There's an interesting story on the debate about racial preferences within Asian-American groups.
In the 1980s, San Francisco’s prestigious Lowell High School required Chinese applicants to score higher on an admissions index than whites, blacks and even other Asians as part of a legal mandate to diversify its schools.
Cheng, a Lowell graduate, couldn’t believe that was fair or even legal. But when he turned to Asian-American civil rights groups, they were of no help.
“These organizations, which all came of age largely as the ‘yellow’ affiliates of the NAACP and civil rights establishment, they said, ‘Hey there’s nothing to see here,’ ” Cheng said.
So he helped form a legal foundation and sued.
That's not surprising.
Asian and Jewish groups both are often staffed by lefties with no actual commitment to their communities, but an unshakable commitment to leftist dogma and their own careers. They don't represent their communities. They're Trojan horses used by the left to occupy them.
New York Assemblyman Ron Kim, a Democrat, said conservatives pigeonhole Asians as the “model minority,” but progressives on the left, such as de Blasio, vilify Asian-Americans instead of seeing them as partners.
“They rank us at the bottom of what it means to be a minority. They don’t consider us as minorities,” Kim said. “They’re shunning us from right and left, and we’re stuck in this dreadful space where we’re always questioning ourselves: Where do we belong?”
As I spelled out previously in the Victim Value Index, minorities are valued by the left based on their disruptiveness and shock value. As a result, Asians barely qualify while Muslims top the rankings.
Surveys have shown broad Asian support for affirmative action policies, says Karthick Ramakrishnan, a public policy professor at the University of California, Irvine and founder of AAPI Data, which provides data on Asian-Americans.
But overall support dropped to below two-thirds in 2016, he said, driven by changing attitudes of one demographic in particular: Asian America’s largest ethnic group, Chinese-Americans.
In 2012, 78 percent of Chinese-Americans said they supported race-based affirmative action; in 2016, the figure was 41 percent.
This is arguably an example of what a difference spreading awareness can make.
Once people realize that they have skin in the game and that a particular policy is hurting them, it can wake them up and turn them into a political opposition. I think that Jews and Asians will end up having a very unpleasant wake up call as the Democrats increasingly become the party of left-wing radicals, and their leadership wallows even deeper in the racial tribalism of hate groups like Black Lives Matter.