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Jordan Clarkson helps vandalized Filipino food truck; condemns Asian hate


Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson may be a professional bucket-getter, but he could also dish out an important assist when needed.

The reigning Sixth Man of the Year offered help to his kababayan who was recently a victim of another racist crime in Utah.

The Filipino-American Clarkson took immediate action to restore the Yum-Yum Asian food truck, which is owned by Filipinos, after it was vandalized with racist, derogatory graffiti.

“It hurt me deeply to see that Salt Lake’s YumYumAsian food truck was recently vandalized — I know the pain that hateful language and racism causes,” he said on his Twitter post, condemning another incident of Asian hate. “With help from IdentityGraphix, we’ll be able to restore the truck and hopefully lift Ben and his family’s spirit #StopAsianHate.”

The 29-year old also expressed his stand for the Filipino community in his home state of Utah.

“I stand in solidarity with Utah’s Filipino community – love is more powerful than hate! #utahfilipino #StopAAPIHate #stopasianhate,” he wrote.

Yum Yum Asian expressed their gratitude to Clarkson for reaching out to them.

“Thank you @JordanClarksons for not only wrapping our food truck, but also for having it detailed at Gorilla Car Wash & for your continued support & encouragement. It means THE WORLD to the community & to us.”