Democrat Uses Racial Slurs To Attack Opponent At Polling Precincts

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Michigan state Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) has been forced to issue an apology after she repeatedly used racial slurs to describe her Democratic opponent in the primary race for state Sen. District 1.

Multiple people accused Scott, who is black, of calling state Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), who is of Taiwanese descent, “ching-chang” and “ching-chong” to voters outside polling precincts during last Tuesday’s election. She also allegedly called one of Chang’s campaign volunteers an “immigrant,” saying, “you don’t belong here” and “I want you out of my country.”

If all that isn’t abhorrent enough, Scott reportedly also shamed Chang’s husband, who is black, for marrying outside his race:

Ms. Chang’s husband, who said he overheard Ms. Cook’s screed outside a precinct on the east side of Detroit, said the representative shamed him, a black man, for marrying Ms. Chang.

“I … asked her not to speak about my wife in that manner,” he told Metro Times. “At that time she said to the voter that ‘these immigrants from China are coming over and taking our community from us.’ Further, she said it ‘disgusts her seeing black people holding signs for these Asians and not supporting their own people.’”

So much for the Civil Rights movement.

Unsurprisingly, the outrage against Scott’s disgusting bigotry was swift. A coalition of 19 community groups condemned her comments in a statement, saying, “No elected official or candidate for office, regardless of political affiliation, should use stereotypical imagery or language. The use of these stereotypes is counter to the progress our country has made over past decades to encourage respect for all communities.”

On Thursday, Scott finally issued an apology – but the damage is done. Chang won the primary with 49 percent of the vote, compared to Scott’s 11 percent.

Furthermore, Scott’s reprehensible comments are yet more proof that liberals are incapable of separating identity from politics. They’d rather group people by race, gender, and creed and prescribe them ideologies than allow anyone to think for themselves or, God forbid, intermingle with anyone who thinks – or in Scott’s case, looks – differently from their assigned group. And that’s truly deplorable.

By Ann

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