The Chinese Americans for Progress and Equality (CAPE) denounce TV host Bob Beckel's recent racist comments

On July 10th, 2014, Mr. Bob Beckel said during on his “The Five” show, “Chinese are the single biggest threat to the national security of the U.S.  Do you know what we just did? As usual, we bring them over here and teach a bunch of Chinamen – err, Chinese people – how to do computers and then they go back to China and hack into us.”

Beckel’s ill-considered remarks about Chinese people is totally baseless and an insult to all hard working Chinese Americans. The pejorative word “Chinamen” has long been considered a derogatory and offensive meaning.

We, the Chinese Americans for Progress and Equality (CAPE), joining with California State Sen. Ted Lieu, State Sen. candidate Peter Kuo, Saratoga City Council candidate Yan Zhao, Silicon Valley Chinese Association and many other organizations, demand Fox News Host Bob Beckel to be immediately removed from his position and to issue a formal apology to the public for his racist statements and derogatory language.