Well, now that Asians seem to be getting all kinds of exposure on pop culture's latest reality shows, I guess they can line up with the angry white men and angry black men. What bug got into this guy's ass?
A San Francisco weekly newspaper that bills itself as "The Voice of Asian America" is facing harsh criticism from that very community for publishing a column Friday titled "Why I Hate Blacks."
In the column, AsianWeek regular contributor Kenneth Eng listed "reasons" to discriminate against African Americans. The piece has been pulled from the newspaper's Web site, but the print edition of the free paper, owned by the politically influential Fang family, was still available in news racks Monday.
Eng called himself an "Asian supremacist" in January in another installment of the column, which runs under the label "God of the Universe."
Prominent Asian Americans immediately condemned Eng's current column.
"The hate is based on ignorance and is very similar to the rationales that the KKK uses against African Americans," said Henry Der, director for 22 years of Chinese for Affirmative Action and the former state administrator for Emeryville's schools.
Eng's "reasons" for hating black people include:
-- "Blacks hate us. Every Asian who has ever come across them knows that they take almost every opportunity to hurl racist remarks at us."
-- "Contrary to media depictions, I would argue that blacks are weak-willed. They are the only race that has been enslaved for 300 years."
-- "Blacks are easy to coerce. This is proven by the fact that so many of them, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, tend to be Christians."
This is so bogus. The editor of this paper couldn't have read this and signed off on this story. It's pure rubbish and based on stereotypes and, obviously, no real research on or contact with black Americans.
I work in a place where the Chinese even out number the East Indians. I hear broken English or some Chinese dialect ALL DAY LONG! Unlike black folks, tables full of them folks can "sit together in the cafeteria" and no one dares go over and interrupt them speaking in their native tongue the way folks will go up to two black folks at the water fountain and say "what are you guys talking about?" I am in a high tech job at a company where most
of the folks do not speak standard English. I have probably experienced more racism
from immigrants who've only seen TV images of black people than I have from white folks ('cause they suddenly want to be American with me). But, I don't hate Asians and neither do any other black folks that I know.
I'm glad he's being dropped from the paper. What he really needs to do is bond with the other "angry" men in the country. They have far more in common with him than his average Asian counterpart.
Another thing: these folks need to understand who fought for their right to be here. They would not be outnumbering the white folks in Silicon Valley had it not been for the struggles of the "weak-willed" black folks who have endured and succeeded in here in spite of the fact that this is America not because this is America.