Commentary by Ben Bartee
There is a substantial group out there that thinks the most relevant attributes of a person are race and ethnicity, two factors over which no human being has any control.
MSNBC, Huffington Post et al. would have you believe there’s a racist, misogynistic Klan goon lurking behind every corner, lying in wait under every vehicle, waiting to pounce on his next Person of Color© hate-crime victim. And the “white supremacy” spectre has a special thirst for members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander© (AAPI ©) community.
(Ironically, the acronym alphabet-soup term “AAPI,” the product of diversity-obsessed academics, is itself over-simplistic and prejudicial – some might even say “racist” – as it groups together heterogeneous ethnic identities as disparate as Mongolians and Guamanian into a single category.)
The “racist-whites-beating-Asians-in-the-street” pandemic narrative is now ubiquitous. It just one in a rolling list of Social Justice© “current things”–essentially the follow-up to Russiagate and the predecessor to the Jan. 6th “insurrection against democracy.”
Without necessarily diving into statistics, the “white supremacy anti-Asian” crisis of the corporate media should arouse the audience’s suspicion.
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