Why Trump and Liberals Could Be a Nightmare for Asian Americans

Why Trump and Liberals Could Be a Nightmare for Asian Americans

Racism_1482725144-300x300 Why Trump and Liberals Could Be a Nightmare for Asian Americans

Excellent article on this topic.

Basically, the road ahead could be rough for Asian Americans.  We live in a society that’s indifferent to racism towards Asian Americans.  Guys like Trump will inflame China, and by doing so he will indirectly make life more difficult for anyone who looks Asian in America.  This is simply how America works.  Asian Americans are also being attacked by the liberals who simply turned their cheeks when confronted by racism against Asians.  It is time for Asians to wake up and see the truth.  The most basic thing Asian Americans need to do is vote with our wallets and support causes that matter to us.

Here is some noteworthy info from the article:

“Now that Donald Trump has been elected to the presidency, I have the niggling feeling that the chickens are about to come home to roost on this anti-Asian sentiment propagated by Asian progressives in the liberal media.

 
It is worth remembering that in the early days of the election – as I pointed out here – sinophobia-tinged economic tough-talk gave rise to a number of xenophobic comments by politicians from all sides of the political spectrum. Trump even racially caricatured Asians with a mock “Asian” accent to the full enjoyment and applause of his gathered supporters and barely a head shake of disapproval from our “allies” on the left.
 
Noticeable about the election campaigning was that even though there was so much eye-winking and nudge-nudging anti-Asian rhetoric, this apparent widely-held xenophobia and the casual anti-Asian racism it reveals never became an election issue in the way that anti-Muslim, and anti-Hispanic immigration rhetoric became a significant talking point for those opposed to Trump. Our liberal allies seemed not too invested in championing anti-Asian racism as a political cause. The reason is that anti-Asian racism is so casually expressed and normative in our society that, likely, few in mainstream America thought that there was any issue at all.”
 

“When it comes to culturally influential and prominent supporters, she had people like Chris Rock, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Shaq,and Rosie O’Donnell, to name a few. It would not be too much of an exaggeration to say that individually and collectively, even this limited sample of liberal/leftist wields significant influence in our culture and society. Merely by virtue of the platforms made available to these celebs, their statements on any issue have the potential to reach huge swathes of people and influence these viewers’ attitudes. This is why electioneering politicians seek the support of such celebrities – they can reach hundreds of thousands of followers and spread political messages via already-established media platforms.

Chris Rock’s racial stereotyping of Asians at the Oscars was viewed by tens of millions of people – worldwide – and was presented at an event held by a notoriously liberal and “progressive” Hollywood establishment in an atmosphere of casual acceptance of its racist content, followed up by non-committal, sniggering media reporting on the subject. All of these celebs have significant followings and at various times in their careers have served as role models and leaders for thousands of fans, which means that they role-modeled casual anti-Asian racism to untold numbers of people.

The liberal left’s tolerance of anti-Asian racism and its unqualified acceptance of high-profile liberal supporters who casually voice such sentiment showed America that progressive Democrats’ self-righteous moral posturing on race was a farce. It all boils down to simple logic. If the pursuit of racial equality and upholding of the dignity of minorities are universal principles, then, by definition, these principles must be applied to all minorities. As I have shown, high-profile supporters of the liberal left routinely propagate stereotypes of Asians and spout anti-Asian racism, but are still proudly paraded by liberal politicians as upholders of universal principles of racial justice and equality.

That means that as an Asian-American, I am being asked by Asian progressive activists to support a party that seeks out the vote-winning power of celebs who unapologetically expressed racial bigotry towards me, and who represent an industry that routinely excludes Asians from participating in it. Donald Trump and his ilk are the devils we know. Liberal leftists are the devil in disguise, pretending to uphold universal principles while at the same time welcoming supporters who role-model and promote anti-Asian racism.”