New York State Senator John Liu Speaks Out After Racist Voicemail

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New York state Senator John Liu shared on Twitter an explicit, racist voicemail from a constituent last week. He joins NBC News NOW to discuss why he decided to share the message and why Asian Americans should “never let these things slide.”
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32 comments

Sid Roik August 6, 2022 - 2:03 AM

Racism against any nation/religion is racism to everyone.

Glen Burrows August 6, 2022 - 2:07 AM

Boo hoo you brittle spirit.

Rangsey August 6, 2022 - 2:07 AM

Why are black and whites not going back to their country?

Tommy Lucas August 6, 2022 - 2:09 AM

Fake news selling fear and racism for politics it's all Democrats know

777Skeptic August 6, 2022 - 2:11 AM

Bet that caller was pro-life and think All Lives Matter.

Denise Washington August 6, 2022 - 2:13 AM

Why do people have to be so evil! Now other non whites understand what black people have had to live with with very little support from other minority groups. This is appalling and needs to stop.

Philoctetes August 6, 2022 - 2:16 AM

This country makes me sick.

Onekewlbraddah August 6, 2022 - 2:17 AM

Dear Asian Americans white people revere you also not just other poc.

Olivia August 6, 2022 - 2:19 AM

I am in my 8th decade now. I have lived in various countries and among all kinds of people. Racism is a normal part of being a living animal, but overt displays of hatred–especially violent actions–are not. The most continuous displays of racism come from African Americans–hands down! I have seen insane White young people in videos who committed what I would term terrorism against Blacks. I have not seen anything even approaching those incidents in person, and I was born in the Deep South, and have spent the greater part of my life here. Many times in my life I have been a victim of Black on White violence, and my sister and I have experienced the institutionalized racism spawned by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. When I lived among an Asian majority, I was well-treated and felt safe. I can recall one woman refusing my mother and me entrance to her house, saying that she did not want any Whites in there because they all "smell bad." That's it. No threats, no beatings, no murders. I loved living among Asians. I do not feel safe among African Americans, however.

Mike Pict August 6, 2022 - 2:22 AM
Michael TN August 6, 2022 - 2:22 AM

After leaving that disgusting voice-mail, the caller got hungry and went to a Chinese restaurant for a delicious dinner.

Leon Degrelle August 6, 2022 - 2:25 AM

How about White people?
Oh that’s right we can only be “oppressors”.
But we’re privileged. 😂

Stateofsociety August 6, 2022 - 2:25 AM

It’s always a white pos spewing the racism.

Eric Olsen August 6, 2022 - 2:28 AM

I keep telling grandpa to quit calling him. KNock it off old man. 📴

Stateofsociety August 6, 2022 - 2:29 AM

Hate doesn’t come from fear

Andy Dahl August 6, 2022 - 2:29 AM

Oddly enough these threats on humanity, do not come with most Political agenda's. Only one entity promotes that level of hate, the CULT. GQP-PUTIN loving-MAGA killing-CULT. Isolated, and far far away from ANYONE that looks different then them, they turn to Fascism, as the reaction, to denying "others" humanity. Delusional Denial Pandemic mode

Ask Gees August 6, 2022 - 2:29 AM

Why do you bleep the word?

Gashogu Muturi August 6, 2022 - 2:30 AM

Asians who came to United States alliance themselves with white people thinking they are safe. Well that's a rude awakening.

kritzkraftz1 August 6, 2022 - 2:30 AM

Was that Tony Soprano?

Oscar Warren August 6, 2022 - 2:38 AM

Trumpism…they're spreading it around.

Chilkat River August 6, 2022 - 2:41 AM

Racism against asians is a very strange kind of hate for me to see.
I live on the big island of Hawaii in the the winter.
42.2% Asian, 17.3% White and 19.5% being having two or more races,
We don't always agree on issues but race is rarely a 'thing'.

johnny 316b August 6, 2022 - 2:44 AM

so for two years straight we have been seeing live videos of black guys in New York beating the sh*t out of random Asians, if not killing them, and conveniently the most New York guy calls in and say this now, bullsh*t?

islandspice11:11 August 6, 2022 - 2:44 AM

It's always the pale demons.

AL- BOT August 6, 2022 - 2:51 AM

Ignorance and hate go hand-in-hand.

FIND AXEL FOLEY!!!! August 6, 2022 - 3:03 AM

She is soooo cute!!!

case barreoltt August 6, 2022 - 3:08 AM

YouTube reportedly is now censoring videos that call out groomers. Media Matters – run by James Alefantis’ ex David Brock – is behind this, according Elijah Schaffer. No surprise! Big Tech & Media Matters is pro-pedophile. We’ve known this for years.

Huncho Jack August 6, 2022 - 3:11 AM

They take advantsge of government loop holes and make it hard for us white americans and canadians to get ahead when they come here and pump and dump our economy

Antwon August 6, 2022 - 3:15 AM

Asians told me in comments said they haven't ever allowed African in China don't like African. I told them I would spread the word. 🤣🤣🤣

Jessica Hasper August 6, 2022 - 3:16 AM

It's embarrassing to even hear that. What is wrong with people it's like we're back in the 20's with all of this openly racist hate? It's sad!

Blackmantravel August 6, 2022 - 3:21 AM

Its been an emotion last 500 years for the black community.

Mr Ch33seHed August 6, 2022 - 3:27 AM

I wanna hear what other ethnicities are receiving. Maybe it's the same person behind the voicemails 🤔

Andre August 6, 2022 - 3:30 AM

Sounds like a blue collar Italian American guy