Bobby Rush rants about the institutional racism of Daley’s City Hall, but he exposes his own hypocrisy by his treatment of Asian-Americans on his Walk for Change, during which he repeatedly called a Chinese restaurateur “Ms. Eggroll” [February 5]. That’s the equivalent of calling a Latino “Mr. Taco” or an African-American “Ms. Collard Greens.” Rush relies on a demeaning nickname based on stock ethnic images instead of finding out the proprietor’s name. His marginalization of that Asian-American store owner shows that despite his talk, Rush is only interested in promoting certain groups at the expense of equal respect for all–which doesn’t deserve our vote.

Victoria Kuohung

Raymond Nomizu