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Don Blankenship on Civil Rights

 

 


I'm an American person; 'Chinaperson' isn't racist

West Virginia Republican Senate candidate Don Blankenship on Tuesday said he saw nothing wrong with his use of a racial slur to describe the father-in-law of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). "This idea that calling somebody a 'Chinaperson,' I mean, I'm an American person. I don't see this insinuation by the press that there's something racist about saying a 'Chinaperson,'" Blankenship said during a primary debate hosted by Fox News. "Some people are Korean persons, and some of them are African persons. That's not any slander there."

"I have an issue when the father-in-law is a wealthy Chinaperson and there's a lot of connections to some of the brass, if you will, in China," Blankenship said on a radio show.

During Tuesday night's debate, Blankenship repeated his claim that McConnell had "conflicts of interest with China." The candidate has made attacking the Senate majority leader a centerpiece of his GOP Senate primary campaign.

Source: Huffington Post on 2018 West Virgnia Senate race , May 2, 2018

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