"My body is hurt, my feeling is strong, even stronger than before"
A suspect has been arrested for attacking and racially abusing Oakland Chinatown Chamber President Carl Chan.
Last week, Carl Chan was on Broadway and 8th street when his attacker approached him from behind and hit in in the head whilst shouting racist slurs.
Chan fell to the ground, injuring his knee. After briefly blacking out, Chan saw the man walking away but managed to take a picture of his attacker.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has since filed criminal charges against parolee James Lee Ramsey, 25.
Chan said Ramsey yelled, “foul words, either something bad word Chinatown or Chinaman” as he knocked him to the ground.
Ramsey had prior convictions for criminal threats and brandishing a weapon, had his parole revoked several times.
“My body is hurt, my feeling is strong, even stronger than before, and my determination isn’t diminished because of this attack,” Chan said.
There has been a recent rise in attacks against Asians including an Asian “anti-masker” who was stabbed and killed in Washington.
In another incident, a man who racially abused an Asian American detective is now facing a lawsuit.
A suspect was also arrested for robbing and stabbing an Asian man in San Francisco.
Another a suspect was arrested for stomping on a 61-year-old man’s head in Harlem.
Meanwhile, charges against the man who spat at and punched an 83-year-old Korean grandmother have been dropped.
Elsewhere, the president of the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce was racially abused and physically attacked.
Additionally, three people were arrested for a burglary spree targeting 26 Asian business owners in Colorado and Wyoming in 2019.
An Asian father was also attacked in San Francisco whilst walking his 1-year-old child and an Asian American teen was left concussed after being punched at a basketball game in Oakland.
Most recently, a man has been arrested after attacking two Korean American women with a cement block.