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Asian-Americans feel targeted with
'Chinese virus' label

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Posted By: voxpopuli, 3/19/2020 8:09:11 PM

Recent descriptions of the novel coronavirus have led to complaints of discrimination in the Twin Cities directed at the Asian-American community. The complaints of racial discrimination were influenced in part by President Donald Trump after he started referring to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus,” according to Bo Thao-Urabe. (snip) ... (Keith Ellison) has received at least four complaints of discrimination, including a local Asian woman who said she received a threatening note.


Keith Ellison,.. remember this guy? soros backed atty general

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Reply 1 - Posted by: agrunt 3/19/2020 8:11:22 PM (No. 351454)
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Vesicant 3/19/2020 8:13:52 PM (No. 351456)
It's a fact that the violence against Asians is coming from blacks. Maybe Ellison should look in the mirror, or at the Somalis.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Doc1 3/19/2020 8:16:51 PM (No. 351458)
Trump didn't call it the Chinese virus. That was the female reporter's term. He corrected her and said that he had called it the China virus because it originated in China. And China is a country not a race. I can think of at least a dozen other viruses named for their location of origin, including West Nile Virus and German measles. Are all of those racist too? Take your best shot lefties. Trump can handle it.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 3/19/2020 8:16:55 PM (No. 351459)
Guessing the Somalians are feeling their oats...
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Axeman 3/19/2020 8:18:14 PM (No. 351461)
There should be laws protecting people from their own stupidity? Sigh.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: VAPMAN 3/19/2020 8:19:30 PM (No. 351462)
...and I feel threatened by the Chinese government saying they may withhold antibiotics to our country. We are the United States of America not China KSTP TV. Get it straight or move to China and cover the news there.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lawsy0 3/19/2020 8:19:53 PM (No. 351464)
Boo Hoo. You can't unscrew the inscrutable.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Vaquero45 3/19/2020 8:20:29 PM (No. 351465)
Keith Ellison has no business calling anyone out about racism or prejudice.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 3/19/2020 8:23:29 PM (No. 351470)
Note to the Asian-American community. Grow up. Are you an Asian or an American? Which one? If you are an American citizen, then you are an American. Since COVID-19 came from China, China corona virus is appropriate. Unless you prefer Wuhan corona virus. Either way, go talk to the Chinese government for letting the virus get loose and let us know what they say. Assuming you are allowed to leave them.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 3/19/2020 8:26:40 PM (No. 351471)
The virus originated in China. China. China. China. NOT from other nations in Asia.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Pam 3/19/2020 8:26:57 PM (No. 351472)
The Legionaires didn't complain.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 3/19/2020 8:30:14 PM (No. 351476)
Go eat a raw bat and shut up.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: chase9365 3/19/2020 8:35:34 PM (No. 351483)
Let's be clear. The Chinese people are victims of the Chinese government. They lie to their own people and anyone who disagrees will find themselves dead or in jail.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Krause 3/19/2020 8:36:17 PM (No. 351484)
Get over it. Solve your own 'feelings' problem. The problem is what it is.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: msjena 3/19/2020 8:39:53 PM (No. 351488)
Since when does Chinese mean Asian? But, ok then, I’ll call it the Wuhan virus.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: tsquare 3/19/2020 8:46:30 PM (No. 351495)
Cry me a river. China gave us plastic instead of protein in dog food, 100,000 homes with formaldehyde in wallboard, and takes our industry and steals our intellectual property.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 3/19/2020 9:06:54 PM (No. 351504)
Asian-Americans did not 'feel' targeted until the CrapMedia planted the idea in the public discourse. Before the CV, Asians were busy working, going to school and raising their families. They're still doing that while that CrapMedia continues to use them for their own nefarious purposes.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: judy 3/19/2020 9:11:34 PM (No. 351507)
Fake corrupt news....
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Reply 19 - Posted by: caljeepgirl 3/19/2020 9:32:09 PM (No. 351515)
Likely this is Ellison-fueled BS. No Asian-Americans I've ever known have fallen prey to this victimhood mentality.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Ketchuplover 3/19/2020 9:34:04 PM (No. 351517)
Let's see.....Ellison received four or five complaints? Maybe they were friends of the writer. How does this number compare with the number of complaints Ellison's ex-gf filed about his abuse? Ellison ran for office on the principle of stopping Trump at every chance he can --- if he's faithful to his platform, then he must be trying to stop Trump's handling of this virus. Thanks, Keith. I'm sure your mentor and buddy Louis Farrakhan continues to be proud of you.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: unionriverman2316 3/19/2020 10:01:09 PM (No. 351540)
Tell them to "get a set" and suck it up! Bet I know what the left would be calling it if it started in Russia!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: wilarrbie 3/19/2020 10:01:25 PM (No. 351541)
Nothing against the Chinese people, but anything I need to buy in the near future will NOT be Made In China. That crap will sit on the store shelf. I will buy American, American Friendly, or do without. (bleep) you, China - and I don't mean 'thank'.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DVC 3/19/2020 10:01:50 PM (No. 351542)
1 - even if true, so what? 2- I call Dem BS on this.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Rumblehog 3/19/2020 10:13:52 PM (No. 351552)
Rrright. Go pound sand, weenie.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 3/19/2020 10:30:38 PM (No. 351560)
I don't think that people understand that PDJT, after the Chinese government earlier this week accused the US of starting the coronavirus epidemic in China, is using every opportunity such as these press briefings to stick up his middle finger to the ChiComs.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: judy 3/19/2020 10:57:38 PM (No. 351576)
Oh please ... get a life!
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Miceal 3/19/2020 11:57:23 PM (No. 351607)
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Reply 28 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 3/20/2020 12:35:29 AM (No. 351622)
Well, they shouldn't have started the Kung Flu...
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Reply 29 - Posted by: XCenturion 3/20/2020 12:41:43 AM (No. 351626)
Perhaps we'll get lucky and Canada will annex Minnesota.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Trigger2 3/20/2020 4:08:22 AM (No. 351682)
Tough. They can all get a life. There is no room for any more "special" designations anymore that the demonrat commies value so much if only for a vote. The Chinese should be told "how's it feel to have the shoe on the other foot" and to "shut up with their whining".
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Reply 31 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 3/20/2020 6:38:13 AM (No. 351736)
Check to see the level of Chinese investment in this station and its parent company.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: MickTurn 3/20/2020 8:35:25 AM (No. 351864)
I doubt this is real...if it is, GET OVER IT! We know the difference between people of Chinese Decent and COMMUNISTS in CHINA!
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Reply 33 - Posted by: billp 3/20/2020 10:03:37 AM (No. 351976)
I think it likely the Democrats are whipping up yet another minority for support as President Trump has been chipping away at their reliable black vote. If they can get this racist narration going, maybe they can get Chinese-American support solidified and pull back some black vote. Just another single-issue minority thing Democrats have always used.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: udanja99 3/20/2020 11:44:33 AM (No. 352101)
Like all of the Muslims in the US felt threatened after 9/11 even though not a single one of them was attacked or abused in any way? This is just attention-seeking behavior.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: kono 3/20/2020 12:05:46 PM (No. 352130)
Sorry, but the world feels targeted with the Chinese virus. To stop me from calling it the Wuhan Flu, they'll have to cut my head off.
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