Angle Tells Hispanic Students They Look Asian

Comments made by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle to a group of Hispanic high school students is gaining national attention.

Sharron Angle spoke to the Hispanic Student Union at Rancho High School Friday afternoon after students expressed anger with her campaign's anti-illegal immigrant message.

"I don't know that all of you are Latino. Some of you look a little more Asian to me." She also added, "I've been called the first Asian legislator in our Nevada State Assembly."

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The response caused some students to gasp. The news media was not allowed to the question and answer event. Angle's exchange with students was secretly recorded on a cell phone by a student at the meeting.

The Angle campaign responded the candidate was referring to a time when a reporter mistakenly identified her Asian in the early 1990's. She maintains she was telling the students not to judge on stereotypes.

The students had asked Angle pointed questions about her political ads that show a stock photo of three Hispanics labeled as illegal's crossing the border. Angle defended the ads.

"I think that you're misinterpreting the commercial. I'm not sure that those are Latinos in that commercial. What it is - is a fence and there are people coming across that fence. What we know is our northern border is where the terrorists came through," Angle told the students.

 


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