Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Little Polygamist Compound On the Prairie

Apr 24, 2008

as posted on Asian Week
Convicted sex criminal Warren Jeffs builds a walled concentration camp to house his brainwashed welfare abusing harems with 30 to 50 kids per dad. A teen calls former victim Flora Jessop’s who helps runaway brides like they used to rescue slave girls from Chinatown. Most likely, it was a crank caller painting the sect as racists, but Jessup salutes her for feeding state authorities stories of beatings, continuous abuse, and underage marriage so the cops could bust them and whisk an elementary school full of kids to safety.But if it’s the parents who committed the crime, why not lock them up too? Just turn the ranch into a Manzanar for polygamists. It can’t be as bad when the Australians “stolen generation” removed 100,000 aborigine children for child protection. The Canadians would love to raid their own Bountiful, but the legal age there is 14 and their polygamy ban might not even be constitutional.

Oliver Twist never changed the sign at his orphanage from “welcome guest” to “prisoners”. The Japanese intern kids brought clothes and parents. Do the kids think they needed to be rescued from their monster moms? 1 out of every 11 foster children in Florida faces abuse. Nationally it is the African-Americans who suffer most as two thirds of the foster care population, Asians are a mere one percent. The abuse starts as early as 6 months as they are deprived of toys, Bratz, McDonalds, SpongeBob, and Grand Theft Auto. They do housework by 5, and if they marry kids at 13, every mom who looked the other way was a dangerous child abuser.

Seattle’s tiny Lauria Grace in 1995 was returned to and murdered by her drug addicted mother because her caseworker judged exposure to middle class values was culturally inappropriate. CPS regularly gets blamed when parents beat their infants to death trying to get them to stop crying. In America you can have girls gone wild, moms and girls dressed as ho’s, free love, prostitution, abortion, two dads, orgies, two moms, two teens, acts with horses, arranged marriage, and NAMBLA, but not one dad and three moms. Justice William Brennan stated that privacy disallowed “governmental intrusion into matters so fundamentally affecting a person as the decision to bear a child.”. Right.

Tidy bunks, organic bread, and fulltime mothers certainly looks better than CMT’s redneck trailer home makeover where the boys slept on the couch after a Chef Boyardee supper. Their parents don’t work too many hours at the dry cleaners while their boys grew up into the Virginia Tech killer or copycat. They probably get excellent test scores without “Crazy Asian Mothers who see B+”.

Barack Obama senior didn’t divorce before he married the senator’s mother. Asians used to do polygamy, and the Hmong are still hounded by authorities for marrying off teens. Most Asians don’t care what happens to a few hundred crazy white folks, but this Asian American feels very sick.

From their own website:
Recent Events:Devestated and confused by CPS and state auth04/24/2008 11:00 AMMothers who have been separated from their children, (all those with children two years and older) are loaded on buses. Some go to the Ranch, some to a women’s shelter in San Antonio, and some in San Angelo. While on the bus they throw open the dark-tinted windows and cry out for help. Writing SOS signs, the mothers hold them out the window pleading for help. CPS workers tell the FLDS ladies that if they choose to go to the women’s shelter, they (the mothers) will have a much better chance of seeing their children. The majority of the mothers choose to go to the shelter. CPS workers and policemen swarm the area. Questions asked CPS workers have varying answers, depending on which worker is asked. Mothers contact their lawyers and leave the shelter.——————————————————————————–
Mothers and children are torn apart by CPS an04/24/2008 9:00 AMAt 9:00 CPS workers, state troopers, etc. swarm the Coliseum. Mothers and children are ordered to take their last bite of breakfast and be ready to go. Some mothers have barely dressed their babies and haven’t eaten at all. Mothers are called. Policemen and CPS workers are assigned to each mother, and began to take the children away. The whole Coliseum echoes with the cries of heart-broken children, and mothers. The CPS workers and state troopers physically peel the children off the mothers and force them apart. The building is in an uproar! Some policemen are weeping. Attorneys are turned away at the gate. “Are attorneys allowed to see their clients?” a guardian ad litem shouted to a Texas Ranger. “No!” the official shouts back. As the bus leaves with a group of mothers the mothers throw open the windows and call out for help. Writing SOS signs the mothers hold them out the windows. Any child over 12 months has been physically forced away from their mother.
–awarthurhu on Apr 25, 2008awarthurhu

Posted April 25, 2008 at 10:37 am Permalink
Too often, foster care is used to force mainstream middle-class American values on any family who can’t afford a good lawyer. It’s pretty easy to detect the racism- most potential adoptive parents want a white baby or toddler, so CPS can be pretty creative when coming up with reasons to seize them, especially if their parents are low-income and can’t afford to put up a good fight. African-American children get seized disproportionately because they’re more likely to be living in poverty and it’s less likely that some extended family member with money will step in when push comes to shove. Asians don’t have to worry- statistically, they’re likely to be able to afford to hire a lawyer or have a family member who can, and families who want to adopt Asian babies go to Asia. (It costs more, but you avoid dealing with CPS.) The system has different rules based on race, socio-economic status, and level of conformity to “normal” American values. It’s been going on for a long time, it just took this big of a case to get people’s attention.
–Nell on Apr 25, 2008Nell
Posted April 25, 2008 at 3:33 pm Permalink

Oh wow. I heard about the “white slavery” charge about the brides before, but this is the first time anywhere I’ve heard about the excuse to get more white babies for adoption theory. Do us all a favor and post this same comment on other websites with stories about the polygamy kids. This particular community sounds like it has too many problems to be sustainable, but I caught in another story about questions that under the judge’s rules of engagement, no one in this community has any right to keep any of their children. As soon as the babies pop out of the pregnant girls, they will go straight to CPS. And I thought that stuff in 1984, Brave New World and the Giver would never happen.
–awarthurhu on Apr 26, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Seattle Times: Should the teacher have refused to give the WASL?

