New Jersey station 101.5 FM has punished the hosts of the "Jersey Guys" show Craig Carton and Ray Rossi for their comments on Asians and Indians, however the station has "not disclos[ed] the nature and extent of disciplinary action" taken (see previous posts). In addition, while Carton and Rossi privately expressed regret, there will be no on-air apology for their racist programming.
After the April 25 incident, community activists scheduled a news conference that was attended by over 40 people:
Hardayal Singh and Manvinder Singh, of United Sikhs, spoke about the mistreatment of Sikhs in America after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Hesham Mahmoud, of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, said it wasn't important that the DJs' slurs were made against any group in particular. A slur against one, he said, is a slur against all.
Kari Kokka - a fourth-generation American - felt her voice crack as she described Japanese-American ancestors who were interned during World War II. She also talked about three uncles' service in the U.S. Army's all-Japanese 442nd Regimental Combat Team....
Dennis Chin, a student at The College of New Jersey, said he explained his background like this: "We are Americans who happen to be Asians."
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