San Jose Mercury News, May 3, 2010
The year 2010, not yet half over, has brought forth numerous sadistic black-on-Asian attacks. One question now stares everyone in the face: What role did racism play in these incidents?
From San Francisco to New York, the recent attacks have been cowardly and horrific. A few weeks ago, two black teenagers punched 59-year-old Tian Sheng Yu in the mouth in downtown Oakland, before and after they assaulted his son. The father fell on his head and passed away a few days later.
In January, black teenagers kicked and beat 83-year-old Huan Chen after he got off a Muni bus in San Francisco. He, too, died from his injuries.
Between late March and early April, five black teenagers assailed five older Asian women, including one who was 71, on separate occasions in or near a public-housing project on the Lower East Side of New York.