Heck yes. The real villian in this story is OSPI Terry Bergson, the Wicked Witch of the WASL. Dump her in november and elect Richard Semler.
How can you require all students to attend high school regardless of intelligence, but then require all them to perform at a high level? WASL was set at 10th grade because it was part of Marc Tucker's plan (and he's still promoting it) to end high school at grade 10 like they do in Europe when grade 12 is the US standard.WASL is designed to pass students ready for a 4 year university, but 25% of Running Start kids who already take college courses fail WASL.
Conservatives should know that WASL is a STANDARDS BASED test that takes everything we know about a valid test such as one correct answer, computer scoring, and grading on a curve, and doing the exact opposite. Liberals should know that WASL punishes special education, minority and poor students whose parents can't afford museum memberships or don't have masters degrees. Only corporatists who believe total quality management can produce defect-free students as if they are produced by a factory support WASL, and most support is by the Partnership for Education which was created to promote WASL with corporate funds. WASL is not conservative. WASL is not progressive.
Government can only require students attend school, they should not require a "high" level of performance, that's the key flaw of "outcomes based education" where you decide an "outcome" of high tests scores for everyone, but have not curriculum or method for students to achieve it except no-math math programs that drive parents crazy.
MOre craziness is in store for the classroom based assessment for all the other subjects. 5th graders have to write musical notation and read sheet music by sight, something music majors don't have to do. 10th graders are supposed to draw a portrait of their friend in cubist (sample Picasso is woman with top and bottom face in different directions with nipples showing through shirt) or surrealist (sample is lipstick on a garage door) styles. 1997 4th grade WASL had half of problems at high school level or higher that baffled this MIT graduate - and now they killed it because enough people realized it was stupid.
WASL was part of 1209 outcome based education bill, but Certificate of Mastery was killed because it was stupid, the original EALR fuzzy Math Standards are being dumped because they were stupid. Only the WASL remains to be killed because it's stupid.
Terry Bergeson and WASL supporters can't tell Sheep from Shinola, but the people can. Nobody wants WASL except people with a vested interest in making "reform" the primary job of education rather than making sure all kids get an appropriate education.

Connected Mathematics: The Emporer's New Mathematics Textbook

The Emporer's New Mathematics Textbook

Like the Hans Christian Anderson tale, ripoff artists at Connected Mathematics have constructed an amazing textbook out of nothing at all. Even my 6th grade teacher sang its praises to me.

Parents don't realize when you look up the book "algorithm for adding fractions", it ASKS THE STUDENT TO CREATE AND WRITE HIS/HER OWN METHOD. There's a tortured Blues Clues "what do you think" investigation, but could school board members fill in their own textbooks? The TEACHERS MANUAL doesn't even have an explanation. If the student has not written down the correct procedure, they cannot complete the homework problems without looking it up in Saxon or Wikipedia. This is not required by any standard. The only STANDARD IN STANDARDS-BASED MATH IS TO USE NON-STANDARD METHODS. The only reason for ripping out any actual methods is the religion of constructivism.

Only the the BACK of parent's letter,states "your student should learn how to use common denominators to add, multiply by tops and bottoms to multiply, and invert and multiply to divide". They leave out common denominators, where they told parents you need them to add fractions. But I found them in decimal division, where you don't need it, and again they don't explain or show how to do anything.

What math textbook on earth DOES NOT CONTAIN PI R SQUARED ANYWHERE? Reformers say you must learn why methods work, but I made it through MIT without ever learning how to derive the formula. But instead of the standard wedge method, you "cut one quarter into bits" to prove the area is a little more than 3 r's which looks KIND OF like PI. That's worthless in college or any level.

What's the probability a paper cup will fall on it's base? No correct answer. List the possible outcomes for stealing 2nd base. What's stealing? Little Leaguers who do know still can't list the outcomes. I never had to compute Allele frequencies in high school Biology.

Since New Math, college topics of algebra, probability and geometry have been stuffed into elementary school which contrary to the "relevant math" mantra, has no real use in day to day life or most jobs. There are useless units on 3D IQ puzzles and obsolete Logo computer programming. It's all fancy frills with no essential meat. Daily arithmetic has basically been removed or turned into experimental science. My 6th grader can solve half of SAT problems, but did long decimal multiplication wrong because they haven't taught or reviewed basic decimal math yet by April.

