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More 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.”
The article goes on to state the following:
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.”
MDP Statement: “Bettie Cook Scott’s remarks were not only offensive but go against all the values of the Democratic Party. She must apologize immediately.” https://t.co/sbYh9ASyyX
— Michigan Democrats (@MichiganDems) August 16, 2018
.@MichiganDems chairman @BrandonDillon75 on Rep. Bettie Cook Scott’s disparaging remarks about Rep. Stephanie Chang: “We expect better from anyone who wants to call themselves a Michigan Democrat. Bettie Cook Scott needs to apologize to the entire Asian American community. …” pic.twitter.com/ZkOXR4EqdT
— Chad Livengood (@ChadLivengood) August 16, 2018
Detroit Rep. Bettie Cook Scott on Asian opponent: ‘Don’t vote for the ching-chong!’https://t.co/n1sKQUly8u
— Detroit Metro Times (@metrotimes) August 16, 2018
Black Michigan state representative called her Asian opponent in a Democratic primary a “ching chong”and a “ching-chang” while talking to voters, multiple witnesses told the Detroit Metro Times. https://t.co/aNkmEwBYUR
— Byron Tau (@ByronTau) August 16, 2018
A Democratic Michigan state Senate candidate was heard uttering racial slurs about her primary opponent to multiple voters – saying things like “don’t vote for the ching-chong” – and complaining about Asian immigrants. (She lost, Stephanie Chang won.) https://t.co/Nl2iIJjupt
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 16, 2018
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