From the San Francisco Chronicle:
By Jill Tucker Updated 6:26 pm PDT, Monday, September 10, 2018
A controversial San Francisco school board candidate withdrew from the race Monday after recent media reports exposed derogatory comments she made in Chinese about transgender rights and the sexuality of her opponents.
On WeChat, a Chinese messaging service, Josephine Zhao described other school board candidates as “two transgender candidates … fighting for the title of ‘first transgender commissioner’ … also three homosexuals. Their highest priority for education would be to spread ideologies,” according to translations by Mission Local.
I blame Trump for causing divisiveness among the diverse.
… the online news site used up to nine Cantonese translators to review her comments …
No expense may be spared in protecting the amour propre of the transgender. Just ask them and they’ll let you know.
… Before her exit, she was considered among the top contenders in a field of 19 candidates for three open seats, raising $77,000 — far more than any of her competitors. She also collected a strong lineup of endorsements, including support from Mayor London Breed and state Sen. Scott Wiener.
“While I do not believe that Josephine is transphobic or homophobic, I do believe that her current comments in combination with older, hurtful comments have created an atmosphere of distrust,” Breed said in a statement Monday. “Josephine has made real strides personally in her understanding and support for the LGBT community … but she has more work to do.”
Mayor Breed is famously diverse t0o, although I can’t precisely remember if London Breed is San Francisco’s glass ceiling-shattering first mayoral Sheepdog-American, Entree-American, or Raincoat-American.
That reminds me … Remember when Hillary was going to celebrate her victory on Election Night 2016 by ending her acceptance speech on stage by having a literal Glass Ceiling fall on her head? Or was she going to ascend into the rafters on a wire and smash the Glass Ceiling by headbutting it? I can’t think of anything I’d more trust Robbie Mook and John Podesta to get right than that.