When Sha Ongelungel saw yet another negative post directed at Micronesians, she chose enough sufficed
It held true of one offending Facebook post a lot of.
Sha Ongelungel, a Palauan-American female, was taking a look at Facebook when she saw yet another bad post directed at Micronesians– individuals from the western sub-region of the Pacific, consisting of the nations of Federated States of Micronesia , Palau, Kiribati, Marshall Islands and Nauru, along with 3 United States areas.
She chose she had actually had enough.
Ongelungel, an author and activist now residing in Hawaii , started sharing examples of online abuse directed towards Micronesians, that she had actually been looking at over the previous 3 years, in what she’s called the “anti-Micronesian thread of embarassment”, under the hashtag #BeingMicronesian.
Among the violent remarks she shared are ones requiring Micronesians to be eliminated, hunted, purged and cleaned.
One Facebook post is an image of a cockroach with the remark:”I have utter ridicule towards Micronesians and its neighborhood”[ sic]
A tweet directed to Donald Trump, asked the president to”deport the fucking Micronesians triggering problem”.
“I was simply tired of it,”Ongelungel informed the Guardian. She states xenophobia versus Micronesian individuals is exceptionally typical in Hawaii and progressively in parts of the mainland United States.
“‘You look Micronesian’is utilized as an insult by non-Micronesians, which implies you’re filthy and your clothing do not match,” stated Ongelungel.