Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Hillary Clinton and the San Francisco Amer-Asians

Is there a connection?

Hillary Clinton Angers Asian-American Media

Friday, February 23:

Reporters from at least two Chinese-language newspapers and a crew from a Chinese-language TV station were denied admission to the event Friday when they arrived after a Secret Service-imposed cutoff time, according to the journalists and the New York senator's campaign.

The Chinese-language newspapers and some other media had not been included on the e-mail list from the campaign telling journalists to check in by 11:45 a.m. Friday, Clinton campaign spokesman Mo Elleithee said Tuesday. Elleithee said the campaign was sorry for the misunderstanding and would take steps to avoid a recurrence.

Reporter Portia Li of the World Journal, a Chinese-language paper run independently from offices in San Francisco and other North American cities, said that when she arrived about five minutes late a staff member asked her for two forms of identification. Li said she found that insulting because she never had to do so at similar events.

Asian-Americans condemn 'Why I Hate Blacks' column
In the piece, which appeared in the February 23 edition of San Francisco-based AsianWeek, contributor Kenneth Eng lists reasons why he supports discrimination against blacks, writing, among other things, "I would argue that blacks are weak-willed. They are the only race that has been enslaved for 300 years."


today, February 28, (same link):

Leaders at the Asian American Justice Center, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Coalition for Asian Pacific Americans and other groups are circulating a petition denouncing the piece as "irresponsible journalism, blatantly racist, replete with stereotypes, and deeply hurtful to African Americans."

The petition calls on AsianWeek to cut ties with Eng, issue an apology, print an editorial refuting the column, and fire or demote the editors who published it.

"Something like this should never have been printed," said Vincent Eng, deputy director of the Asian American Justice Center in Washington, who is not related to the columnist. "Deliberate action needs to be taken to make sure this type of hate speech doesn't continue."

Aha! But leave it to Warner Todd Houston at Newsbusters to get at some very important and vital data!

SFran Chronicle Scolding Asian Racist, Misses Key Ingredient: An Asian Writer Copping Jesse Jackson's Race-baiting Game Attacked By San Francisco Chronicle For 'Why I Hate Blacks' Article

I reiterate, "...he [Kenneth Eng] wrote about experiencing racism as an Asian American student at New York University..."

And there you have it. Eng has learned his race-baiting from an American University and was likely encouraged to vent his racist tripe therein. I'd bet his ranting was met with the grave nods of professors who solemnly celebrated his "speaking truth to power".

What we have here is just another race-baiter spewed forth from an American University
The Chronicle equates young Eng's nonsense to the KKK. That's all well and good and a perfectly apt comparison. But how often do you think they do the same with Farrakhan, Jackson or Sharpton? How often do you think the Chronicle scolds "Black studies", "Women's studies", "gay studies, or "Hispanic studies"? How often do they attack the tripe that comes from someone like a Cornel West?

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