In case anyone is interested, there’s been this huge fight among Asian American media producers. It’s between a blogger called Love Life of an Asian Guy and all the other liberals. Each is accusing the other of being “anti-Black” and having anti-Black intentions (even though LLAG supposedly is dating a Black woman, and even though Asian progressives are some of the biggest backers of Black Lives Matter.) I find it very ironic. First of all, all the participants are on the same side of the political spectrum–why are they attacking each other? I could understand if it were Asian Liberals vs. Asian Conservatives, or even Asian Far Left Crazies vs. Asian Normal People (which is the most common but understandable battle), but these liberals are politically not that far apart. Second of all, it seems like the main point of contention is gender and feelings towards people of another race–neither of which has anything to do with Asian-ness.
(Yeah, I know people will argue that a person’s gender is inseparable from who they are. But as I’ve been saying for the last twenty years, it’s not as if Asian men get more air-time than Asian women.)
I was “woke,” but I think it’s best for me to go back to sleep. Seriously, not only is this last fight a fight than no one can win, it’s also a fight that makes no sense. In fact, this fight illustrates the one-sided political nature of Asian American politics. For all the talk about diversity, there’s not enough political diversity out there.