New York, NY (March 7, 2023) — Committee of 100, a nonprofit organization of prominent Chinese Americans, issued the following statement on the “anniversary” of U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn’s derogatory Tweet saying “China has a 5,000 year history of cheating and stealing. Some things will never change…”
From Committee of 100:
It has now been more than 800 days since Senator Blackburn posted that derogatory and xenophobic tweet about China, a tweet that has a direct, negative impact on the Chinese American population. 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. That tweet remains posted and we ask that it be deleted by the Senator.
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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