New York, NY (July 18, 2023) — Committee of 100, a nonprofit organization of prominent Chinese Americans, today issued the following statement in response to presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s comments that Covid-19 was ethnically targeted to attack Caucasians and African Americans, while sparing Jewish and Chinese people.
“The recent xenophobic remarks made by presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. asserting that Covid-19 targeted some races, but spared others was deplorable, irresponsible, and inexcusable. This type of language drives the vicious cycle of hatred, race baiting and violence towards minority communities across the U.S.,” said Cindy Tsai, Interim President of Committee of 100. “We will not 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 Robert F. Kennedy.”
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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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