Bellevue and Seattle just dumped their standards-based TERC because it was junk. Connected Mathematics was terminated in a city in Utah because of complaints it was hurting and discouraging their kids. David Klein of Cal State Northridge says "Connected Math closes doors to careers in engineering" According to another review, "Young Frankenstein's work was doo-doo!" So too is CMP. If the math staff can't tell shoe shine from doo doo, they need to fire them and CMP fast.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Obama's Wright Wing Conspiracy

Obama’s Wright Wing Conspiracy
By: Arthur Hu, Apr 07, 2008
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Everyone knows “Four score and seven yearsago” and “I have a dream,” but only Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s “God damn America!” will live forever in infamy. Unlike O.J., Obama has mesmerized Americans of all colors into backing a president that worships weekly a message that rich white (and some Asian) people hate poor black (and some Asian) people. Obama supporters can be assured of their moral superiority to the ignorantracist rednecks, creationists and neocon wackos that show up at McCain events.
As people who have been hated by both blacks and whites, Asian Americans need to put a stop to this good race-bad race nonsense. Myparents came to this country to help buildthe American dream, not fight the white powerstructure.
That smiley-faced Obama in the Boondockscomics is in reality a radical in moderateclothing, a disciple of the same blackliberation theology that was founded by JamesCone, who recast Jesus into a blackrevolutionary against white oppression.You’ll find Korean Methodists findingsalvation through Christ, not driving outyour corner grocer. Wright got his degree in“blacks can’t be racist” divinity from theUniversity of Chicago, where Dwight Hopkinstoday teaches that “damn” comes from original
Hebrew. Obama’s book Dreams of My Father describes his very first Wright sermon, which introduced him to Jesus feeding the poor and “white folks greed” from Hiroshima to Sharpesville. Cone’s goofy ideas have merelybeen morphed into a man who has repackagedsuch a suspect spiritual foundation as hisplan for national unity.
Abraham Lincoln would never throw his grandmother off the bus to get elected. Martin Luther King Jr. never defended race preferences. While some whites might blame immigrants and welfare mothers, Wright clearly blames “rich white people,” even though Obama is as white as he is black and has million-dollar tax returns.
Compare Obama’s backpedaling to John McCain’sbook Faith of My Fathers: “Glory belongs to the act of being constant to something greater than yourself, to a cause, to your principles. No misfortune, no injury, no humiliation, can destroy it. … A filthy, broken man, all I had left of my dignity was the faith of my fathers. It was enough.” You can choose between the man whose faith is in the church built on Cone’s war against America, or the man who would give his life for his fellow Americans.
I don’t agree with your tacit endorsement of John McCain but I do agree with your assertion that Obama is a radical.
This is a dangerous time and this is a dangerous man with a dangerous wife.
–JanetP on Apr 07, 2008JanetP
Posted April 7, 2008 at 5:40 am Permalink
this article represents the inane floundering of a fool and does not merit serious consideration
–saint peter II on Apr 07, 2008saint peter II
Posted April 7, 2008 at 6:20 am Permalink
Wow, I never thought an Asian man could hate a black guy this much. Speaking of a hate speech, Arthur Hu’s is one of the top I have seen so far against a black man. So now republicans come disguised as an Asian journalist, now that’s funny!
–Adam Simmons on Apr 07, 2008Adam Simmons
Posted April 7, 2008 at 6:27 am Permalink
Where did you get this crap? Before writing, at least obtain accurate knowledge relative to the subject about which you’re speaking.
–Zoe Smith on Apr 07, 2008Zoe Smith
Posted April 7, 2008 at 6:42 am Permalink
Is there anything more fundamental than a glass of water on a warm day or hospital admission - the result of a serious injury. Within my lifetime, it was illegal to serve a black person at a lunch counter. Also, a seriously injured “colored” person may have to travel a hundred miles to receive treatment even with many closer “white only” hospitals available.
I don’t agree with Rev. Wright - but I do understand!
John McCain’s bravery as a prisoner of war is unquestioned. Unfortunately, John McCain was wrong on the war in Viet Nam and is wrong concerning the war in Iraq. McCain seems to believe in War as much as God.
Obama for President
–Paul on Apr 07, 2008Paul
Posted April 7, 2008 at 6:48 am Permalink
Where there is anger there is hope. If we don’t listen to those that are angry, it will fester. Listen, think, empathize. Then and only then can the anger dissipate and be replaced with something more productive and positive.
–AVW on Apr 07, 2008AVW
Posted April 7, 2008 at 6:54 am Permalink
Yes, and when a Korean shot students at Virgina Tech, Koreans everywhere feared backlash (some Koreans even pulled their own children out of classes at Virginia tech). You are kidding yourself if you do not believe racism is alive in the US.
–JonathanR on Apr 07, 2008JonathanR
Posted April 7, 2008 at 7:01 am Permalink
Actions Speak Better than Words
Before the negative press regarding Mr. Wright, Mr Obama had on numerous occasions declared Mr. Wright as his mentor and spiritual teacher for the past 20 years and even went so far as to include Mr. Wright in his election staff, these are the actions of Mr. Obama. When the press found out about the Hitleresque personality of Mr. Wright, Mr. Obama’s staff writers immediately created a rebuttal of hyperbole that amazingly some people actually believed.
