SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — A South Bay meeting member on Monday was making an attempt to elucidate some questionable racial feedback he allegedly made about Latinos and African People in a current interview with a Chinese language newspaper.
In a June 11th, article within the World Journal, District 25 State Meeting consultant Kansen Chu was quoted as saying many Latino mother and father don’t care about their youngsters’s schooling or sending them to school.
He additionally mentioned that many Latino and African People are “unable to compete” attributable to “unresolved structural financial and academic issues.”
On Monday, native Latino and African American civil rights leaders known as the feedback racist.
“We discover his remarks to be outrageous and we’re calling for his resignation,” mentioned African American civil rights chief Walter Wilson.
The feedback got here after a dialogue on Meeting Constitutional Modification 5, which might put a measure on the November poll to repeal Prop. 209 and re-establish affirmative motion in California.
Chu abstained from voting, however critics say the feedback present his true colours.
“Mr. Chu’s feedback left an enormous wound within the hearts of the Hispanic group, in addition to the African American group and the Asian group,” mentioned Victor Garza, Chairman of the La Raza Roundtable.
Chu was born in Taiwan and the feedback had been made in his first language, Mandarin.
However in a press release posted on his Assembly member website Monday, Chu blamed an error within the translation of his assertion to an English model of the report.
“I unequivocally deny saying that Latinos don’t worth schooling. I did say that there are systemic boundaries for Latinos and African American college students,” Chu mentioned within the assertion.
Chu, who’s a former San Jose Metropolis Council member, additionally mentioned he has a robust and constant file of supporting schooling and progressive insurance policies for minority communities.
Chu is presently locked in a decent race for Santa Clara County Supervisor with former Sunnyvale Mayor Otto Lee.