Home About Chat Users Issues Party Candidates Polling Firms Media News Polls Calendar Key Races United States President Senate House Governors International

New User Account
"A historical political resource." 
Email: Password:

  Detroit Rep. Bettie Cook Scott on Asian opponent: 'Don't vote for the ching-chong!'
NEWS DETAILS
Parent(s) Candidate 
ContributorIndyGeorgia 
Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Aug 17, 2018 03:30pm
Logged 0
CategoryIdiocy
AuthorViolet Ikonomova
News DateFriday, August 17, 2018 02:50:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionMore than a dozen community groups have called on Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) to apologize for a series of racial slurs sources say she used to describe her primary election opponent, Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit).

Scott is alleged to have referred to Chang as "ching-chang" and "the ching-chong" to multiple voters outside polling precincts during last Tuesday's election. She's also said to have called one of Chang's campaign volunteers an “immigrant,” saying “you don’t belong here” and “I want you out of my country.”

Chang and Scott were running in the Democratic primary for state Sen. District 1. Chang won the election with 49 percent of the vote; Scott came in third with 11 percent of the vote.

"These comments are offensive to all Asian-Americans," Chang tells Metro Times. "It isn't about me. It's about an elected official disrespecting entire populations, whether they be Asian-American, immigrant, or residents of Sen. District 1 or [Cook's] own current house district."
Share
ArticleRead Full Article

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor

DISCUSSION