Men hurl racist abuse at Asian boy in Portland neighborhood targeted by white nationalist group
An Asian-American middle-schooler was harassed by racist men in an Oregon neighborhood blanketed hours earlier with white nationalist posters.
The boy was waiting Thursday at a bus stop in Southeast Portland when some men drove up in a car and called him a “n****r” and other racial slurs, reported The Oregonian.
Other students saw the men, who haven’t been identified.
The Hosford Middle School principal confirmed the incident in an email to parents, and said school officials will “maintain a school presence” at the bus stop until the school year ends.
The principal also notified parents the incident came the same day that posters promoting the white nationalist group “True Cascadia” were spotted throughout the neighborhood.
The so-called “alt-right” group aims to “stop the continuation of non-white immigration into our communities,” according to its website.
Another set of posters with contact information for the Rose City Antifa group were also hung up overnight.
Right-wing and anti-fascist groups have clashed in recent weeks in Portland, where an apparent neo-Nazi fatally stabbed two men last month who intervened in his racial harassment of Muslims on a commuter train.
A right-wing militia member reportedly helped Homeland Security agents arrest a counterprotester over the weekend at an alt-right rally in the city.
Why are members of white nationalist group True Cascadia not in Portland Police gang database, which has 81% people of color. pic.twitter.com/KS15deBQ05
— Elliott Young (@elliottyoungpdx) June 7, 2017