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In an email discussion about protecting sex workers, a Delaware state lawmaker from Wilmington used the term “ch*nk broads” to refer to sex workers, Delaware Online reports.
Democratic state Rep. Gerald Brady made the comments in an email exchanged with an advocate who had explained that studies show the presence of strip clubs led to a decrease in sex crimes.
Brady had meant to forward the email with the slur to a friend but instead replied to the advocate.
“Is the dude basically saying, if we provide free Blowjobs for Uncle Pervie there will be few rapes and few chink broads will be shipped in CONEX containers to the Port of Wilmington??” Brady wrote from his official government email address, according to Delaware Online.
There had been no mention of Asian women in the previous exchanges.
Advocates criticized Brady’s comments. The National Pacific Asian Women’s Forum emphasized that his words reflected “the exact racial fetishization that Asian women face.”
Brady told Delaware Online he will “do better.”
“I have to do better,” Brady wrote. “I hope that I can deter others from using similar language, and I intend to reflect deeply on my words and will try to take action to better our community.”
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