It is interesting to note, as soon the public became aware of the Obama/Wright connection, following a phone call to Mr. Wright from Mr. Obama, Mr. Wright was instantly silenced, retired and rewarded with a 1.6 million dollar home. Is there something more we are not supposed to hear from Mr. Wright?
And now Mr. Obama says he would distance himself from Mr. Wright because of Mr. Wight hateful message, but what about the other 20 years of Mr. Obama choosing to sit in the pew while Mr. Wright lectured? After 20 years of choosing to listen to Mr. Wright, Mr. Obama has just now come to conclusion that he wouldn’t listen to Mr. Wright starting now? Does Mr. Obama think we are stupid?
But regardless of what Mr. Obama’s staff has spun for Mr. Obama’s rebuttal, Mr. Obama cannot retract his clear public proclamation that Mr. Wright has been his mentor and spiritual teacher for over these past 20 YEARS. And that up to recent negative press, Mr. Wright was on Mr. Obama’s Spiritual Advisor Committee campaign team. There is no denying this.
And the Obama’s team efforts to downplay the violent rhetoric of Mr. Wright are like trying to make excuses for Hitler. Hitler and Mr. Wright both convey hateful and paranoid messages that should send shivers through the average American. The words of Mr. Wright are violent, hateful and terrifying. This should be a wake up call to every white, Jew, non-Christian, Christians of other faiths, government officials, peoples from other countries and so on. Didn’t Hitler do this too before unleashing his cruelty on the world?
If Obama made the choice to listen and learn from this so called spiritual mentor for over 20 years, do you expect me or any other rational being to believe that he wouldn’t be or want to be influenced by his ideas? And what does that say of Mr. Obama’s integrity?
Action is the real measure of a person, not their words. We know who Mr. Obama is by his life and choices, not the words he spins. And we can only imagine the amount of hatred Mr. Obama will unleash once he achieves ultimate power.
And also consider recent announcement that the chief of the firm involved in the State Department’s passport breach is one of Obama’s adviser. (And why is this not being discussed?) And that Obama has been caught lying about Rezko, regarding the amount of money Rezko gave him, and that Obama still hasn’t come clean about his Rezko land deal. Or further, how Michelle Obama makes a phenomenal $317.000 a month at a hospital in Chicago that is famous for turning away the poor, especially the black poor. And Michelle Obama’s separatist-racist connection to Farrakhan and Chicago’s Trinity United Church trumpeting Barack ObamaClinton-and-Obama-Economic-Plans Mar-08 AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah. And Michelle Obama’s statement she “has never been proud to be an AMERICAN in her adult life”.
And for those who don’t know that Obama campaign was originally funded by Islamic Extremist via the Food for Oil Program in Iraq, I suggest you read the following article:
If Obama were to become president, what would stop Mr. Obama from appointing Mr. Wright to his cabinet? And after Mr. Wright’s appointment, if anyone complained no doubt they would be called racist. And it seems as if this strategy - that it is racist to criticize a black man - is already in effect as Mr. Obama can do anything corrupt with minimal impunity by the public or the press.
But if Hillary so much as sneezes, she is taken through the laundry and hung out to dry and then beaten some more. Such an obvious bias treatment towards Mr. Obama because of his race is racial discrimination. And I believe another reason why Mrs. Clinton is unfairly criticized to such an extreme is because a handful of powerful men in the media can’t stand the idea of a woman for president – likely a libido thing.
We should have as our country’s leader someone with wisdom and knowledge, whose goal is the selfless betterment of the world. We should not elect someone with a personal agenda for personal power or select them because of the fashionably of their race or the preference for a gender.
With all the red lights in Mr. Obama’s resume, and all the hyperbole that he spins that keeps us from knowing the real Mr. Obama, are you sure this is the person best to lead our country? Should we gamble away the American future to a man who associates with and is taught by men who hate this country and its people?
–Carlie Stearn on Apr 07, 2008Carlie Stearn
Posted April 7, 2008 at 7:04 am Permalink
Has anyone forgotten that this magazine ran racist “Asian superiority” columns in the past?
San Francisco Chronicle: Asian paper’s ‘I Hate Blacks’ column assailed
–Wally on Apr 07, 2008Wally
Posted April 7, 2008 at 7:18 am Permalink
This article is full of hate, don’t you think it is time to get over racism, party politics, etc and debate the issues?
All three candidates are way better then the current (lying and murderous) regime. However I do believe that Obama is more likely to make a clean break from the current party politics and at the same time restore the will of the people rather then big business.
–verzonnen on Apr 07, 2008verzonnen
Posted April 7, 2008 at 7:20 am Permalink
We live in a nation that an Asian person can come to, learn to speak English, become a Citizen, become a Doctor, earn Two Hundred Thousand dollars a year and a Blackman or part Blackman cannot run for President without facing the specter of racism regardless of his background, education and qualification’s. You are to heavily influenced by your lack of humanity. Please do not come into our world bearing hatred and injustice. We have had enough. Listen to your children they know more about Truth than you do..
–Roy Patterson on Apr 07, 2008Roy Patterson
Posted April 7, 2008 at 7:38 am Permalink
