John McCain has been gratuitously using the word “gook” since he returned from Vietnam. While speaking about his new book, John McCain’s Racism and Why it Matters, Irwin Tang explains that McCain’s use of this dehumanizing war term in the mass media reflects poor character and judgment and perpetuates racism in this country. Do we really want a president who has proven himself grossly insensitive to war victims and racism?

Elizabeth Giegerich

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