Marjorie Taylor Greene Uses Racial Slur To Tout Diversity Of GOP

Marjorie Taylor Greene Uses Racial Slur To Tout Diversity Of GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) used an offensive term for Asian people while arguing that the Republican Party has supporters from diverse backgrounds.

The far-right Republican made the comment in her Sunday remarks at “AmericaFest,” a conference organized by conservative youth group Turning Point USA.

“When I walked in yesterday, I was like, what kind of people come here?” Greene told attendees. “So I’m walking around and seeing some good people, and I see white people, Black people, brown people, yellow people.”

“And then there’s talk of freedom and loving America and conservative principles, some crazy people in here were talking about how much they love this guy named Jesus. And I heard — someone I really like — I think I heard that a lot of people here like a guy named Donald J. Trump.”

“And then I said, ‘Oh, oh, I know exactly what this is. The left calls this a white supremacist party,’” she added. Marjorie Taylor Greene suggests the presence of “yellow people” and other groups at TPUSA’s #AMFEST2021 means it’s not a “white supremacist party.” Whether Greene intended it as such or not, the term “yellow people” is itself a racist trope, critics pointed out.

“I honestly haven’t heard someone use ‘yellow people, for decades,” tweeted activist and “Star Trek” star George Takei. “Perhaps she meant ‘yellow bellied people’ because there are certainly lots in that crowd.”

Facebook whistleblower Sophie Zhang said on Twitter , “I’ve recently been called a ‘Chink’, a ‘Jap’, a ‘gook’, and more. Racists don’t excel at distinguishing ethnic background. But ‘yellow people’ is something that I haven’t heard in a decade or two.”

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