I agree that his ministers comments were extremist and needed addressing. Obama hasn’t directly used race in the race that I have seen, just like Hillary hasn’t used sex. (Yea, right.) There is a large group of Hispanic, Oriental, European background peoples who don’t use their race, color, creed, or sex to make a success in this country. My grandparents were successful and I consider myself reasonably well off, but one had nothing to do with the other. My ancestors fought in the Union Army, so I don’t want to hear how the ‘white men’ held down the blacks, or how I’m oppressing anyone. If a man, or woman, wants to succeed here; there is ways to do that. I have worked with Indians (from the country), Mormons, Jews, Blacks, and Orientals and found that anyone who works hard and is willing to work can succeed here. It isn’t always easy, and there is bias anywhere, but there is also people like me who believe that we can work it out if we try. Condemning our entire society because of mistakes or prior prejustices is wrong and its time to move forward. Let each man make his own future and stop throwing brickbats by what their ancestors did (or didn’t do). I never owned a slave (nor was I one), nor did my ancestors. The reverend Wright wasn’t a slave (and I don’t think he owned one either), so on that subject we are at least somewhat equal. There are laws protecting both of us from discrimination to make it as equal as possible. (In fact, I grew up in West Pa. where there was a quota system that prevented me from getting jobs and required minority hiring; was that discrimination?). I grew up, and after serving the military, work along side with plenty of diverse people who just want to get ahead. Is there prejustices? Yes. Does that mean that they or I need to throw out the baby with the bathwater? Not only no, but… I think you get the message. Lets move onward and upward. Stop yelling about ’supposed’ inequality and make a case if there is one TODAY. If you want to succeed, just do it; no matter what background you came from. This is the land of the free, the home of the brave after all.
–T. MacP. on Apr 07, 2008T. MacP.
Posted April 7, 2008 at 7:40 am Permalink
“Stop playing the xxx card” — where xxx refers to race, or class or gender, or anything anything with historical roots — is a common rightist mantra. The cards have been dealt, so let’s all play fair now. Of course there is no possibility for “history” in the right-wing consciousness, because to admit history is to admit that the cards have not been dealt fairly — and everyone knows that play isn’t fair when the deck is stacked. Jim Crow? — nothin’ to do with us here now. So what a wonderful gauge of “success” it is that A-A Arthur can toss history out the door and claim that Wright (and therefore Obama) is the one who is being racist. Perhaps it is Arthur who should stop playing the race card, and change his name from Hu to Jones? Better yet, how would “Wright” feel?
–John from NC on Apr 07, 2008John from NC
Posted April 7, 2008 at 7:41 am Permalink
Well written article. Very thought provoking. Only blacks and apologist whites will support Mr. Obama at this point, knowing what we now know about Mr. Obama.
Such is life.
–Mark on Apr 07, 2008Mark
Posted April 7, 2008 at 7:54 am Permalink
Arthur Hu, is a racist creature in the Bay Area, and The Asian Week, publishes articles that condone racist remarks by there writers. Asian Weeks needs to work better with race related issues, that would be like a dream.
–TFE on Apr 07, 2008TFE
Posted April 7, 2008 at 7:56 am Permalink
Much to do about something. I think Obama has much to offer - however he needs to be transparent in order to get past his own connection (and yes there is one) to racisim. We are ignorant if we all do not understand our own racisit traits . I have them, you have them and you can bet your bottom dollar that Obama has them too. He sat in that church listening to the racist rants for years and he allowed his children to sit with him. If I went to ANY church and sat through just one mass that spit out that hate then …shame on me for not walking out when it started. Who are we all kidding? Sure we need change, sure the canidates are diverse - but are they about change? Obama is the same old same old on a different slice of bread. American politics long ago got away from real ideas and real leaders. I like the comments that point out that the author is racist. He wrote and article - you can read it or not Agree or disagree.Obama should have left and denounced that man in a very BIG fashion - he has not and he has lost my vote. I had hoped for a change, a new path, direction to a positive force, new policies that embraced the middle person …… oh well I had a dream.
–J Chap on Apr 07, 2008J Chap
Posted April 7, 2008 at 8:13 am Permalink
Here’s a Fox News interview with a (white) Catholic priest who supports Rev. Wright by comparing him to Jesus.
–Wally on Apr 07, 2008Wally
Posted April 7, 2008 at 8:16 am Permalink
This article is general vague shit. You mix wright and obama as if they’re remotely the same people.
There were a few good comments, at least.
–Kin on Apr 07, 2008Kin
Posted April 7, 2008 at 8:26 am Permalink
We appreciate John McCain’s military service, while we we should honor him, we need to remember that it was 35 years ago and he should be judged by his political record.
Speaking of ethics, McCain cheated on his previous wife with his current wife and as recently as a month ago, rumors circulated about an inappropriate relationship with a female lobbyist. What do you have to say about his involvement in the Keating scandal, trying to influence federal regulators to benefit Keating, jr who gave him generous political contributions. What about McCain’s connection to Joseph “Joe Bananas” Bonano, the head of the New York Bonano crime family? Least we forget, McCain’s wife was addicted to prescription narcotics and even stole hard drugs from a medical charity that she ran. And as for race relations issues, he opposed MLk holiday in Arizona and is now apologizing because he’s running for the presidency. As for spiritual advisors, McCain’s own Rev Parsley says that our Nation should destroy Islam and he also received an endorsements from Hagee, who thinks Catholic Church is “the great whore,” is amazing how you conveniently forgot those relevant pieces of information
