Well…in theory, she was asian.
She was one of those oddball racial hanger-ons who express that ambiguous black-adjacent appearance which isn’t quite their real race, but not quite black either. Skin dark a few shades beyond any measure of melanomania, their blackness is like an elusive costume that only the most gullible would humor.
And in the vein of racial appropriation, 27-year-old Sia Marie Xiong assumed the racial mantel of that which she ambiguously puzzled us in death.
She was a pretty girl. But what the hell was she?
For the purposes of hate crime squawking, she had all her bases covered.
A family is looking for answers after a 27-year-old mother was gunned down in Compton.
Sia Marie Xiong was fatally shot shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of East Kay Street, according to authorities. She was rushed to the hospital with a single gunshot wound and was pronounced dead there.
Here in SoCal, we tend to experience a learned reaction upon hearing the “C” word. Compton, we nod knowingly.
Anyone who gets shot in Compton…sorta was asking for it. It’s not a nice sentiment, not very woke, and will earn you some fierce hate. But.
Sia sure seems blacker the more we learn.
She left behind a 3-year-old son, Shakur.
If Compton isn’t proof enough, a son named “Shakur?” The doubt is quickly lifting.
Sia was of Asian descent. Family members and community activists are asking the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to investigate whether her race played a factor in the shooting, particularly during a nationwide increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans.
“Given the rise in Asian Americans being murdered and hate crimes against Asian Americans we’re asking the sheriff’s department to look at it with that lens to see if the motivation was hate against Asians because is was of Asian descent,” said civil rights activist Toni Jaramilla.
Can’t say I never saw that coming.
Is it a hate crime if the victim doesn’t look like the trending victim of the hour?
Xiong didn’t live in Compton and family members say they have no idea why she was there.
At 6:00am on Saturday?
I haven’t the slightest clue. To guess is to hate…
This is a case of intersectionality on steroids. A murder victim representing extreme measures of the It persecuted groups of the moment never had a chance. Damned if they do, damned if they don’t. It doesn’t really matter what she looked like; what matters is her heritage because we all would have guessed she was asian, right?
BLM needs to jump in the fray and claim this hate crime for themselves since it is far more believable.