Democrat Bettie Cook Scott, a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, is under fire for making racist slurs and offensive comments about her Asian-American opponent, Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit).
Multiple witnesses, including Chang's husband Sean Gray, told the Detroit Metro Times that they heard Scott, who is black, refer to Stephanie Chang as "ching-chang" and "the ching-chong" to voters outside polling stations during the August 7 primary election.
Chang and Scott were running in the Democratic primary for state Senate District 1. Chang easily won the primary race, garnering 49 percent of the vote; Scott came in third with 11 percent.
Stephanie Chang's husband, who's black, said Scott scolded him as a "fool" for marrying Chang.
"I asked her not to speak about my wife in that manner," Gray said. "She said to the voter that 'these immigrants from China are coming over and taking our community from us.' Further, she said it 'disgusts her seeing black people holding signs for these Asians and not supporting their own people.'"