Uh huh.

Words fail me. Yes, they do.

Civil Court Judge Fred Kieser Jr. of Metuchen told the Senate Judiciary Committee that in 2005 he instructed a woman seeking payment for her daughter’s tuition at Middlesex County College not to treat her ex-husband “as a cash register, that this is not a free lunch.”

He also told the woman “no tickee, no laundry,” a racial slur mocking Chinese laundy services that require a claim ticket before returning clothes, after she failed to provide proof of her daughter’s enrollment, Kieser said. “I also indicated that the petitioner’s daughter was a sponge.”

The judge initially defended himself by saying he did not see the language as a slur.

“The litigants were African Americans and the racial slur, I think, was a slur against Asians,” he said. “Again, there’s no excuse for it. All I’m saying is there is a difference, at least in my mind there is.”

One thought on “Uh huh.

  1. You’re right, the article speaks for itself.

    And I should not even be surprised by those ignorant comments following the article, but … yeah, I just shouldn’t be surprised.

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