Democrat Asian U.S. Senators, Tammy Duckworth and Mazie Hirono, voted in favor of University discrimination against Asians. Buried by the media, except for this editorial in the Wall Street Journal, was an amendment added to the legislation that would stop universities from discrimination against Asians in their admissions practices. All Democrats voted it down.
The GOP amendment was a single sentence. It said no college “may receive any Federal funding if the institution has a policy in place or engages in a practice that discriminates against Asian Americans in recruitment, applicant review, or admissions.”
All Republicans voted for the amendment, which was sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Democrats voted it down, 49-48.
After the conviction of Chauvin, the killing of Adam Toledo in Chicago, and the latest shooting by police in Columbus, Ohio I think it’s clear it’s time for police to stand down. I’m not saying quit or get defunded. I’m saying stand down. Do not intervene. Wait for the crime to be committed and come in for the arrest afterward. I can’t see at this point how any police officer should be willing to step in between criminals and the crime they want to commit. Protecting other people and property aren’t worth killing people or cops losing their lives and careers.
Ma’Khia Bryant is seen in the video below fighting with people. The police arrive and try to get people’s attention. It’s a chaotic scene with Bryant heading towards a woman wearing looking like she’s about to stab the woman with what looks like a knife. The officer shoots Byrant before she can stab anyone. Bryant dies. It seems the officer was trying to stop a killing. By taking action to stop one he committed another and now he’s to blame. Perhaps he should have just let things play out and clean up the aftermath.
We’ve gone from the militarization of police where they were trained in military tactics that should not be employed on the general public to those tactics reaping what they have sowed. The people are not the enemy of the police. Over time this training has worn thin with the public. Even with most police having the best of intentions training to shoot and kill to protect others’ lives and property only puts them in an unwinnable position. With today’s politics every violent result of a police interaction is viewed through the lens of race. Even when a police officer might be justified in saving his own life or saving another his action, if it is taken against someone of another race, will be viewed as a hate crime. There is no winning on any side.
Perhaps it’s time for real community policing. Let the public police themselves.
I read this opinion column in the Chicago Tribune this morning and it sickened me quite a bit. It seems people that are half in and half out of an ethnicity are the Rodney Dangerfields of race. We get no respect. But, honestly, why in the world do half-breeds care? Why in the world do you want to start out in life as a victim by default.
The girl writing the piece is a sophomore in high school. Not just any high school though. She goes to the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. I lived in the Chicago area for the last 53 of my 54 years and I never heard of it. From the wiki description it seems like an exclusive elite school. One thing I know is part of their curriculum is Victimhood 101. It has to be. Otherwise how can someone so young already feel as if whitey is out to get them? Sometimes people have so many advantages they need to create their own adversity.
The challenges we face are growing, not going away. According to a 2015 Pew Research Center study, nearly half of all multiracial Americans were under 18 years old. A whole generation of children are experiencing racism this nation does not see, and even their parents cannot relate to.
I like to talk about this subject specifically because I’m half Caucasian and half Asian. I was mixed race before it was cool. I’m the original multi-culti guy. When I was growing up in Chicago my family was the ONLY family in the phone book with the last name Bae. Even though the United States was not far removed from the Korean War and Vietnam was the war du jour most people I ran into didn’t know where Korea was or what a Korean person was. Hell, to be honest I didn’t know where Korea was either. My father was not very good at teaching us anything about Korea or Korean culture. He was far more busy working building his American Dream.
My mother, who is of the dreaded Caucasian persuasion, likes to the story about riding the bus in 1963 with my father and older brother people would crane their necks to see the baby looked like. There weren’t many interracial couples back then in Chicago so it was a natural curiosity. When I was growing up in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s people used to ask me all the time, “where are you from?”, or “what’s your nationality?” I never took offense to it. It was obvious from talking to me that I was from Chicago and I’m an American. What they were wondering is what was my ethnic makeup. It’s natural when it’s not obvious.
I don’t look Korean or White. At least in my opinion. And over the course of my life I’ve determined that I look more Native American than anything else. My older brother definitely looks more Korean than I do. Why do I know that? Because his eyes are slantier. That’s right… I said it. But apparently that is supposed to be offensive as if we all don’t know Asians have slanted eyes. Hello!! It’s a feature of the Asian face. It stares right back at you.
A few weeks ago, I was excitedly, nervously talking with my friends about the fact that in just a year we’ll have our driver’s licenses. Then a boy on the other side of the cafeteria shouted at me: “How are you going to see the road through those eyes?” I told him it wasn’t funny. I told him it was racist. But after that moment, I felt utterly alone. That’s the experience of being a multiracial kid in America.