I am thoroughly amused at how McCain has gone from an Episcopalian to a Baptist without ever being baptized in the Baptist church…he sold his religion for political gains.
As for Wright’s comments, all of it is factual:Jesus isn’t white,blacks have been mistreated by white u.S. Americans for more than 300 years (rapes, lynching, jim crow, etc.),Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment that left 400 poor blacks with untreated syphilis,CIA cocaine sells in black neighborhoods in Cali. in the 80s to fund their activities,More than 1million black men in jail…75% of all drug users are white and 15% black yet blacks are 60% of those in prison for drug felonies.One of 3 theories on AIDS proposed by Dr. Horowitz, a harvardB-School-Isnt-What-It-Used-To-Be graduate is that experimental hepatitis B vaccines administered during the early 1970s in the New York area caused AIDS. The recipients of the vaccine were predominatly poor blacks and gay people…
–Afrobaby on Apr 07, 2008Afrobaby
Posted April 7, 2008 at 8:34 am Permalink
You said “. Unlike O.J., Obama has mesmerized Americans ”WOW, you know unlike Charles Manson, John McCain, has less hair. LOL. But they are both white! LOL You sir can suck an egg. (Will that get through?) I’m half asian and half white and a lot smarter than this author. Vote Barack.
–Nick Juntilla on Apr 07, 2008Nick Juntilla
Posted April 7, 2008 at 8:36 am Permalink
Your article express great ignorance of liberation theology and racial issues. It is not true that “Martin Luther King Jr. never defended race preferences.” King was in fact much more critical than Jeremiah Wright. The difference is that King is now dead while Wright is among us. Mind you, America is not perfect and needs self examination. We have caused more pain in the world than we would like to accept. Please accept that God loves the people we have killed too. Only wise
–Nattie Karma on Apr 07, 2008Nattie Karma
Posted April 7, 2008 at 8:41 am Permalink
By the way, do you know that Asians in America also study liberation theology? Before you publish something, learn to understand it. Your ignorance is not helping the nation.
–nattie Karma on Apr 07, 2008nattie Karma
Posted April 7, 2008 at 8:44 am Permalink
Mr. Hu writes: “My parents came to this country to help build the American dream, not fight the white power structure.” I buy the latter assertion in the above sentence. However, I’m fairly certain Mr. Hu’s parents migrated to America to follow their OWN dreams as countless immigrants have done in the past and continue to do so today. Nothing really wrong with that. But let’s stick to the truth.
The rest of Mr. Hu’s article is hysterical, bereft of intellectual merit. I submit most Americans who exhibit a similar hysteria have no awareness of the destruction and havoc that US foreign policy has caused in the world in the 20th century. Our “misadventures” in Vietnam, Cambodia, Central America, the middle East, Afganistan and Iraq have not taught us to question the motives and rhetoric of those who send us off to fight these ill-conceived wars in the first place. Instead we continue to fall for any lie that invokes our way of life, democracy, God, free enterprise … and freedom fries! This lack of awareness (read ignorance) guarantees us political leaders who will continue the same insane politics we have practiced all along ensuring that we have manufactured enemies to fight forever. “If we don’t fight them there we’ll have to fight them here.” The enemies ARE real now - they became real when they suffered the effects of our foreign and economic policies. But you won’t hear much discussion about that in the mainstream media as it does not serve the interests of those in power.
I see in Barack Obama the glimmer of a political leader who might represent true change and hope for America. As an Asian American myself I am disgusted by Mr. Hu’s attempt to disgrace Obama through Wright. If you want to find out about Mr. Wright go do some research on your own. Don’t pay attention to what others have said about him - as they all have axes to grind. Examine what Wright has said and look at it in context. That is the way to get at truth.
–Plotinus on Apr 07, 2008Plotinus
Posted April 7, 2008 at 9:03 am Permalink
This is truly discouraging. Chinese students take up 35-45% of all the spots in the University of California campuses. Yes we the taxpayers pay for this education of a population that only represents 9% of California. This is basically Chinese public school and yet the Chinese have chosen to take this incredible gift (windfall) and become totally racist towards Blacks. Here is just another example and as a white person who has defended Chinese citizens to assure no discrimination, this disgusts me. So Chinese immigrate into our country and are abject racists. Black and white citizens get shoved aside because Chinese immigrants can’t manage to be decent citizens.
–lm on Apr 07, 2008lm
Posted April 7, 2008 at 10:06 am Permalink
“Where there is anger there is hope. If we don’t listen to those that are angry, it will fester. Listen, think, empathize. Then and only then can the anger dissipate and be replaced with something more productive and positive.”–AVW on Apr 07, 2008
I expect the above statement would not have been made if Rev. Wright was a white minister spewing that hatred about black people.
–JanetP on Apr 07, 2008JanetP
Posted April 7, 2008 at 10:13 am Permalink
