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Congress Member Uses Racial Slur ‘yellow’ to Tout Diversity of Conservative Rally


Republican Congressmember Marjorie Taylor Greene used the racial slur “yellow” to praise the diversity of a conservative political rally, Insider reports.

Rep. Taylor Greene, who represents the 14th electoral district of Georgia, used the slur on Sunday during her speech at AmericaFest, a rally hosted by the youth conservative 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.”

She later criticized those who called Trump supporters racist.

“And then I said, ‘Oh, oh, I know exactly what this is: the left calls this a white supremacist party,” Greene said.

HuffPost pointed out that whether or not Greene meant to use the word as a slur, “yellow” is a racist trope used to describe Asian people.

Greene’s comments received criticism from many Asian Americans.

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

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