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Think Tank Fellow Fired after Mocking Chinese Americans

Michael Smith Tweet
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A fellow for New America, a think tank that encourages civic engagement and solutions through technology, has been fired after mocking the accent of Chinese Americans and making fun of their appearance.

Michael Smith II was reacting to news that the Chinese government had taken over control of the Anbang Insurance Group which owns the Waldorf Astoria in New York and other U.S. properties.

“We know when you sreep(sic) rouwund eye. and who you sreepy with!!!” he said in a tweet.

That tweet has since been deleted, but screen grabs of the tweet are still widely available on social media.

New America announced Smith’s termination in a tweet of its own.

Smith apologized for his indiscretion, calling his tweet a “lapse of judgment.”


Many remain unimpressed with his apology.

AsAmNews has reached out to Smith and will add his comments if he gets back to us.
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