Do John McCain and the current crop of conservative republicans respect the moral foundation of this country? The U.S. Constitution was actually designed, among other things, to protect the people of America from misguided government.
U.S. Constitution: Amendment I - Freedom of ReligionRight now, for the first time ever, your tax dollars are funding religious groups you may not agree with. Conservative republican faith based initiatives are at the root of using your tax dollars to promulgate religious beliefs you may actually disapprove of. Conservative judges appointed by Bush ruled that taxpayers do not have a right to challenge expeditures by the executive branch.
Amendment IV - Search and seizureUnder the guise of court action against abortion, Conservative Republicans had John Ashcroft subpoena all the medical records of literally thousands of women just like you and members of your family. Conservative republicans are invading your privacy every day. Unfortunately for all of us, they don’t appear to care about our U.S. constitution, or by extension, the people of our great country.
Amendment X - Powers of the States and PeopleJohn McCain and conservative republicans have tried consistently to overturn States Laws. They used your tax dollars to destroy the will of the people of Oregon, and the famous “Death with Dignity” law; they lost, but undoubtedly will try again. Conservative republicans and John McCain and no longer respect States Rights.
Amendment VIII - Cruel and Unusual punishmentWould you rather die, or support a government which supported and sanctioned torture? The founding fathers would rather have died, and in fact they were proud to fight and die for our government: A government which specifically outlaws cruel and unusual punishment for very important reasons.
I am one of millions of people that view this straying from our moral foundations as very bad news for our country. I urge you to keep this in mind in the coming election.
–Frank on Apr 07, 2008Frank
Posted April 7, 2008 at 11:43 am Permalink
Jeremiah Wright and his ilk don’t WANT the racial issues to go away. Is it, perhaps, because he, along with his brethren Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, would see his stock go down? If we achieved racial harmony what role would they play? They have nothing to offer beyond their pseudo protector of black rights.
–JanetP on Apr 07, 2008JanetP
Posted April 7, 2008 at 12:43 pm Permalink
Indeed, the Neo-con agenda is against the Constitution and a slap in the face to our great fathers. Our government has been hi-jacked by this administration. They convince everyone that they need to take away some of our rights to protect us from people who want to take away our rights. This is in itself amazingly similar to what the Nazis did. Who’s going to save the world from this fascist government???
–Bob on Apr 07, 2008Bob
Posted April 7, 2008 at 1:36 pm Permalink
Idiot. What a waste of talent. If only you can put the same energy on something positive…
–rachel on Apr 07, 2008rachel
Posted April 7, 2008 at 2:43 pm Permalink
I enjoyed this article. My background is Apache. I relate to both Asians and blacks; however, I envied both groups for their vast numbers. Blacks appear to carry a perpetual chip for circumstances that have long since changed. wright’s rants perpetuate a victim stereotype that may exist in South Chicago, but it is not evident here in SoCal.
Individual presentation is the key to success and avoiding discrimination. Asians have taken far more personal responsibility for their individual condition. I have not seen them scapegoat anyone. Blacks should learn from their example.
–Moronophobe on Apr 07, 2008Moronophobe
Posted April 7, 2008 at 6:08 pm Permalink
Yup, sweeping generalizations, most of them irrational AND disjoined, and all about “race” and “hate” as the pair relate to the author’s idea of today’s body politic.My personal reaction is that he’s being groomed as the contemporary “Asian-American” (Art Hu is “Vietnamese”? Sorry, more balkanizing) Bill Buckley, in the marginalized APA press, unless he’s contemplating syndication.In all of this, including the Olympics “Tibet” matter, is the object diversion?Away from the subject of the impending Petraeus Report and the Iraq quagmire and the Damocles Sword of an Iran “pre-empt”? Which would make all this child’s play and irrelevance.Few, other than the author?, are “fooled,” and Billary’s “Penn” stumble today should play out in a fortnight or so. As for all those McCain rally “rednecks, creationists, and neocon wackos,” Hu’s, not mine, was that a Freudian, gasp, slip? Well, at least that’s not “racist,” “classist” maybe, “elitist” too, but it’s pretty hateful as well.
–Frank Eng on Apr 07, 2008Frank Eng
Posted April 7, 2008 at 10:05 pm Permalink
Those who have criticized this article need to investigate the “theology” that Wright teaches at his church. It is nothing like Christianity as most people understand it. The brand of theology which Wright has been teaching Obama and the others is called “black liberation theology.” Wright admits this and it is stated on the church’s website. Black theology is based upon the premise of the white oppressor against the black oppressed. This is why, for example, that Wright refers to Jesus as black, and his killers as white. This is the only way the story of Jesus fits within this brand of “theology.” Rev. Wright cites James Cone, another proponent of black liberation theology, as his theological inspiration. Here are just a couple of James Cone’s quotes: (1) “To be Christian is to be one of those whom God has chosen. God has chosen black people.” (2) “While it is true that blacks do hate whites, black hatred is not racism.” (3) “All white men are responsible for white oppression.” (4) “Theologically, Malcolm X was not far wrong when he called the white man “the devil.” (5) “If there is any contemporary meaning of the Antichrist, the white church seems to be a manifestation of it.” (6) “Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community … Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.” *** These statements, and this “theology,” are fundamentally racist and divisive. The fact that Obama has chosen to belong to this racist church for 20 years speaks volumes about his character and judgment, and flies in the face of his pronouncements about his ability and intent to “unite” this country.
