Many on the left, which is quick to politicize any event no matter the divisive ramifications, appear to be blaming the horrific Atlanta-area massage parlor shootings on systemic racism in America, particularly given the reported disturbing surge in hate crimes against Asian Americans in the past year or so.
Although there is no equivalent to an act of deadly violence, pundit and BlazeTV host Lauren Chen separately provided a reminder that social justice advocates, with their perhaps new-found solidarity with the Asian-American community, have seldom, if ever, been in the forefront of questioning institutionalized discrimination in academia against them.
“Hey, so now that we’re all on board with stopping anti-Asian prejudice, how about you guys stop penalizing us in admissions processes because we’re too academically successful? Thanks,” Chen wrote on Twitter.
“No joke, I was too nervous to put down that I was white OR Asian on my admissions applications because I knew it would hurt me, so I just put ‘other,'” she added.
Hey, so now that we’re all on board with stopping anti-Asian prejudice, how about you guys stop penalizing us in admissions processes because we’re too academically successful?
— Lauren Chen (@TheLaurenChen) March 17, 2021
No joke, I was too nervous to put down that I was white OR Asian on my admissions applications because I knew it would hurt me, so I just put “other.”
— Lauren Chen (@TheLaurenChen) March 17, 2021
So far, authorities apparently don’t believe that the suspect was motivated by racial animus. “He apparently has an issue, what he considers a sex addiction, and sees these locations as … a temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate,” explained Capt. Jay Baker of the Cherokee County, Ga., Sheriff’s Office about the suspect who is in custody. Obviously, additional facts could emerge that change the current assessment.
MSNBC was quick to attribute the rhetoric of President Trump, Republicans, and Trump supporters for what happened in Atlanta.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 17, 2021
Again, while there is no parallel with physical hate crimes, MSNBC omitted mentioning, however, that the Biden Justice Department dropped a lawsuit against Yale University that alleged discrimination against white and Asian applicants that was filed by the Trump administration.
Meanwhile, Chen’s viewpoint generated a lot of support on social media. Here is a sampling:
This tweet is so true! Thank you for speaking up! I stand with you and your community.
— Julie (@JulieLvsPACKERS) March 17, 2021
EXACTLY! Still wondering what to put down on my half-Asian kids’ college application. We have family in Costa Rica and the kids speak Spanish…..
— Señor Droolcup (@SenorDroolcup) March 17, 2021
The answer is to stop treating people as part of a “we” based on skin colour or other immutable characteristics.
Starting treating people as individuals.
— Mark Scott (@onedarwinian) March 17, 2021
When you hear someone speaking the truth. pic.twitter.com/KSesRHgwlg
— Chris Pinkerton (@Pinkerton93) March 17, 2021
Well done! I was wondering the same thing. On your side.
They only bring it out when it fits the narrative. Meanwhile this is likely a horrible coincidence as the authorities are now reporting.
— Vince Fulco (“It” or “Yoda”) (@bighireio) March 17, 2021
As a half Asian myself, I’m just confused that we’re once again being considered as minority/ “POC” status. We’ve been exiled for so long. Just took a few murders to be welcomed back…
— Fiat Storm (@DookieOnTheFed) March 17, 2021
I think your asking a little to much, they want to fight perceived racism, not actual racism
— Cryptic Enigma (@CrypticEnigma50) March 17, 2021
Because being successfull is a sin, in my country we try to punish people who go beyond, because its not socially acceptable
— Cleron (@ForestFrost9) March 17, 2021
honestly, as a jewish person, we have soooo much in common right now, unfortunately it’s such a mirror. our hate crimes are overlooked because we r “successful”, attempted quotas because we work hard, blamed for actions of a government far away..
— XOo (@xoxoxomemxoxo) March 17, 2021
Government, primarily the left, is responsible for all the racial animosity.
— WhosJohnGalt (@galt_whos) March 17, 2021
It goes against every fiber of being American to penalize, or in any way, hold back persons that are working hard to be successful. But, that’s where we are.
— PickPocket (@SwingBandit) March 17, 2021
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