This pandemic has unmasked how vicious it really is. Illustration by Jon Han. By Cathy Park Hong. Early in February, I read unsupported speculations that a virus ravaging a distant city called Wuhan was due to a Chinese taste for a strange scaled mammal called the pangolin, which resembles an anteater but is cuddlier than its lumbering tube-snouted look-alike. Do you dip its scales in butter like an artichoke? I deleted the tweet with a reminder to self: Make fun of Asians only around other Asians. When the virus spread to South Korea, I became worried.
A story broke over the weekend that was initially characterized as another anti-Asian attack, this time outside a famed North Beach bar, with a victim who was 18 years old. But following a police investigation of the incident, it seems to have been more of an interpersonal conflict between a regular patron of the bar and an underage man who refused to move when asked by the bar's owner. The victim's father, Jan Enguillado, told the Chronicle that he had instructed his son C. Lawlor allegedly punched the year-old, and Rossi said he tried to intervene on the kid's behalf. Police were called to the scene and Lawlor, 57, was arrested and cited for misdemeanor battery, as the Chronicle reports. Enguillado's mother, Sofia Enguillado, posted a TikTok video that went viral showing her son's bruises, and alleging that he was the victim of anti-Asian assault, because he is Filipino. Enguillado tells KPIX that he refused to get out of the seat outside the bar because his parents had told him not to move, even though he acknowledged that Rossi had asked him multiple times to move — and he says he was "traumatized" by the tone of Rossi's command and what he perceived to be a racist element to it. Jan Enguillado had said something similar in an interview with the Chronicle, saying, "When you say that to a person of Asian descent, with everything that is going on, how do you think people will perceive it? We have a melting pot of customers.
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Still, she stood out: She was often the only Asian-American in the cast. She remembered watching Bilderback and seeing some version of what white girls get to see all the time: a reflection but glamorized. Years have passed since her time as a staple of teen comedies, but she has kept working, steadily, in TV and film. Bilderback is always looking for the upside.
A San Jose family is outraged after they say an opposing basketball player during an AAU tournament game in Oakland punched and called their teen a racial slur. CBS5 obtained video of the incident and agreed not to reveal the last name of the family which fears retailation. The video shows the boy Evan scrambling for the ball. Another player grabs the boy from Evan and a second player later shoves him to the ground. Evan appears to verbally confront that player then walks away before returning. No one intervenes.