CA State Senator Ted Lieu calls on Fox News host to resign over anti-Asian slur

Representative Ted Lieu, who represents California's 28th Senate District. (Photo credit: Sacramento Bee.)
Representative Ted Lieu, who represents California’s 28th Senate District. (Photo credit: Sacramento Bee.)

California State Senator Ted Lieu is calling on Fox News’ Bob Beckel, co-host of The Five, to resign after he used the slur “Chinaman” on air last week. I recently wrote about how the term “Chinaman” is a derogatory slur with a heinous history.

In an online statement issued over the weekend, Lieu responded to Beckel’s on-air usage of an anti-Asian slur and demanded the co-host’s resignation.

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April 15: UC Riverside Students Hosting Townhall on #AffirmativeAction & Diversity | #SCA5

Photo credit: AALDEF
Photo credit: AALDEF

Are you a student at UC Riverside? If so, then you definitely need to make some time in your schedule tomorrow evening for an on-campus townhall conversation on affirmative action and the negative impact of Proposition 209 on campus diversity in UC schools!

The event is co-sponsored by the African Student Programs, the Asian Pacific Student Programs, the Chicano Student Programs, the Middle Eastern Student Centre, and Native American Student Programs, and will be happening Tuesday April 15th, 5-6:30pm in the Highlander Union Building, Rm 379.

From the press release:

The hope is to have a thoughtful and constructive engagement with the issue of racial diversity in colleges, such as what students gain from that diversity and how they manage challenges that may arise from that diversity, said William Caganap, interim director of Asian Pacific Student Programs.

“Some of our Asian American students who come from the San Gabriel Valley have expressed an interest in having such a forum,” he explained. “They have heard a lot from their parents, and seen the news stories coming out of the area, and they feel like they need to be better informed before making a decision on the issue of restoring some aspects of affirmative action.”

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