Montgomery County Council candidate targeted by racism

Montgomery County Council at-large candidate Hoan Dang posted to Facebook yesterday that after attending the first-anniversary fundraiser for the Montgomery County chapter of Communities United Against Hate, his campaign received a racist Facebook message from Rockville resident Dor Jacob Lachovizer.

Dang, a Vietnamese-American whose family immigrated to the United States in 1975, issued a statement in response to the racist attack.

A Miner Detail contacted Dor Jacob Lachovizer, 22, via Facebook Messanger with questions about his attack on Dang. Below is the Facebook conversation that unfolded.

A Miner Detail: Good Evening, My name is Ryan Miner. I am a reporter for I saw today that a candidate running for County office in Montgomery County shared a comment you made to him. Could you explain why you made the comment? Your post has been distributed. I’m reporting on the story and had a couple of questions for you. Are you a racist? Why did you make the comment you did about Mr. Dang?

Lachovizer: I’m an observationalist
A Miner Detail: Could you explain to me what that means?
Lachovizer: I’m tired of self loathing politicians
A Miner Detail: Are you prejudice against Asian-Americans?
Lachovizer: They want to talk non sense all day, I can to. Are you prejudice against American?
A Miner Detail: You told an Asian-American to “go back home.” What does that mean?
Lachovizer: That means I want him to go back where ever he came from, no matter where that be and keep his narcissistic self loathing to himself
Lachovizer: I’m far from a racist. My grandpa is a holocaust survivor. Of auswtich
A Miner Detail: You said in your comment that “these Chinese people are quietly taking over.” What does that mean?
Lachovizer: am i getting paid for this? the russains pay me more
A Miner Detail: Do you expect to be paid? I am writing a story about your remarks and would appreciate if you could answer my questions. Thanks.

Lachovizer again attacked Dang on his campaign Facebook page shortly after A Miner Detail contacted him with questions about his previous attack.

Lachovizer’s Facebook feed is filled with alt-right propaganda and pro-Donald Trump postings and memes. 

About Ryan
Ryan Miner is Editor in Chief, Founder and Publisher of Miner is the sole reporter and columnist at, covering Maryland news, politics, business, education, national, state and local government. Miner is the host of A Miner Detail Podcast.

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