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Fiona Martin’s denial of racist mistake makes the whole sorry saga infinitely worse

There’s not an Asian Australian I know, including myself, who doesn’t feel triggered by the double down from Liberal candidate for Reid, Fiona Martin, after she clearly mistook the identity of her opponent this week. During a radio interview with 2GB on Wednesday, Martin and her ALP rival Sally Sitou became combative about their allegiance to the electorate they’re both fighting to lead. “I grew up in Reid,” Martin said. “I went to school at Five Dock and Strathfield.” Sitou, a Chinese-Australian doctoral researcher living in Homebush, then asked, “Where do you live?”, prompting Martin to say she had…