Thanks, E, for sending this excellent and timely article: The Coddling of the American Mind. In this Atlantic article, the author discusses how “trigger warnings” and other liberal extremist projects may be contributing to mental health problems among college students and young workers. I’ve blogged about this fanatical nonsense before. If every response to a serious question is “you’re racist” or “you better check your privilege” or “is that a threat?” or you say that the validity of basic math is “dehumanizing,” you’re not going to go anywhere with your argument. But worst of all, you’re hurting people by creating a world where young people don’t have to face reality. They can remain children their entire lives, throwing tantrums whenever they feel like it.
Sorry for the lack of updates. I’ve been busy pondering some big life decisions for my kids. (Or maybe not. They always seem big to parents.)
So two pieces of news. First, thank you ChineseMom for sending this article from the NY Post about how changing the elite public schools admissions test in New York City will primarily hurt poor Asian immigrants. It’s very interesting how the far-left has co-opted our language, redefining “fair” as something that is exactly the opposite. Instead of studying how some black children can and do succeed, activists put all their effort into gaming the criteria. The article correctly states that this will punish poor Asians, many of whom arrive in this country poor and unable to speak English. But hey, it’s “fair!”
Check out this article. Then check out Edward Blum’s Project on Fair Representation. If a college admissions office discriminates against you because you’re Asian, you have recourse. It looks like Project on Fair Representation covers all legal expenses.
Disclaimer: I don’t know whether this works or not. I’ve never met Edward Blum and can’t speak to how he handles things, although I saw some level of victory in Fisher. Legal action is a pain in the ass, no matter which side you’re on. But I do think we need more Jian Li’s and others who are willing to stand up for what’s right.
Yikes. Someone claimed–though there’s absolutely no record of it–that a pop singer named Lorde called Bieber and some other pop group “ugly.” Now Lorde’s boyfriend, who happens to be Asian, has become the target of racial vitriol. Check it out here. It’s all over the place–comparisons to Mao Tse-Tung, penis jokes, “ching chong” comments, you name it. It’s sad, but that’s gotta take a toll on a relationship. It’s really unfortunate, especially since it doesn’t look like Lorde did anything to provoke this racist outrage.
Caught this story from Randall Yip on AsAm News. An Asian guy was on Holland’s Got Talent, and right off the bat, before even hearing the dude sing, one of the White judges, a corny dude by the name of Cornelis Heuckeroth, who goes by Gordon (not sure what that’s about), makes a lame Chinese food takeout joke about the guy’s name. “Which number on you singing, #39 with rice?” Haha…the White racist douchebag in ugly, overdone clothing just cracks me up!
But as Randall mentions, it gets worse. The douchebag keeps milking the racist Chinese food joke for all it’s worth.
Let’s move along with our attempt at categorizing the tricks and techniques people use to steer Asian American activists off course. (We just covered Jock Challenge.)
Deflection Coaching is when someone offers really bad advice for fixing a social problem. This bad advice, also known as a Deflection Tactic, is intended to waste the activists’ time and energy, as well as to deflect his or her mental or emotional focus. As in chess, it takes a player’s attention away from the real threat. The Deflection Coach will adopt a paternalistic attitude while simultaneously trying to assume the position of trusted friend and father figure. An example of Deflection Coaching can be found on the Celebrity Club page, where a White guy tells us that the solution to the IR disparity is simply for Asian men to hit on black women. It’s the same solution that HBD czar Steve Sailer mentions in “Is Love Colorblind?” As King mentions, this “solution” is not very well thought out.
…and not only is she Indian, but she’s a dark-skinned Indian American woman. I saw someone say that her darker complexion would have made it harder for her to win such a pageant in India. Congratulations to Nina Davuluri. It’s great that she’ll be in the limelight, challenging our views on America and on beauty.
Some people, however, aren’t too happy. Immediately after her win, the Twitter universe went crazy, with people calling her an Arab, insinuating that she was part of Al Qaeda, questioning whether she’s really American, etc.
I don’t own a TV, so I usually don’t watch anything other than a few cooking shows on Hulu. However, Big Brother has been all over the news, so I decided to check out some of the footage. According to this excellent opinion piece, it’s a lab experiment in overt racism. I couldn’t agree more.
So someone sent this article to me. It’s about a racist-themed frat party at Duke, where a bunch of non-Asian people wore conical hats and geisha outfits to get their kicks. The intent of the party was clear:
“Herro Nice Duke Peopre!!” read the opening line in the email inviting Dukies to “the return of Kappa Sigma Asia Prime.”