Wall Street Journal Deletes Tweet That Used anti-Asian Slur To Describe China’s President

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Last night, the Wall Street Journal  (@WSJ) tweeted an off-colour remark using an anti-Asian slur in a headline about China’s president, Xi Jinping. As pictured in the screen capture above, WSJ publicized this article (now headlined “Crises Put First Dents in Xi Jinping’s Power“) with a tweet referencing the phrase,  “a chink in the armor”.  The phrase typically refers to an exposed vulnerability, but when paired with a story about Asian or Asian American people can take on the additional connotation of the anti-Asian slur, “chink”.

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