Systemic racism is real.
Not the phony systemic racism of the New York Times’ 1619 Project hoax or any of its numerous stories alleging systemic racism, microaggressions or any of the other racial hoaxes that the paper pushes daily.
And this time around it gingerly addresses the real systemic racism that the paper and the faction and the movement its part of have dedicated themselves to upholding and defending through protest rallies, court action and propaganda.
“When it came time to fill out his college application form, Max Li chose not to declare his race. Even though he knew his last name sounded Chinese, he selected “prefer not to say.”
An easy tell for systemic racism is that the people who have to hide their race are the ones discriminated against, while the ones who loudly broadcast it are the ones who benefit from racial discrimination.
And racial privilege.
“And don’t bother checking the race box on the common application unless you’re Latino or Black”
Systemic racism. It’s right where the media refuses to look 99% of the time.
“It doesn’t make me happy to tell ninth graders that there are musical instruments they shouldn’t play or academic pursuits they shouldn’t engage in because it’s going to make them look bad because of their ethnicity,” Mr. Chada said.
It probably doesn’t make the New York Times happy to discuss the systemic racism it’s upholding either.
Grace Ou, 17, a senior at Galileo Academy of Science and Technology in San Francisco, said that in her college application essays she planned to write about her identity.
It was a turnaround from her younger years, when classmates sometimes made her feel that she was “too Asian” because she played the violin and had a Chinese middle name.
That changed when several Chinese family friends and acquaintances in Ms. Ou’s working-class community in San Francisco were attacked during the pandemic, part of a recent wave of anti-Asian hate incidents across the country. Seeing the strength of her community in that vulnerable moment made her determined to embrace her identity as an Asian American woman, she said.
“In terms of college applications, I don’t think I’m going to try to stay away from that,” she said. “It is who I am.”
Here’s an absurd notion from a non-racist imaginary nation where MLK’s “content of character” line was seriously intended and received, what if we base admissions on academic achievement, not race, on ability, not personal background essays, on ambition, not on diversity? Maybe we’d have cities on the moon and flying cars instead of battering each other in the streets and on a dystopic internet.
Crazy, I know. Kind of like students having to hide their race while being accused of racial privilege by proximity to whiteness.