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The Year of the Rat By Ben Fong-Torres

Posted by Ben Fong-Torres - on Sunday, 11 April 2021

The Year of the Rat By Ben Fong-Torres
By Ben Fong-Torres San Francisco The Year of the Rat Being an older Chinese American, I am no longer, as Roy Orbison sang, “Running Scared.” I am walking scared, constantly looking around and behind me.  Stop AAPI Hate, the advocacy group, knows of nearly 4,000 cases of violence against Asian Americans since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  It’s time to stop the beatings and shootings, the blaming and finger-pointing.  For me, it’s also...

Chinese protest ABC, Disney and Jimmy Kimmel

Posted by AC Team on Saturday, 09 November 2013.

November 9, 2013

Protest NY Times Square 2013-11-9 Photo by Together Visuals Anthony Eng AlvarezProtests from San Francisco to New York City erupted over late night show host Jimmy Kimmel on October 28 after airing a segment with Kimmel asking children their thoughts on world issues. In the segment, Kimmel asks how they would handle the $1 trillion-plus bill the U.S. owes China, a child made a comment about how the U.S. should 'kill everyone in China."

The White House condemned the sketch in an statement online November 7, after a petition against Kimmel received more than 100,000 signatures.

Protesters in Times Square on November 9 were captured on camera by New York based photographer Anthony Eng Alvarez. (Photo credit: Togerher Visuals/Anthony Eng Alvarez) 

 

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Asian Americans Protest Jimmy Kimmel by Katy Steinmetz, Time.com

China wants Jimmy Kimmel to Apologize...For a Third Time by Laura Stampler. Time.com

Chinese protest ABC, Disney and Jimmy Kimmel post by Together Visuals/Anthony Eng Alvarez

Chinese Foreign Ministry tells ABC to respond to protesters' "Reasonable Demands" over Jimmy Kimmel Comedy Bit Deadline Hollywood

 

 

 

 

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