This poor girl feels “utterly alone.” Give me a break. Does anyone honestly think it was less racist when I was growing up than now? Is joking about a person’s slanted eyes racist? I don’t think so. I also have a brother and sister that are full Korean from my father’s second marriage. I used to tease my sister all the time because she has tiny eyes. Was I being racist or just an older brother making fun of his sister?
My favorite author, Peter Ho Davies, writes that a Chinese-American biracial individual’s experience is not that of the two identities on either side of the hyphen; instead, it is the hyphen itself. “In their various ways, they feel themselves to be insufficiently Chinese or insufficiently American. That’s a tragedy if you think the choice is either/or. But I’d argue that there’s a third alternative, that’s equally authentic.”
In the United States the only identity you need to be concerned about is being American. Hyphenating yourself is just plain stupid and irrelevant. I don’t call myself a Korean-American or a Korean-Caucasian-American. I’m an American God damn it. If anything, people that are half one race and half another, should know better than anyone else that race is just a figment of our imaginations. It’s a way to differentiate between people that look different or come from different places. That’s it. It’s no more and no less. We’re all human on the inside.
I’ll tell a little secret (it’s not really a secret). When I was growing up the people showed more racism towards me were Korean people. Culturally they did not take to someone that was only half. It was like I was muddying the water. But it wasn’t all Korean people and it was the 1960’s and 1970’s. Different attitudes for different times. I didn’t let it taint me. I know a lot of really nice Korean people that treated me just like anyone else.
There is no need to jump on the race victim bandwagon. This trend is not one to join. When you’re a mixed race, race as a concept ceases to exist at that point. If anything you’re of mixed culture rather than race. My Korean side has a far different culture than the White side that was born and raised in Chicago.
Society must recognize that multiracial people cannot be shoehorned into a single box, nor can they be expected to check all the boxes. It must stop taking one look at me, note my Chinese features, disregard my Jewish insides and decide to hate me. Identity runs much deeper than what’s visible on the surface. We must call greater attention to our nation’s third alternative, our hyphen. Our identity is complex. It’s not binary. It’s multilayered. And, it’s perfectly imperfectly mixed.
Let me end my rant with this. I don’t give a rats ass what society thinks about me or my multiracial heritage. I don’t care about racial identities. I don’t care if I look Mexican to some or Native American to others. Identity is not complex. It’s pretty simple. I’m a human American. That’s my species and country of origin. End of story.
If you look at the statistics the answer is yes. The article below is very hard to argue against.
According to the Department of Justice, out here where I live in rural North Carolina, throughout all of 2019, there were a total of only 20 hate crime allegations in our 13 rural counties where the population adds up to 668,000. That means that throughout 2019, there were only 2.9 hate crime allegations per 100,000 people.
Guess what the hate crime number is in some of the most progressive, left-wing cities in America? Well, you don’t have to guess, because I have those numbers for you….
Portland, OR = 5.75 reported hate crime incidents per 100,000
Golly, gee, will you look at that! It is two and three times — and even ten times safer for a minority to live in Rural MAGA Country than it is in a oh-so progressive city populated and governed by Democrats.
How is that possible when we’re told that we are the racists? How is it possible that where all of America’s so-called racists live, where we all congregate, gather, own guns, and govern ourselves, there is less racism — and in most cases — MUCH less racism, than there is in cities filled with Democrats?
This is akin to the CNN reporter talking about mostly peaceful protests while buildings are burning in the background. How stupid is the world we live in now? Mayor Mike Elliott of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota should change his name to Mike Idiot.
Major League Baseball infamously cancelled the All-Star Game in Atlanta, Georgia supposedly because of “racist” changes to voting laws in Georgia. It’s being reported today they moved the game to Denver. Is this move racist? Denver is 91% white while Atlanta is 51% black.
I think MLB was being pragmatic in their move. They did a cost benefit analysis based on the amount of negative press the new voter law was getting and decided they didn’t want the All-Star Game and the MLB Draft to lose out in news coverage to the protests that were sure to happen outside Atlanta Braves’ Truist Park.
The funny part about the entire thing is that the voting laws in the two states are pretty much the same. And some of the laws in Georgia allow more access to voting than Colorado.
We need more judges like Judge Ho on the bench. He is a prime example of accomplishments made by President Trump on his judicial appointees. Judge Ho doesn’t see color or race when adjudicating cases. He sees the law. This is more important than ever.
The video below is from his testimony at a House Judiciary Committee hearing entitled, “The Importance of a Diverse Federal Judiciary” on March 25, 2021.
Here is a transcript of his statement.
