This pandemic has got the racism jumping OUT.
CNN reporter Amara Walker was on assignment in New Orleans when she says she endured THREE consecutive racist confrontations within an hour of walking the terminal. Amara went live with Brianna Keilar yesterday to recount the harrowing experiences that had her visibly shaken even while on-air.
The reporter said that on two separate occasions, two different men had approached her at the airport. One man asked her if she could “speak English”, and the other unidentified male mocked the Asian culture and language right in front of her face. He even had the audacity to use a racial slur towards her.
Walker appeared to be frustrated and stunned throughout her segment telling viewers, “I wanted to be a voice for so many of us Asian Americans who don’t speak out when these kinds of things happen.”
Later she tweeted about the incident telling her followers, “We Asian Americans belong.”
“I was born & raised in the U.S. I am as American as apple pie & I am as American as Korean barbecue. I am American. Please don’t question me about that fact. Ever.
She is far from the only Asian American citizen who has had to deal with this type of bigotry in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that many, including 53% of white women’s president Donald Trump, solely blames on China.
Amerikkka never misses an opportunity to show off how much of a lie that the idea of “liberty and justice for all” is. Some of the very same people who scream about how this is “the greatest country on earth” will happily express vile racism at the drop of a hat because what they really mean is “the greatest white country on earth”.