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Pacquiao Tells Racists to 'Fight Me Instead,' Joins Calls to #StopAsianHate

Boxing champ calls for love and peace.
Apr 1, 2021
Photo/s: Twitter/Manny Pacquiao

Sen. Manny Pacquiao on Thursday added his voice to calls to #StopAsianHate, as the boxing champion dared racists to fight him instead.

On his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, Pacquiao posted English, Filipino, Korean and Chinese versions of the call to "stop attacking Asians who can't defend themselves." 

"We have one color in our Blood! Stop discriminating. LOVE AND PEACE TO EVERYONE!!" he said.

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Racial violence in the U.S. has victimized Asians, fanned by former President Donald Trump's rhetoric. Last week, a 65-year-old Filipina was assaulted in New York on her way to church.

In February, the family of the late Filipino-American war veteran Angelo Quinto, 30, filed a wrongful death claim against California police whom they accused of kneeling on her neck. The violence was reminiscent of the death of George Floyd, the catalyst for Black Lives Matter.

Earlier in February, 61-year-old Filipino American Noel Quintana was slashed in the face on the New York subway.


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