Last October, Chicago-area entrepreneur Larry Lee helped to open a restaurant featuring Chinese & Szechwan cuisine. The sign featured a figure wearing a “coolie” hat and pulling a cart beneath that icky “chop suey” font. Lee called his restaurant “Chop Chop Chinaman”.
Yeah, dude, that shit is racist.
Local Chicago-area resident Jeannie Harrell agreed. A self-identified biracial Asian American, Harrell passed the restaurant one night in February and decided to express herself. She took a tube of lipstick out of her purse and wrote a message on the store window.
Fuck this hate crime shit. It’s 2015.
Harrell took a picture of the graffiti and posted it to social media. A week later, police arrived to arrest Harrell for misdemeanor criminal damage of private property.
This morning, the Fox News The Five co-host spent less than a minute addressing his usage of the slur “Chinaman” on air, in which he apologized for the slur, but “refuse[d] to apologize… to China.” (Transcript and video after the jump).
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The answer is yes. Yes, they do still use that term.
Yesterday on Fox News‘ The Five, a political talk show hosted by five different co-hosts in roundtable style, co-host Bob Beckel ranted against Chinese hackers in a segment where he called the Chinese people “Chinamen”, before correcting himself. He then makes an obscene gesture intended to tell Chinese people (or “Chinamen”?) to fuck off. To their credit, his co-hosts appear mortified (video after the jump).