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|4/27: The Radio Host "Jersey Guys" (NJ 101.5) Makes Anti-Asian Racist Remarks
Released 30 April 2005  By ECAASU National Board
The Jersey Guys (NJ 101.5) Makes Anti-Asian Racist Remarks Against Korean American Running for Edison Mayor!
ECAASU ACTION ALERT: April 27, 2005
Earlier this week, "The Jersey Guys" on NJ 101.5 made disturbing, inflammatory racial remarks regarding Jun Choi, a Korean American running for Edison (NJ) Mayor. We encourage you to take action and make your voice heard that Asian Americans are part of our country's democratic process and that such insensitive remarks will not be tolerated!
"The Jersey Guys" Makes Inflammatory Racist Comments Against Korean American Running for Edison Mayor on New Jersey 101.5 FM!
Is this another case of Miss Jones??
Craig Carton and Ray Rossi, known as "The Jersey Guys" made insensitive remarks towards the Asian Pacific Islander American community during the April 25, 2005 broadcast of their show. What started as comments against Jun Choi [ http://www.junchoi.com/], who is running for Edison, NJ mayor, turned into an outright attack against our community.
Some excerpts of the show...
Craig Carton: I'm using Jun Choi [said in fast-paced, high-pitched, squeaky voice] as an example of a larger problem.
Ray Rossi: and you know...
Carton: We're forgetting the fact that we're Americans.
Rossi: You know that he's going to get the... whatever that vote is
Carton: And here's the bottom line... no specific minority group or foreign group should ever ever dictate the outcome of an American election. I don't care if the Chinese population in Edison has quadrupled in the last year, Chinese should never dictate the outcome of an election, Americans should.
Carton: We're bending over backwards to cater to fringe groups of people and I don't like it!
Rossi: As long as we understand where you're coming from... with the, uh poker table group...
Carton: Well go to AC for one week and try and get a table... 'ching chong, ching chong, ching chong [Mimics Chinese accent..] hehe you hit it on 17 you stupid bitch... the dealer's got a 5..im holding an 18...what're you hitting for... you know? They do it all day and night...they got their little beady pocketbooks with the little beads on it... they take out wads of 100s... ching chong ching chong [accent] they don't know how to play the game... eh, honey i got a 13 and I'm playing against a 6...
Caller: You just said it all, the last couple of ... callers, I guess they don't know that they live in America and we're being overrun. I had just moved out of Edison because of what has happened in the past 10 years... Orientals are all along, the whole complete route 27. And Indians have taken over Edison in north and all over.
Carton: Damn Orientals and Indians.
Caller: I..i moved out..36 years I've lived in Edison
Carton: And what was the biggest problem you had with the Orientals and the Indians?
Caller: I can't handle them! There's no American people anymore.
Caller: There shoving us the hell out!
Carton: It's like you're a foreigner in your own country isn't it?
Read the rest of the transcript which is attached to the email.
Email Eric Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org ) the Program Director and let him know their comments were racist and should not be tolerated!
Check out their website http://www.nj1015.com/index.shtml
ECAASU National Board
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