This article might seem provincial and mostly irrelevant to non Americans and maybe it is. But for Asian Americans and Latino Americans this is an increasingly important subject.
Indians and Indian Americans love the Clintons . . . including conservative Indians, and Republican Indians; but a line from Hillary Clinton’s speech in Mumbai has an eerie uncanny feel to it:
It is no secret that Asian Americans massively outperform caucasion Americans based on every available socio-economic statistic; including divorce rate, out of wedlock births, academic performance, mean and median income, mean and median wealth, rate of committing criminal offenses, incarceration rates, unemployment rates during recessions (unemployment rates during economic booms are similar), entrepreneurship.
These well known facts represents the greatest fear Asian Americans have. How to prevent a major anti Asian American xenophobic racist jealous backlash similar to what Jews are currently experiencing?
Has the time come for Asian Americans, Arab Americans, Muslim Americans and Latino Americans to ask to be considered “white” for all legal, affirmative action, business and secular purposes? Of course all academic, US census, DOJ tabulation of granular statistics for legitimate purposes should continue as is; and every American has the right to practice any global culture and faith they choose.
Many “darkies” and “minorities” are too afraid of the wrath of the post modernists to bring this up, and maybe they are right to be.
Of course massive racism, oppression, exploitation, bigotry, sectarianism, violence against a community often aids said community economically. For example if not for massive racism, oppression, exploitation, bigotry, sectarianism against Chinese Indonesians (3%) over many generations; would Chinese Indonesians still own 70% of Indonesia’s wealth? The same might be true of ethnic Chinese minorities in Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Philippines, Malaysia, India, Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa. The same might also be true of Jewish people around the world. Or of Indian ancestry communities all over the world, or of Marwari Indians, or of Lebanese ancestry communities all over the world.
But this economic achievement is not necessarily for the right reasons. Sometimes people are so afraid of a future holocaust against their community that they become successful no matter the cost, including quality of life. Not that this massive socio-economic success helped German Jews in the 1930s. This searing example is the greatest nightmare of “darkies” and “minorities” all over the world.
“The evil eye” or jealousy is one of the deadliest sins in almost every if not every religion in the world; but also one of the subtlest and toughest to address. In the long run is there anything that can be done to avoid widespread global use of the phrases “Asian privilege” and “Asian supremacy”?
What are everyone’s thoughts?