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NY Post: Political Aide Fired after Questionable Comments about Asians Surface

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Danny Randell

Danny Randell
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The last thing someone hired to do outreach to the Asian vote needed was some offensive comments he made about the Asian community.

But as the NY Post reports, that’s what happened to Daniel Randell who worked for State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Queens), or at least he used to.

Randell was fired after social media posts like this one were uncovered:

“Dear Asians, at least wear name tags or something. Sincerely, the rest of the world.”

Margaret Fung of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York is among those offended.

“The text suggests that all Asians look alike, and that’s unacceptable in the context of a political campaign,” said Fung who went on to describe the joke as racist.

Randell, 23, said the posts were made while he was a teenager.

“I sincerely apologize for my transgression. I hope not to be judged by my mistakes from the past, but by my actions going forward.” he said.

Stavisky’s reelection bid is being challenged by S.J. Jung.

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