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‘You and your people’: Iowa senator’s ‘compliment’ towards Korean American judge ignites stereotype debate

Lucy Koh gets a "compliment" from Senator

A Korean American judge received a microaggressive remark during her U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

The remark: Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), 88, lauded judicial nominee Lucy Koh’s tenacity in the hearing but closed off his comments with what many are pointing out as stereotypical and outdated, according to the Washington Post.

Aaron Persky: The Judge Who Gave Brock Turner an Easy Sentence is Also a Stanford Athlete

The 54-year-old judge who last week sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to a lenient sentence for sexual assault has been revealed to be an alum and former athlete of Stanford University as well.

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky gave Turner a sentence of six months in jail and three years probation for sexually assaulting a woman at a campus fraternity party.