“I was shocked … I didn’t know what to do .. and it was gradually increasing in the way he came close to me and he kept yelling at me for no reason.” The United States told ABC7 in an interview.
“You’re so small” heard the man say in the picture, “I’ll f — your boyfriend.”
“In the beginning there was no racism,” Kokumai said, “but when he got into his car, he shouted”; Chinese “and” Sashimi. “
Sakura Kokumai said she was exercising at Grijalva Park as she would do every day as she prepares for the Olympics. She is ready to represent the United States at the event in Tokyo this summer, being the first American to qualify for the Olympics in karate.
Doormen was fired after failing to brutally interfere with an Asian woman in New York.
That’s why she said she was very calm: she knew that if she had to do it, she would fight back. She said the man had started harassing her for almost 20 minutes.
“You know what if this is my mother … If this is my grandmother … It’s scary because I know I can handle the situation calmly,” Kokumai said. aggressive But I’m worried if it’s someone else? “
In 2020, there were more than 10 times more hate incidents and crimes against Asian Americans in Orange County.Most of these crimes are in public, according to the Orange County Commission on Human Relations.
Last month, an 82-year-old Asian-American woman at Leisure World’s retirement community in Seal Beach received a letter on her husband’s funeral day, saying his death was a good thing, because it meant it. “One of the few Asian people will endure too”
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