Kelly Marie Tran said it "feels like a crazy dream" to be voicing Disney's first Southeast Asian princess in the upcoming fantasy film, "Raya and the Last Dragon. During an appearance on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday, the actress spoke about filming the animated movie during the pandemic. It's wild to be part of this thing that is so much bigger than me -- that has so much legacy behind it. Tran is making history as the first actress of Southeast Asian descent to lead a Disney animated movie. Tran said she is "really grateful and excited" to share "Raya and the Last Dragon" with the world. When it is safe to do so, Tran said she would love to dress up as Raya and visit Disney's parks, pretending she is one of the "normal characters working there.
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President Joe Biden signed an executive action Tuesday directing federal agencies to combat xenophobia against the Asian American Pacific Islander community, amid a rise in hate crimes and harassment over coronavirus' suspected origins in Wuhan, China. This is unacceptable and it's un-American," Biden said in remarks at the White House. The report cites more than 1, racist incidents against Asian Americans from March to May The executive action is one of several signed by the president this week addressing systemic racism. It was welcomed as an "important first step" by civil rights advocacy groups that had voiced concerns over former President Donald Trump's rhetoric about the virus and its impact on the AAPI community. Stop AAPI Hate -- a coalition of advocacy groups that was formed in March in response to a rise in hate crimes during the pandemic -- applauded the executive action as a "brighter moment for Asian Americans" and called on the administration to expand civil rights protections.
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Police in Queens arrested a man, accused of assaulting an Asian woman waiting in line outside a bakery Tuesday afternoon. In an exclusive interview, CeFaan Kim talks to a woman who believes she was the victim of a violent hate crime after a random, unprovoked attack on a subway train left her bloodied and beaten. Local News. Station Info.
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