Former Prime Minister, Edison James, has described senior counsel Anthony Astaphan as one who “hates black people he cannot control”.
According to James despite Astaphan’s marriage to a black woman he despises those out of his control. He compared Astaphan’s love for black people to a hunter’s love for his dog, showing affection when his bidding is done then feeding him the bones after the flesh is consumed.
Meanwhile, Astaphan responded to the accusation saying that no one has been a more of a champion for Dominican rights than himself, to the point of being thrown in jail for the very ones he was trying to protect.
He says James’ statements could be the biggest lie ever told about him, as it shows James’ ignorance and dishonesty.
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