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Comments on Fox News segment from around the country

By May Zhou, Chang Jun and Leshuo Dong (China Daily USA) Updated: 2016-10-07 10:49

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 CountyAs 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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