OCA Demands Apology from Fox News’ “The Five” co-host Bob Beckel!

Asian Pacific Americans Demand Apology for Racist Comment by Bob Beckel – OCA National Press Release July 14, 2014

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Asian Pacific Americans Demand Apology for Racist Comment by Bob Beckel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

14 July 2014                                 

 

CONTACT                                                              

 

Kenneth Lee | Acting Chief Executive Officer

 

202 223 5500 | klee@ocanational.org                                                              

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership-driven organization of community advocates dedicated to advancing the political, social, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), demands an apology from Bob Beckel for the racist comment he recently made on Fox News’ “The Five”.

 

On Thursday’s edition of “The Five”, co-host Bob Beckel made the following statement: “The Chinese are the single biggest threat to the national security of the United States,” Beckel said. “You know what they just did? As usual, we bring them over here, and we teach a bunch of Chinamen– uh, Chinese people how to do computers. They go back to China and they hack into us.”

 

“Bob Beckel’s comment was racist, xenophobic, and derogatory towards not only Chinese Americans, but all Asian Americans. Asian Pacific Americans are citizens, military personnel, and government officials, yet our communities continue to be viewed by the larger American public as perpetual foreigners and a threat to American national security,” said Sharon M. Wong, OCA National President. “Although these harmful stereotypes have begun to erode over the last decade, Bob Beckel’s comments are a painful reminder of the hate and overt racism that the APA community continues to endure. What he said was unacceptable and would not have been tolerated if said of any other racial minority. OCA and the Asian Pacific American community demand an apology from Bob Beckel for this comment and from Fox News for even allowing Beckel on-air given his history of racist language.”

 

Beckel has made racist statements in the past regarding APAs. In 2011, he said after he went swimming, he looked “oriental”. He also said that “Chinamen are rednecks” after his usage of the term during an episode of “The Five” that same year.

 

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Asian Pacific Americans Demand Apology for Racist Comment by Bob Beckel – OCA National Center

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ANNUAL SUMMER FAMILY PICNIC

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JOIN US THIS YEAR FOR OUR ANNUAL SUMMER FAMILY PICNIC – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014 
11AM – 4PM at the Van Saun County Park in Paramus, New Jersey
Hosted this year by FCCNY

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Call for nominations for new OCA-NJ Board members

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Dear OCA-NJ Members and Friends,

We are looking for a few good people to be members of the OCA-NJ Board of Directors.  As you know organizations are not effective without an active Board of Directors.  If you have the qualifications or know someone who does and would enjoy supporting a Pan-Asian advocacy organization, then please submit your resume to gingeemoy@yahoo.com by Sunday, September 7th.

OCA–NJ Board Member Requirements

1.  Support OCA-NJ Vision (attachment)

2.  Be OCA-NJ Member in good standing

3.  Attend Executive Board Meetings

4.  Attend OCA-NJ Programs

5.  Chair/support committee(s)

6.  Sustain OCA-NJ Mission with time and/or funds

7. Serve term of two (2) years

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EVENT REMINDER!! July 19, 2014 Public Speech and Discussion Forum at the Millburn Library, 2-4PM

Please join us to help launch the inaugural event of the newly formed OCA-NJ Junior Board:

Develop or improve your public speaking skills!  This is an opportunity for young people to develop confidence at early stages for public speaking as we try to grow rich communication skills.

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Asian Pacific Americans Demand Apology for Racist Comment by Bob Beckel – OCA National Center

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Asian Pacific Americans Demand Apology for Racist Comment by Bob Beckel

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Asian Pacific Americans Demand Apology for Racist Comment by Bob Beckel

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

14 July 2014                                 

 

CONTACT                                                              

 

Kenneth Lee | Acting Chief Executive Officer

 

202 223 5500 | klee@ocanational.org                                                              

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership-driven organization of community advocates dedicated to advancing the political, social, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), demands an apology from Bob Beckel for the racist comment he recently made on Fox News’ “The Five”.

 

On Thursday’s edition of “The Five”, co-host Bob Beckel made the following statement: “The Chinese are the single biggest threat to the national security of the United States,” Beckel said. “You know what they just did? As usual, we bring them over here, and we teach a bunch of Chinamen– uh, Chinese people how to do computers. They go back to China and they hack into us.”

 

“Bob Beckel’s comment was racist, xenophobic, and derogatory towards not only Chinese Americans, but all Asian Americans. Asian Pacific Americans are citizens, military personnel, and government officials, yet our communities continue to be viewed by the larger American public as perpetual foreigners and a threat to American national security,” said Sharon M. Wong, OCA National President. “Although these harmful stereotypes have begun to erode over the last decade, Bob Beckel’s comments are a painful reminder of the hate and overt racism that the APA community continues to endure. What he said was unacceptable and would not have been tolerated if said of any other racial minority. OCA and the Asian Pacific American community demand an apology from Bob Beckel for this comment and from Fox News for even allowing Beckel on-air given his history of racist language.”

 

Beckel has made racist statements in the past regarding APAs. In 2011, he said after he went swimming, he looked “oriental”. He also said that “Chinamen are rednecks” after his usage of the term during an episode of “The Five” that same year.

 

 

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