Com­ments on Fox News seg­ment from around the coun­try


Bill O’Reilly and Jesse Wat­ters have tried to down­play this seg­ment as just good old-fash­ioned hu­mor, but I have spent my en­tire adult life try­ing to push back the ca­sual racism that they find so funny. Their piece was ob­vi­ously racist and per­pet­u­ates harm­ful stereo­types against all Asian Amer­i­cans.” Gene Wu, Texas state Rep­re­sen­ta­tive It’s ob­vi­ous that Fox was mak­ing fun of Chi­nese Amer­i­cans. To them there is no risk in do­ing so. Do you think that they would give the well-ed­u­cated Chi­nese Amer­i­cans op­por­tu­ni­ties to express their opin­ions? No way.” Brian Liu, board direc­tor at Hous­ton Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion It is not only an at­tack on the Chi­nese com­mu­nity but on all peo­ple who have come to the United States in search of free­dom, pros­per­ity and a life free of per­se­cu­tion.” Ed­win Lee, mayor of San Fran­cisco This was so racist. It’s a down­ward race to the bot­tom in re­port­ing.” Se­na­tor Su­san Lee, Demo­crat, District 16, Mont­gomery County As the fastest grow­ing racial pop­u­la­tion in the United States and an in­creas­ingly in­flu­en­tial vot­ing bloc, Asian Amer­i­cans and Pa­cific Is­landers de­serve bet­ter cov­er­age than be­ing the butt of a joke.” Con­gress­woman Judy Chu, chair of the Con­gres­sional Asian Pa­cific Amer­i­can Cau­cus Note to Bill O’Reilly and Fox News: Your re­cent seg­ment mock­ing Asian Amer­i­can vot­ers and us­ing ev­ery con­ceiv­able stereo­type was, at best, racist and, at worst, really racist.” Con­gress­man Ted Lieu We are not plan­ning a protest. I don’t think it’s that se­ri­ous.”

Liang Guoyao, Guangzhou As­so­ci­a­tion of Wash­ing­ton State

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