SF Chronicle: Michelle Go, woman pushed to her death on N.Y. subway tracks, grew up in Bay Area
By Andres Picon/SF Chronicle
Michelle Go, who was killed in New York City on Saturday when a man pushed her onto the subway tracks, grew up in Fremont and went to college in Los Angeles.
“We are in a state of shock and grieving the loss of our daughter, sister, and friend,” Go’s family members, who still live in Fremont, said in a statement to media outlets Monday. “We hope Michelle will be remembered for how she lived and not just how she died. She was a beautiful, brilliant, kind, and intelligent woman who loved her family and friends, loved to travel the world and to help others.”
Go’s death sparked sentiments of concern, fear and sorrow among members of the country’s Asian-American community, which has seen a rise in racist attacks. Go was Asian and Martial is Black. New York police said Go’s death — and whether it was a hate crime — was under investigation.
“This latest attack causing the death of an Asian American woman in the Times Square subway station is particularly horrifying for our community,” said Margaret Fung, executive director of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, in a statement. “These attacks have left Asian Americans across the city and across the country feeling vulnerable and they must stop.”