During the same meeting where the resolution was declared, Dr. Peter Beilenson referred to Asian Americans as “yellow folks.”
SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. — The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors declared racism as a public health issue Tuesday but not without controversy.
During the same meeting where the resolution was passed, Sacramento County Health Director Dr. Peter Beilenson referred to Asian Americans as “yellow folks.”
Timothy Fong, a professor of Ethnic Studies at Sacramento State, explained to ABC10 why it is problematic to refer to Asian Americans as “yellow.”
“I will obviously make sure in the future to talk about Asian Americans and Asian Pacific Islanders, which is what I normally do.”