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Alaska Democratic Party Demands Real Apology from Congressman Young Over Racial Slur


ANCHORAGE: Mike Wenstrup, Chair of the Alaska Democratic Party, demanded today that Congressman Don Young fully apologize for using an offensive racial slur in a recent public radio interview with KRBD, in which he referred to Latinos as “wetbacks.” Congressman Young has, thus far, said he didn’t mean to offend anyone by using the racial slur.

“Congressman Don Young reached a new low on Thursday when he used a racial slur about Latinos in a radio interview. Even for Don Young, this comment is appalling.  Congressman Young’s offensive remarks are completely out of step with Alaskans’ values and we demand that he do the right thing and apologize for using this abhorrent racial slur about our families and neighbors,” said Mike Wenstrup, Chair of the Alaska Democratic Party.

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