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Affirmative action amendment divides state's Asian Americans
Los Angeles Times ^ | 5-18-14 | Frank Shyong

Posted on 05/21/2014 6:49:31 AM PDT by artichokegrower

The alarming messages began appearing on Chinese-language social media networks in early February: A proposal in the California Legislature would cut the number of Asian students admitted to UC schools.

Posters called it the "Yellow Peril Act," while others breathlessly compared the proposed amendment to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which restricted Chinese immigration.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


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I thought only white people could be racist. Where's Eric Holder on this?
1 posted on 05/21/2014 6:49:31 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

In practice and actuality, “affirmative action” programs were never meant to include minorities other than blacks. Sure, tacit acceptance of some groups’ inclusion under the banner (e.g., American Indians, Inuits, etc.) has been seen.

But when the “Asian Americans” got too much, too soon, too often, then the NAACP, SPLC, SCLC, et all say “whoa!” “Hold on a minute here!”.

Couple this with a California that is now inundated with illegal Hispanics, legal Hispanics, along with blacks and you have too many at the table for that Federal AA pie....something’s gotta give!


2 posted on 05/21/2014 7:09:30 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: artichokegrower

Sorry folks. You threw your lot in with the party that favors this.

Once you’ve delivered yourself into bondage you don’t get to tell your master what to do.


3 posted on 05/21/2014 7:16:51 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Gaffer

Who exactly are “people of color” anyway? Don’t Asians qualify?


4 posted on 05/21/2014 7:41:34 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: sportutegrl

I guess they do. It is not my sayso that determines the AA’s aegis. I was just commenting on trends and apparent practice in it’s implementation.

As my daddy used to say, “I don’t have a dog in this hunt.”


5 posted on 05/21/2014 7:49:16 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Despite all the talk of the growing latino population in the US, the Asian population is growing 5 times faster.


6 posted on 05/21/2014 8:19:57 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Is it just me, or is not “white” a color? This whole distinction is crap in my opinion. It is just an excuse for revenge, punishment and vengeance. It’s about control, not equality. Diversity my butt.


7 posted on 05/21/2014 8:28:37 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

It’s just an electoral strategy employed by the Democrats that are seeking power and enfluence.

The second Asians or Latino’s turn in large numbers towards the Republican party the hate for them spewing from the Democrats will shock many.


8 posted on 05/21/2014 8:31:53 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: artichokegrower
It was pretty easy for Asians to support Affirmative Action as long as it was white people who would find themselves displaced from positions they deserved.

The thought that it might be hard-working, intelligent Asians is another matter.

9 posted on 05/21/2014 6:25:19 PM PDT by William Tell
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