The media loves to churn out, “What we don’t talk about when we talk about X” pieces. Those pieces are invariably talking about the things that the media talks about non-stop. Meanwhile, many of the things that it does talk about have notable omissions.
Anti-Asian hate crimes are constantly talked about, but not who’s committing them.
Oakland’s Chinatown had suffered over 20 attacks against the elderly and women in two weeks.
The wave of attacks against Asian people in Oakland, like the previous attacks in New York that I documented, are being carried out by minorities with a criminal record, not by conservatives.
Chinatown community members have been accused of “anti-blackness” for talking about the violence they’re facing in a city and state that no longer believe in fighting crime.
The San Francisco Gate has run two op-eds, from both angles, while politicians fidgeted nervously about a no-win scenario. It’s easier just to condemn racism, without addressing the perpetrators in question.
And that’s a rerun of the wave of antisemitic attacks in Brooklyn which were met the same way.
Meanwhile, the woke contingent keeps talking about the “trope” of Black-Asian Conflict. In this hilarious Brookings piece, two wokers try to blame Christian nationalism.
Because some of the video-taped perpetrators appear to have been Black, some observers immediately reduced anti-Asian violence to Black-Asian conflict… . A recent study finds that in fact, Christian nationalism is the strongest predictor of xenophobic views of COVID-19, and the effect of Christian nationalism is greater among white respondents, compared to Black respondents.
Except that the perpetrators of the attacks are still black. But look, we have a survey. And calls for defunding the police and not punishing the thugs who attack Asian people.
Working directly with residents, Asian American advocates and community leaders are calling for non-carceral solutions to anti-Asian violence…
Non-carceral means giving criminals a pass. No prison. Here boys, go do it again.
And then there’s the viral video of a confrontation between a Nepalese Uber driver and three women over wearing masks. The driver blamed the encounter on anti-immigrant sentiment, even though one of the women who was arrested was Iranian and the other was black.
Incidents like these lead to a lot of “conversations” about prejudice while attributing it to Americans in general. The specifics of the incident are quickly transmuted into a national sin even when the perpetrators are minorities.
And they often are.
After sifting through thousands of hate crimes from across the country committed by thousands of criminals, the final breakdown is that of 6,406 known offenders, only 52% of the perpetrators were white, and around 24% were black.
The FBI measures Latinos as an ethnicity, not a race, so that the white racial category of offenders also includes Latinos.
Asians couldn’t even break the 1% barrier.
America’s demographic distribution comes out to about 60% white, 12% black, 18% Hispanic, and 5% Asian leaving us with the inescapable reality that Asians are not doing their part.
Admitting the existence of minority racism was tough before, but now in the era of ‘anti-blackness’ and ‘white privilege’ is all but impossible. It can’t be dealt with, only dismissed as a trope.
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