Today I was drinking my morning coffee and looking through some news headlines. What stood out to me was the New York Times and their top article:”50 Years of Affirmative Action: What Went Right, and What It Got Wrong“. For many Asian Americans, we know first hand the effects of Affirmative Action and how it has impacted our lives, despite the invisibility of this issue in mainstream media.
If you haven’t been keeping up with the news, academic institutions such as Harvard and other universities are under a class action discrimination lawsuit against Asian Americans, giving them lower “personality scores” and thereby ranking them lower, despite their otherwise stellar academic success. In addition, Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan is under increasing pressure by the mayor to allow more underachieving Blacks and Latinos into the predominantly Asian and White top public school of New York City. Which brings me back to the news article.
The whole damn article is talking about Blacks and how the higher education affected them deeply and made them appreciate life more. The whole article was meant to tug on liberal heartstrings to make the reader think that:
“Gee, thanks for humanizing these black people who get into university through affirmative action. They aren’t bad people taking away spots!”
OMG. Really? The examples they gave were a kind of street musician that dropped out of Columbia and got a girl pregnant. Is that really the person you want taking away spots from academically high achieving Asian Americans? The other example they gave of a successful black man was gay, and who even admitted that he identifies more with his gay side than his black side which makes his opinion moot. So instead of empowering Black people, it is kind of putting them down and signalling that you have to be gay to be successful (Got to fit in with that liberal agenda after all).
What we have here is a classic example of Main Stream Media attempting to ignore the Asian American struggles, and instead focus on the Black Experiences to trigger White Guilt. Why are they erasing an Asian American story and instead painting it as a Black Issue???
Compare the video from CNN framing it as an attack on “Black People Admissions” instead of “For Asian Americans”
According to Wikipedia, the Gell-Mann amnesia effect is the phenomenon of an expert believing news articles on topics outside of their field of expertise even after acknowledging that articles written in the same publication that are within the expert’s field of expertise are error-ridden and full of misunderstanding. How this relates to me, an Asian American male, is that I know this article by the New York Times on Affirmative Action is total bullshit as news and is a propaganda piece. Which means that I have to question the rest of the publication and what they write. As it stands in 2019, the New York Times can no longer be said to be the top news paper of America. After researching the history, the ownership, and the news stories that predominantly appear in the article, I have concluded that it is heavy Left leaning publisher, used to push Israeli and Zionist propaganda onto the American people. I challenge you to keep an eye out for the amount of times they mention the following: “Israel”, “anti-Semitic”, “kosher”. To give them some credit, 13% of NYC is Jewish and that is their primary audience. For the rest of America, and especially to Asian Americans, we should instead view the “Jew York Times” as a loudspeaker of what the Jewish Liberal elite want us to think.
I believe that Asian Americans need to develop their own identity and their own media in order to defend ourselves against hostile outside influences. We as a group have far too long given Hollywood and Mainstream Media too much power to dictate who we are and how we should be represented. This is why I am personally creating content for Asian Americans that does not pander to the elites. I am unapologeticly here to create content that empower and embolden future generation of Asian Americans.