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Oklahoma lawmaker criticized for Asian American comment


October 24, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican Oklahoma state senator is drawing criticism for referring to Asian Americans as "yellow families" during a legislative committee meeting on racial inequity.

Sen. Dave Rader of Tulsa made the comment Wednesday to Oklahoma Policy Institute analyst Damion Shade following Shade's comments during an interim study on racial inequality in economics and the criminal justice system.

"It wasn't until well into your presentation did you go to yellow families, you left yellow families out for quite a while," Rader said.

"You mean Asian Americans?" Shade replied.


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