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Dr. Nhi Lieu :: Quoted in Austin American-Statesman

Nhi T. Lieu discusses McCain and his usage of the term "gook".

Posted: November 12, 2008
Nhi Lieu , an assistant professor of American studies at the University of Texas, pointed to McCain's visit to Orange County, Calif., home of Little Saigon , several years ago, when he publicly used the term "gook," to refer to his North Vietnamese enemies. Though older Vietnamese were more forgiving, younger Vietnamese perceived it as a racial epithet, she said.
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