Thank you for inviting me to testify. I am honored to join my distinguished colleagues from the judiciary. Our remarks today are akin to what we judges sometimes all concurring in the judgment. We agree on certain core principles, but I would like to offer my own reasoning. equality of opportunity is fundamental to who we are, and to who we aspire to be as a nation. And to my mind, that means two things. It means that we must do everything we can to ensure that everyone truly has the opportunity to succeed. And it means we must never bend the rules to favor anyone. Dr. King had it right. Choose people based on who they are, not what they look like. Let me begin by explaining how I began. I came to America from Taiwan, at a very young age. So you know, most kids grow up learning English from their parents, I grew up learning English from a bunch of Puppets from a place called Sesame Street. My classmates brought a kid’s lunchbox to school, I brought a bento box to school. My food seemed normal to me. But it smelled funny to my classmates, or so they were telling me. And I remember racial slurs and jokes on the playground, and on the football field. But I also learned that if you work hard and prove yourself, you can find your place in America. equality of opportunity is not something to be passive about. It’s something we should be passionate about. We must make sure that everyone has the opportunity to learn and to succeed, so that when Lose or Draw, at least you got a chance, no matter who you are. This is not just a talking point to me. It’s why I was honored to serve as co chair of the Judiciary Committee of the national Asian Pacific American Bar Association. It’s why I love talking to young lawyers and law students of every race and ideological stripe. It’s why I always say that if anyone is willing to forego other opportunities in their careers in order to enter public service, call me. I’ll take them to lunch and share what I know. But here’s the kicker. Once everyone has a full and fair opportunity to be considered, you pick on the merits. Both the Constitution and the Civil Rights Act make clear that it is wrong to hire people based on race. That’s the law for a wide range of jobs. But it would be especially wrong, I would submit to select judges based on race. It is true, I am the only Asian American on my court. I’m also the only immigrant on my court. But I would never suggest that a wise Asian would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white judge. That would be antithetical to our legal system and poisonous to civil society. No one should ever assume that I’m more likely to favor Asians or immigrants or anyone else, or that my colleagues are less likely to everyone should lose or when based on the law, period. That’s why Lady Justice wears a blindfold. That’s why judges wear black robes. And I don’t say this because I think race is no longer an issue in our country. I have received racist hate mail and racially disparaging remarks. Because of positions I’ve taken in my legal career. I’ve been treated differently because of the race of the person I’m married to. And I also remember back in high school, my college admissions advisor, tell me that my grades, sa t scores and activities were all strong enough to get me into my top choice of schools. If I was an agent, Now, I’m not saying any of this here to complain, whatever negative experiences, iPad, they pale, in comparison to the many blessings I’ve had living in this great country. I was not born an American. But I thank God every day, but I will die an American. My point is just that I don’t come to my views because I think racism is behind us. Rather, I come to my views precisely because racism is not behind us. Because the last thing we should do is divide people by race. The last thing we should do is to suggest that the racists are right. We don’t achieve equality of opportunity by denying it to anyone. We achieve it by securing it for everyone. So make no mistake, it would be profoundly offensive and un-American to tell the world that you’re restricting a judgeship to members of only one race, it’s offensive to people of other races. And it’s offensive to people of that race. Because you’re suggesting that the only way they’ll get the job Have you rigged the rules in their favor? as a judge, I have the profound honor of presiding over a naturalization ceremony every year. I do this to celebrate my own naturalization. Now, 39 years ago, people from all around the world come together in one room for one purpose to become an American. And it reminds me that what binds our nation is not a common race or religion or philosophical point of view. what unites us is not a common past, but a common hope for the future. A shared love of freedom and a mutual commitment to the Constitution, under the principle of equality of opportunity. Thank you.
Here is a link to the full hearing. It’s incredibly boring. Judge Ho’s statement is the highlight.
Seems Biden’s cabinet was looking a little too white for Senator Tammy Duckworth. So she blatantly said she will hold up all his appointments unless the Biden Administration vowed to diversify. How is this not racist? She is specifically excluding a group of people because of the color of their skin.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth and the White House broke an impasse over the Illinois Democrat’s pledge to block President Biden’s nominees who aren’t diverse candidates as a protest over a lack of Asian American representation in the new administration.
Under their deal announced late Tuesday, the White House will add a senior liaison to the community and, in exchange, Duckworth will support Biden’s nominees.
Duckworth wasn’t able to get her token deal without the help of another Democrat racist, Senator Mazie Hirono.
The about-face came after Duckworth and fellow Democrat Mazie Hirono of Hawaii pledged to vote no on any White House nominees who aren’t diverse candidates. Hirono said late Tuesday she too changed her position.
Race discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because he/she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features). Color discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of skin color complexion.
I don’t know how anyone thinks they can send a picture of a white KKK hood to any black person today. Yet California Democrat congressional candidate Liam O’Mara somehow thinks it’s appropriate to send it to Candace Owens. I suspect he’s emboldened because she is a black conservative. Send this to anyone else and you’re cancelled on the spot.
In this day and age I don’t see how Mr. O’Mara hasn’t committed a hate crime.