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House GOP candidate calls for Texas-wide ban on Chinese students

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  • Shelley Luther, a Republican candidate running for Texas House, said Chinese students should be banned from the state’s universities.
  • Luther made headlines in 2020 after refusing to shut down her salon in Dallas amid emergency orders.
  • Rep. Gene Wu, a Democrat from Houston, slammed Luther’s remarks as “racist” and called for a public apology.

A Texas Republican candidate for the House of Representatives has ignited controversy after calling for a ban on Chinese students from universities in the state.

“Chinese students should be BANNED from attending all Texas universities,” Shelley Luther originally wrote in a since-revised tweet. “No more communists!”