Police in the US have arrested a man suspected of attacking an Asian American woman in New York City, kicking her repeatedly in the stomach as witnesses appeared to only watch. The year-old woman was admitted to hospital with serious injuries. CCTV video from Monday appears to show staff of a nearby building watching without intervening. Police said the suspect, Brandon Elliot, had been charged with attempted assault as a hate crime.
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She is the president of the Association for Asian American Studies, the author of three scholarly books and is active in community engagement around issues of race and intersectionality, leading workshops on anti-racism. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers. Read more opinion on CNN. I saw images of Atlanta businesses, the photo of a young White man, and the sensational headlines. It's now been confirmed that eight people were shot dead, six of them Asian women.
Asian-American woman: 'They will always see you as an outsider'
As more details around the death of George Floyd are revealed, other developments, including that the ex-officer charged with murder in the case was married to a Hmong American woman, have prompted discussion. It's also led to a spate of hateful online remarks in the Asian American community around interracial relationships. The ex-officer, Derek Chauvin, was fired the day after Floyd's death and now faces murder and manslaughter charges.
A man asked me this while lying in my bed a few years ago. On Tuesday night, my news feed ruptured with an aching report of three shootings at Atlanta-area spas that left eight people — six of whom were Asian women — dead. The news brought to mind the man from my past, and all the men who have seen my Asian face, my Asian body, as something to conquer. A tally to mark off their list. I thought about how there was violence laced in their language, how their jokes and offhand comments were a cyclical offspring of how Asian women are depicted in mass media.