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Old 09-30-2018, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Japan
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In the 19th century Asians arguably faced more discrimination than any other people of color. The presence of African Americans was at least grudgingly accepted, but there were efforts to completely banish Chinese from the country. Then there was the Japanese internment in the 20th century, something that was suffered by no other group of color. One of these days I plan to do a thread about this.

I think progressives and Democrats have fallen down in terms of outreach to Asians. It seems to be assumed that they are doing fine on their own, and don't need help. That attitude needs to change! In 2012, Obama got 73% of the Asian vote, according to exit polls. But in the 2012 mid-terms, Asians voted 50%-49% Republican.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...s-in-midterms/
RNC chair Reince Preibus had initiated an aggressive program of outreach to Asians.

If we allow the perception that Democrats only care about certain groups of color, the party is going to be in deep trouble in the future. Showing sensitivity to the US history of anti-Asian discrimination would be a start.
Do Asian Americans really want their historical victimhood played up to the nth degree?

There's already been a fair bit of that since generating anti-white resentment is really about all the Dems can do to hold their coalition together. In the end I doubt it will ever be enough though. Asians simply don't share enough of the same interests with blacks and Hispanics to remain politically united.
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Liberals don't have an issue with minorities -- or so I am told.

Isn't it the conservatives that have their knickers in a knot about all the minorities becoming the majority.....lol.
Oh yes. Some of these so-called conservatives love to extol Asian Americans as the model minority to bash Latinos and African Americans...but get all freaked out when some municipalities and schools become majority Asian - then it's "they're taking over, they're not assimilating, they don't speak English, they jack up the real estate prices - red alert!"
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Don't let only one narrative or stereotype influence your opinions.

There are plenty of Asians in America who experience the same problems of poverty and disenfranchisement that other racial groups do. Just because some groups of Asians seem to excel at school and earn high incomes, and the media only focuses on those asian americans, doesn't mean they all achieve financial and professional successes. And it certainly doesn't mean Asians in America who do struggle financially are not deserving of the same consideration given to other races.

This racial group has the biggest and fastest-growing income divide



Asian Americans are falling through the cracks in data representation and social services
Well said.
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Old 09-30-2018, 11:46 PM
 
Location: USA
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There are also cultural forces at play here. Asian culture in general tends to value education very highly. Parents of kids tend to be very strict, and push their kids towards things that pay such as medicine, or computer science.

And of course if you're an immigrant trying to escape poverty, the sure bet way to do is to hammer those math, science, and programming books.
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