In the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, Judge Bruce Schroeder received criticism from leftist internet trolls for referencing “Asian food” as the court dismissed for lunch.
As Judge Schroeder dismissed the court for lunch on Thursday, the alleged “faux pas” occurred, mocking Biden’s supply chain crisis.
“Let’s hope for one o’clock; I don’t know, the uh, hope the Asian food isn’t coming — it isn’t on one of those boats in Long Beach Harbor,” he said.
The outrage was swift; nearly 24 hours earlier, the internet was ablaze over the judge’s ringtone, possibly “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood or “Southern Cross” by ultra-left-wing Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
“Judge in Kyle Rittenhouse trial makes inappropriate Asian food joke,” headlined CNN.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), president and executive director John Yang claimed the judge’s joke will put the Asian community “in the crosshairs of micro aggressions as well as actual physical violence,” stressing that the comments indicate the judge’s lack of “cultural sensitivity.”
“Any Asian American that sees or hears his statement will understand that he is making fun of or mocking our community,” Yang said. “This is a great illustration of how Asian Americans are not immune from racial bias and discrimination in our criminal justice system.”
Columbia University professor Mae Ngai added, “All I can say is, Ugh. Old racist stereotypes die hard.”
Twitter did little to moderate the onslaught of condemning the judge as an apologetic racist.