US Civil Rights Commissioner Michael Yaki

“I am disappointed and disgusted that Asian Week would publish this thoughtless, bigoted screed. At the national level, we are fighting just to maintain the gains that Asian Americans and African Americans and Hispanic Americans stood side-by-side to achieve. To give voice to hateful lies is irresponsible journalism at its worst, and reminds us of the time when mainstream papers printed bigoted, jingoistic columns as ‘fact’ against the Asian Americans. We cannot return to those days.” — US Civil Rights Commissioner Michael Yaki, former San Francisco Supervisor and former chief of staff to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

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