Oklahoma senator is blasted for calling Asians 'yellow families' twice during ...

Oklahoma senator is blasted for calling Asians 'yellow families' twice during ...
Oklahoma senator is blasted for calling Asians 'yellow families' twice during ...
Oklahoma state senator is condemned for calling Asian Americans ‘yellow families’ TWICE during an official hearing – then insisted the term was fine because people also use ‘black’ and ‘brown’ to describe skin colors GOP Rep. David Rader used the term 'yellow families' to describe Asian Americans during a forum on racial inequality Rader repeated the term - widely recognized as racist - twice, and his comments were picked up by microphones while the camera was pointed away Rep. Cindy Munson called him out, saying: 'I'm Asian American, not yellow' Rader also suggested black people had it easier during segregation That remark shocked another representative who called Rader's remarks 'a disgusting display of privilege and ignorance'

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Oklahoma State Senator David Rader is under fire for referring to Asian American relatives as ‘yellow families' twice during an official hearing - then trying to defend himself. 

Rader, a GOP senator, used the term – widely acknowledged as racist - during an October 20 interim study on racial inequality, Oklahoma’s News 4 reported.

Audio footage posted online captured dialogue between Rader and Oklahoma Policy Institute criminal justice policy analyst Damion Shade.

‘…Well into your presentation did you go to yellow families?’ Rader said. ‘You left yellow families out for quite a while.’

Shade interjected, saying: ‘You mean Asian Americans?’

Oklahoma State Senator was recorded calling Asian American families 'yellow families' during an October 20 interim study on racial inequity

Oklahoma State Senator was recorded calling Asian American families 'yellow families' during an October 20 interim study on racial inequity

Replied Rader: ‘You use black term, white term, brown term so I was just gonna jump in there with you.’ 

Rep. Cindy Munson – the first Asian American elected to the state legislature – called Rader out on his language.

‘I’m Asian American, not yellow,’ she tweeted. ‘The language used by the Senator is highly offensive and unacceptable. 

'For my fellow colleagues to be so unaware of the words they use and

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