Will Asian-Americans Kill Affirmative Action?

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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I’m afraid that Mickey Kaus is being rather optimistic here.

This is more of a temporary internal uprising. And with good reason. Asian-Americans generally poll as pro-affirmative action because they do benefit from it. What they poll against is proportional affirmative action in which quotas are tied to a percentage of the population.

It’s not a question of Asian-American groups opposing affirmative action, but opposing implementations of affirmative action that hurt them. If they ever do become an actual majority, they will probably swing a good deal to the right and vote conservative. But until then, this is something that the establishment can adjust to.

A lot of Asian-Americans as individuals are skeptical of affirmative action. The Change.org petition against SCA 5 is full of opinions that are on the conservative side. But the Asian-American political establishment is often just an adjunct of the Democratic Party, much like the American Jewish political establishment. It’s not about to drop one of its major selling points to minority voters.

 

wei zhang FREMONT, CA

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Aiqun Yu BERKELEY, CA

I believe racial preference in college admission is not the right practice and violates the

Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Children who study and work hard should deserve equal opportunity in college admission regardless of their race or gender.

yuanchun tian CAMPBELL, CA

Fairness is important! If a kid work harder and get better grade, no matter what, the kid should have better chance to go to desirable school!

Bing Bai PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ

I can’t see my “reason”, so I will repost it. This is the wrong approach to solve the alleged problem. America is about equal opportunity, not about equal entitlements. It won’t help the groups it was supposed to help, it will only discourage the correct motivation for going to a college. You can have more comprehensive exams in admission process, but you can not bias against race. This is not promoting humanity, this is against it.

Jasmine Li NAPERVILLE, IL

Any law/practice based on race – a concept already being deemed as political rather than scientific or rational – is unjustified.

Longtao Yu EDISON, NJ

Anything, anything based on racial background, skin color or gender is just fundamentally wrong. It’s just that simple. Period!

Don’t forget, Asian Americans is a small minority group too in this country. If Senator Hernandez can give a legitimate reason, other than racial background about why any other Americans should be treated differently than Asian Americans in the public education system, I’ll support it. But I am sure he can’t.

If I were an American with any other racial background, I wouldn’t have sought this kind of ‘support’, because it only means that my group is indeed weak and can’t really compete in terms of ability. I am asking for mercy because of my skin color and and It’s just disgraceful.

It’s really a shame that this kind of bill can even be submitted and discussed in the state level legislatures in 21st century. America is going backwards?

 

  • Gee

    Affirmative action is pure racism and nothing more

  • AG

    They better be careful or the Demobrats will just remove them from the groups who benefit from these racist pogroms. Then they’ll be in the same boat as whites and Jews.

    • k1

      Benefits like what that Asian American ever received from anybody, especially Demorats? And now the Latinos tried to make Asian American pay for the evils of slavery.

  • canto28

    Affirmative action is simply racial discrimination against whites (mainly), which is clearly unconstitutional and even specifically against Title 6 of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Furthermore, I think everyone knows it, especially federal judges, but this illegality & injustice is done, certainly without overt admission, as a charity to blacks who they believe just can’t hack it on their own merits and must have racial discrimination on their behalf. It has even been shown to do more harm than good

    http://cs.pn/Jz7ru9

    IMO black & white liberal academics want it anyway because it keeps alive the myth of the oppressed black hobbled by the “legacy of slavery”, which myth is still good as a sob story for many sorts of pro-black preferences. Politicians, being the low-life creatures most are, still demand it to buy the minority vote. Shamefully, the SCOTUS should have been ended. It should be ended ASAP.

  • Judahlevi

    People are not defined by their skin color or gender, they are defined by their minds. To assign a value to anyone based exclusively on their skin color is no different thinking than that of a racist.

    Affirmative action is collectivist garbage. It is light-skinned people condescending to people of other skin colors to assuage their collective guilt. It is discriminating against people today for discrimination in the past.

    Just as the Dred Scott decision by the US Supreme Court was wrong, so was the Grutter decision. You don’t cure discrimination by discrimination. You don’t define people by their bodies. The smallest minority is an individual.

  • Porkys2istan

    http://www.lagriffedulion.f2s.com/prop209.htm
    http://www.lagriffedulion.f2s.com/color_of_meritocracy.htm

    Asians (or at least NE Asians like Japanese, Chinese, and Koreans) will eventually realize that every ‘under qualified’ person given a job or college admission will affect THEM adversely.

  • neechian

    If only white people weren’t so afraid of pursuing their own self-interest. Of course, admitting that white people have any group interest at all would be a nice start.