I have an alert that comes when the NY Times writes about “Asian American(s).” It recently alerted me to the publication of this article. In the e-mail summary, it read:
The Alt-Right’s Asian Fetish
By AUDREA LIM
How the “model minority” myth blends with racist ideology.
At first, I didn’t click it because I thought I would be disappointed. Then finally, I clicked it…and was disappointed.
I linked a longer article on the same topic a couple of months back. The difference between what I want to see and what I actually see in the media can be summed up in two words: personal responsibility. I’m really not so surprised that the Alt-Right is into Asian women, and I’m not so surprised that Asian women are into Alt-Right white guys. Asian women are often conservative, so there’s no surprise that conservative guys would like them. Many (though of course not all) Asian women also love and idolize White guys, so there should be no surprise there either. What is surprising is that writers in major newspapers continue to talk about problems and ONLY point the finger at White guys. If racist Alt-Right White guys are marrying Asian women, you can’t just question the White guys. Obviously Asian women are also choosing the Alt-Right. Shouldn’t this be at least as big of a story? Or are Asian women now considered a Protected Minority (except when it comes to college admissions)?
And please, let’s drop this “model minority” nonsense. Instead, take a look at those Asian numbers. They look pretty darn good, and it’s because our elders did exactly the opposite of what we’re doing today; our elders took personal responsibility. Unless “model minority” becomes a goal rather than an excoriation of Asian values by extreme liberals, I don’t want to hear it. The way the liberals use it is a form of deflection coaching. Using this tactic not only turns us against our elders and the greater American society, it also serves to hinder progress within the African American community.
Until more of us begin to take responsibility and encourage others to take responsibility for the state of affairs in this country, I see no progress.