Election Mailer Calls for New Jersey School Board Candidates to Be Deported
A racist attack on two Asian school board candidates in central New Jersey came in the form of a postcard that read, “The Chinese and Indians are taking over our town!”
The postcard, which was mailed to residents in Edison, included photos of Jingwei (Jerry) Shi and Falguni Patel with “DEPORT” stamped over their faces.
Mimicking President Trump’s campaign slogan, the postcard also declares “Make Edison Great Again” and “Chinese school! Indian school! Cricket fields! Enough is Enough!”
The other side of the postcard reads, “Stop the outsiders! Let’s take back our Edison.”
Patel, an Indian-American corporate and immigration lawyer, told New Jersey 101.5, “I’m obviously disgusted by it, to say the least.”
“I was born and raised in New Jersey. To see the word ‘deport’ on my picture — where are you going to deport me to? Really it’s just outrageous,” she added.