A racist badault on two Asian faculty board candidates in central New Jersey got here within the type of a postcard that learn, “The Chinese and Indians are taking over our town!”
The postcard, which was mailed to residents in Edison, included photographs of Jingwei (Jerry) Shi and Falguni Patel with “DEPORT” stamped over their faces.
Mimicking President Trump’s marketing campaign slogan, the postcard additionally declares “Make Edison Great Again” and “Chinese school! Indian school! Cricket fields! Enough is Enough!”
The different facet of the postcard reads, “Stop the outsiders! Let’s take back our Edison.”
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Patel, an Indian-American company and immigration lawyer, informed New Jersey 101.5, “I’m obviously disgusted by it, to say the least.”
“I was born and raised in New Jersey. To see the word ‘deport’ on my picture — where are you going to deport me to? Really it’s just outrageous,” she added.
Patel is a candidate for the Edison Board of Education with teammate Shi, who’s searching for reelection together with two others.
Edison, situated about 40 miles exterior Manhattan, is 37.5% Asian, with mbadive populations of immigrants from India, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
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Cricket pitches are frequent within the space, as are Chinese language faculties on the weekends.
Both Republican and Democratic candidates for mayor slammed the postcard and known as for an investigation into the folks behind it.
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