Did no one interview this dumb@$$ before she got a job as a “diplomat”???
A U.S. diplomat’s remarks calling Indian Tamils “dark” and “dirty” has national leaders calling for her to be expelled from the country.
Maureen Chao, an American consul diplomat in India, shocked students at SRM University in southern India Friday when she recounted her first trip to the country in 1989.
“I was on a 24-hour trip from Delhi to Orissa. But, after 72 hours, the train still did not reach the destination…and my skin became dirty and dark like the Tamilians,” Chao told students, according to the Hindustan Times.
Chao’s comments enraged the Tamil community, an Indian ethnic group, with leaders calling for her to be kicked out of the country.
“This remark which smacks of racism is highly condemnable,” said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in a letter to the U.S. consul obtained by The Hindu.
“I would like to request you to impress upon Ms. Maureen Chao that she has to withdraw this remark and also apologize for having made such a comment on the Tamils,” Jayalalithaa said.
What the hell was this broad thinking about? There’s no way she could have thought that “dark” and “dirty” would be acceptable ways to describe a group of people. SMH