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She Was Threatened, Called A Stripper And Reported To ICE, But This Latina Didn’t Apologize For Standing Up Against Racism

Seattle high school student, Brigitte Yasamin, was not having it when she saw a fellow classmate making a racist pottery project. She took to Twitter to denounce the project, but at some point, it must not have felt like she was doing enough about it and took matters into her own hands.

Brigitte Yasamin, a Washington state high school student, had a problem with a classmate working on a confederate flag pottery box.

How can someone be racist that early in the morning?


Yasamin then snuck a photo and posted it to Twitter.

Complaining on twitter is pretty standard these days, especially when it’s about school. It’s what she says she did next that folks are calling her a “hero” for.


After tweeting about the racist project and saying it made her “sick,” she took matters into her own hands. Literally.

She went on to say she’d happily discuss the events with her principal if summoned.

According to Yasamin, the girl making the pottery didn’t mind her breaking it, saying “its ok” about the smashed project. She also claims that her teacher only commented “it happens.”


Her posts containing the photos have since been deleted, but in the age of the screenshot, nothing is ever really gone.

Some people screenshot and shared, just to keep the message alive.


Not everyone was happy about her act of resistance. Some have attempted trolling her, but she’s been clapping back like a beast.

She has had no problem defending herself.


Some have even made personal attacks, insinuating she’s a stripper and threatening physical harm. At least one Twitter user claims to have reported her to I.C.E.

According to her tweets, she was born in the United States and has assured trolls they’re wasting their time reporting her to anyone.


Twitter followers have come to her defense, supporting her actions and calling her “iconic” and a “shero.”

We can’t believe it either.


Hopefully the trolls leave her alone and she can go back to being a normal teenager (who occasionally tackles racism in the classroom).

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A 70-Year-Old Mexican-American Woman Was Attacked Because Her Assailant Thought She Was Asian

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A 70-Year-Old Mexican-American Woman Was Attacked Because Her Assailant Thought She Was Asian

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In another incident that highlights the anti-Asian sentiment that is on the rise in recent months, a 70-year-old California woman was attacked in Eagle Rock, earlier this month. According to news reports, a young woman attacked her while she was exiting the bus to pick up groceries.

The elderly woman, who goes by Becky, is Mexican-American. But her attacker yelled an anti-Asian slur at her before physically assaulting her.

According to AAPI news site Asian Dawn, Becky’s attacker was a 23-year-old woman who was also riding the bus with her. The woman did nothing to provoke the attack. The young woman ended up dragging the older woman from the back of the bus to the front of the bus. Becky ended up in the hospital with a broken nose, a concussion, two severely swollen eyes, and chunks of her hair torn from her head.

According to Becky’s son, who only goes by Pete, while the family are Mexican-American, people often mistake their family for being of Asian descent. According to Pete, no one intervened to stop the young woman from attacking his mother.

“Nobody would help. Not even the bus driver,” the woman’s son told The Eastsider.

Finally, the young woman stopped her attack after a fellow passenger called 911. The police were able to apprehend the young woman after issuing a bulletin for her arrest.

According to Pete, his mother has a long road of recovery ahead of her. Already suffering from lupus and arthritis, her mother is having trouble walking. Her leg is badly bruised from the assault.

The fact that the victim was Mexican-American serves to illustrate how ignorant and hateful these racist attacks are. There is no rhyme or reason to hate.

Many are linking the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the virus originated in Wuhan, China. The violent racists that have been attacking people who appear to be of Asian descent believe that Asian-Americans are somehow personally responsible for the pandemic.

If you to support the #StopAsianHate cause, donate to organizations like gofundme.com/AAPI or the Asian American Legal defense fund here.

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Here’s How You Can Help Daunte Wright’s Family After He Was Killed By Police

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Here’s How You Can Help Daunte Wright’s Family After He Was Killed By Police

Police have taken another Black man’s life, this time it’s 20-year-old Daunte Wright. Protests have broken out in cities across the country as the nation reacts to the killing of yet another young Black man.

But as the nation reacts to the murder, Wright’s family – his mother and child – need all the support they can get right now and thankfully there are many ways that we can all be better allies while helping support the family that Wright leaves behind.

Daunte Wright is the third high-profile police murder in Minneapolis.

Daunte Wright was driving to his older brother’s house with his girlfriend on Sunday afternoon, when police pulled him over for expired tags. Police said they found an existing warrant for Wright’s arrest and attempted to handcuff him.

Bodycam footage revealed Officer Kim Potter shot Wright when she claimed to be reaching for her taser. He died on the scene, just 10 miles from where former police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for the death of George Floyd.

According to CNN, Daunte’s death is at least the third high-profile death of a Black man at the hands of police in Minnesota in the last five years. And Daunte Wright’s death comes less than a year after the police killing of George Floyd, which sparked protests around the world.

Daunte Wright leaves behind a family still struggling with such an immense loss.

Daunte’s mother, Katie Wright, spoke out about the fear he experienced before his death. Daunte called her after the police pulled him over, at the suggestion of his older brother. “I know my son was scared. He’s afraid of the police, and I just seen and heard the fear in his voice. But I don’t know why, and it should have never escalated the way it did,” Katie told Good Morning America on April 13.

According to Katie, Daunte believed he was getting pulled over for his hanging air fresheners, then she heard “scuffling” and an officer told him to hang up the phone. “I tried to call back three, four times and the girl that was with him answered the phone and she said that they shot him and he was lying in the driver’s seat unresponsive.”

If you’d like to help support Daunte’s family and demand justice, below are a few resources and action items:

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