation of Israel, no one messes with them militarily and their secret service is highly proficient at taking out any perceived enemy of its people. The days of being subjugated, humiliated, and being taken lightly are officially over for those willing to take a stand and deliver. I am proud of you Jessica and you have the makings of a GREAT journalist or media consultant. And if a couple of people here don't get the drift, that is their problem as they are the ones wallowing in their own denials and ignorance.


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Posted by MVresident2003, a resident of Mountain View,
on Mar 23, 2021 at 11:13 am

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Wow. I am appalled. Came here hoping to see support, care and love to the Asian community and instead see blatant hatred to whites. Jessica, I am sorry you are experiencing and reading all this hatred. Please know that these anonymous forums bring out the extremes and that there are MANY in full support and allegiance with the Asian community (and black and Latino and any and all of our wonderful cultures and colors). One of my closest friends recently posted a meme on FB “Stop Asian Hate" and I cannot tell you how many came out in support and love to her. It was wonderful to see.


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Posted by Melody Chao, a resident of Mountain View,
on Mar 23, 2021 at 11:23 am

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*Surprised he didn't ask the sushi chef to prepare a 'redneck roll' with baloney in it. I know of absolutely no Asian recipe calling for baloney. There are Asian-themed bolognese recipes but baloney is not a part of the ingredients. My husband detests baloney and concurs that it is an undesirable food of the lower white classes, especially when served on stale white bread with mayonnaise. And eating sushi with a fork is indicative of a Neanderthal regardless of race or ethnicity. Hint: Asians don't use forks when eating Asian food. Just saying.


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Posted by Amanda Prentiss, a resident of Stanford,
on Mar 23, 2021 at 11:42 am

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~~Came here hoping to see support, care and love to the Asian community and instead see blatant hatred to whites. Maybe it's because of the pent-up feelings that have come to light given recent and ongoing events. And keep in mind, it's not Asian vs Asian discrimination and bigotry or black vs Asian hatred (as exaggerated by two white deniers of reality). It is racism and bigotry that the white population has perpetuated (whether via redneck/white trash adherents or silent white deniers).


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Posted by justin dang, a resident of Los Altos,
on Mar 23, 2021 at 12:09 pm

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? I am appalled. Came here hoping to see support, care and love to the Asian community and instead see blatant hatred to whites. Jessica, I am sorry you are experiencing and reading all this hatred. ? Contempt towards whom...poor, mistaken white people coming under fire? Give me a break as it is very unbecoming to try to redirect a thread towards your own grievances and hurt feelings.


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Posted by John, a resident of Adobe-Meadow,
on Mar 23, 2021 at 3:25 pm

When you read through the barrage of insults and replace "white" with "jew" you start to get a real feel for the calibre of person in this town. And Vang shot 4 of 6 people in the back. A cultural hero indeed.


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Posted by Rodney Bing, a resident of Stanford,
on Mar 23, 2021 at 4:28 pm

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* When you read through the barrage of insults and replace "white" with "jew" you start to get a real feel for the calibre of person in this town. @John/Adobe-Meadow FWI...like our Asian colleagues, no self-respecting Jewish person eats bologne and mayonnaise on white bread though it might be OK for certain 'white people' who savor such plebian and unhealthy fare when possum season is closed. Web Link


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Posted by Ezra Davis, a resident of Menlo Park,
on Mar 23, 2021 at 5:07 pm

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@Rodney Bing Now let's try to keep an open mind. You can find Hebrew National Kosher Baloney in the deli meat section of just about any supermarket. I imagine it is being targeted towards the various rednecks who are converting to Judaism.


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Posted by John, a resident of Adobe-Meadow,
on Mar 23, 2021 at 7:41 pm

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Ah, yes. Collective guilt is another theme with this bunch. I'm now guilty of decades and centuries of abuse? That's sane. Read a book. Anyway, an innocent Asian lady was just robbed, attacked and dragged by the crook's getaway vehicle in SF. Are the people who look like the criminals also at fault, or does that only go one way with you?


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Posted by Squidsie, a resident of another community,
on Mar 23, 2021 at 9:29 pm

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A lot of racist hate being displayed by liberal Palo Altans, a group which likes to believe that they are high-minded. Shameful.


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Posted by Tui Ngyuen, a resident of Mountain View,
on Mar 24, 2021 at 3:54 am

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