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Sun Mar 21, 2021, 04:31 PM

Atlanta spa shooting victims highlight struggles for Asian and Asian American immigrant women

Atlanta spa shooting victims highlight struggles for Asian and Asian American immigrant women in low-wage jobs

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/03/20/atlanta-spa-shooting-victims-highlight-struggles-asian-asian-american-immigrant-women-low-wage-jobs/



Many of the victims had come to the U.S. in search of a better life, following the difficult path of immigrant women before them

The three workers at Gold Spa in Atlanta had come to the United States in search of a better life, following the difficult path of many other immigrant women before them.

Suncha Kim, 69, did not speak English when she arrived with her son in tow around 1980, and picked up odd jobs washing dishes and cleaning office buildings. Hyun Jung Grant, 51, worked so much that one of her sons recalled that he and his brother were left with another family for at least a year. And Soon Chung Park, 74, had moved more than 800 miles to Atlanta from her family in the New York/New Jersey area.

The women, all originally from South Korea, were among eight people killed on Tuesday when a gunman opened fire at their workplaces and shot his victims in the head and chest.

Three other victims — Yong Ae Yue, 63; Xiaojie Tan, 49; and Daoyou Feng, 44 — were also Asian women and workers or managers at the three businesses that were attacked.

Two other people — Delaina Yaun, 33, and Paul Andre Michels, 54 — were also killed Tuesday. Yaun and her husband had decided to treat themselves to a couples massage and were in separate rooms when the gunman entered and started shooting, according to DeLayne Davis, a relative. Yaun was killed. Her husband escaped. Michels, a handyman at Young’s Asian Massage, was an Army veteran, family members told news outlets.


At least 4 of the victims were US Citizens. 7 of the victims were over age 40. At least 2 were grandmothers. Some DUers were quick to jump to some slanderous accusations about these folks.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 04:34 PM

1. Also, some American men have an Asian woman fetish thing going on.

If you are an Asian woman they act quite inappropriately.

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Mon Mar 22, 2021, 09:01 AM

2. Kick for Monday



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Mon Mar 22, 2021, 09:07 AM

3. One was a Catholic volunteer for child poverty

Two grandmas.
Four of them were US citizens.
One was married for 50 years and leaves behind a widowed husband.
One had loving family in NJ who wanted her to come live with them.
All of them seemed to enjoy their work in the spas.
All of them liked to cook and share food.

They weren't prisoners. They weren't trafficked.
They were women supporting their families.

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