Committee of 100 Condemns the Racist Comments by U.S. Representative Lance Gooden
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Committee of 100 Condemns the Racist Comments by U.S. Representative Lance Gooden

27th February 2023

New York, NY (February 27, 2023) — Committee of 100, a nonprofit organization of prominent Chinese Americans, issued a statement today regarding U.S. Representative Lance Gooden’s (R-TX) questions concerning the loyalty and patriotism of U.S. Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) and East West Bank CEO Dominic Ng.

Rep. Chu is the chair of the Congressional Asian-Pacific American Caucus. She defended President Biden’s selection of Dominic Ng, who is also a Member of Committee of 100, to lead U.S. trade interests in Asia.

“Dominic Ng and Rep. Chu are as American as Rep. Gooden, proud patriots of the United States. Questioning their loyalty to the U.S. based on nothing but skin color is racism, pure and simple,” said Zhengyu Huang, President of Committee of 100. “Comments like these continue the cycle of viewing Chinese and Asian Americans as perpetual foreigners, strangers in our own homeland. Comments like these cause xenophobia and violence to increase against the AAPI community. As a society, we cannot sit idly by and allow racially charged language to go unchecked. Words have meaning, and racially charged words have consequences. We strongly condemn the language used by Rep. Gooden and stand united with Dominic Ng and Rep. Chu as proud Americans.”

About Committee of 100
Committee of 100 is a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts focused on public policy engagement, civic engagement, and philanthropy. For more than 30 years, Committee of 100 has served as a preeminent organization committed to the dual missions of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and constructive relations between the United States and Greater China.

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