–Fred Jones on Apr 08, 2008Fred Jones
Posted April 8, 2008 at 5:20 am Permalink
Wow, musta hit a hornets nest there. Too bad they didn’t give me the turnaround time to respond to the speech like Nash and Emil. As a matter of fact, Jesus isn’t white or black. The continent of Palestine / Israel is actually …. Asia, Western Asia to be precise. I’m thinking about following up with a piece of why we don’t have a church like Wright’s that teaches all of us complacent Asians how much America has hated and mistreated Asians, and why we don’t have theologists like Cone that aren’t satisfied with worshipping in what are essentially churches for white people. This Obama /Wright issue hit America as hard as the Rodney King riots and the OJ trial, and it’s not going to go away. McCain IS right on Vietnam and Iraq. The lesson that should have been learned is that to preserve freedom, you must stand up against military aggression and terror. Kennedy was right in saying that America should stand up for freedom, it’s too bad it was Nixon that left South Vietnam to fall without US support. The Wright issue is only part of a pattern of a lack of integrity on the part of Obama’s character. McCain’s defects are far fewer and shallower, he is basically a man of honor that Obama will never measure up to.
–arthurhu on Apr 08, 2008arthurhu
Posted April 8, 2008 at 11:09 am Permalink
>>>My personal reaction is that he’s being groomed as the contemporary “Asian-American” (Art Hu is “Vietnamese”? Sorry, more balkanizing) Bill Buckley, in the marginalized APA press, unless he’s contemplating syndication.>> Actually I used to be quoted quite a lot in the affirmative action wars, and I am hoping this will lead to a spot in, maybe a letter writing campaign and I can join Michelle Malkin and Dinesh D’Souza on Anybody notice that NY Times did a story on “diverse” talking heads on TV, the only Asian mentioned was our conservative Malkin. Can you name any liberal Asian showing up as a commentator on the cable news outlets? Judging by her detractors, she’s doing extremely well. I was a fan of hers ever since her syndication from the LA paper in Bellevue WA.
–arthurhu on Apr 08, 2008arthurhu
Posted April 8, 2008 at 11:16 am Permalink
Here’s a good one I didn’t have space for: Name ONE line from Obama’s speech that will leave as lasting an impression as “I Have A Dream” or “God D#### America”? There isn’t one. Just Obama worshippers who would support him no matter what they dig up. I barely got started on Obama’s father’s history, he left his original wife in Kenya, still married, married Obama’s mom, left her for Harvard, married another woman before returning to Kenya, got hired as an official, fell out, got drunk and into car accidents, flew back to say hi to his son, and then flew back and died in another accident. Nothing wrong with that, but no comparison to the 3 John McCains contributions to American history as head of Naval Aviation and a carrier task group, a sub skipper and head of the Pacific forces, and flier and most celebrated POW. We’re voting for president, not who can pack the most people into a sports stadium for a pep speech.
–arthurhu on Apr 08, 2008arthurhu
Posted April 8, 2008 at 11:24 am Permalink
Hi all,
A response to Mr Jones and more is in my column on this topic at
–Phil Nash on Apr 08, 2008Phil Nash
Posted April 8, 2008 at 12:01 pm Permalink
I prefer Ms. Clinton to Mr. Obama, but I will take either over McCain. However, I object to your blurring the distinction between the beliefs of Obama and those of his minister. They are not the same person, and pretending that their beliefs must be identical is a rhetorical tactic, not responsible journalism. I was raised by Ronald Regan Republicans, but I am a moderate Democrat. My beliefs aren’t the same as those of the grandparents who raised me, but I certainly didn’t shun them because of this difference. If you claim that Obama hates whites, you are claiming that he hates his own mother, which I think very unlikely.
–Tim Dunn on Apr 08, 2008Tim Dunn
Posted April 8, 2008 at 12:11 pm Permalink
Phil, I just got back from your column. Dunn, techncially, Wright doesn’t tell his people to hate whites, but how are you supposed to love people who nuked Hiroshima and Nagasaki, imposed Apartheid, invented the AIDS virus just to kill black people, etc? Would you go to an Asian church that set up whites as the enemy, and Jesus as a West Asian, harping about all the anti-Asian violence from 100 years ago, Iron Chinks, the Chinese Must Go, laws against interracial marriage, owning land, chinaman’s chance, yada yada yada and the last straw, miscasting MIT card counters? Asians have nearly as much to complain about, but WE DON’T.
Wright really isn’t such a bad guy when he isn’t attacking other people, but if he never attacked people, there would be nothing to endlessly loop over and over again, would there? Obama himself probably never did the research on Cone and Wright that the bloggers have done, but that’s no excuse. Cone himself has stated that what comes out Obama’s mouth is in a line from King to Cone to Wright to Obama. I’ve done a heckuva lot of digging on both McCain and Obama, and the more digging I do, the more I like McCain and the more I’m scared by Obama. I’d rather go with the McCain’s “imperfect servant” than one of Cone’s revolutionaries, no matter how slick and evolved.
–arthurhu on Apr 08, 2008arthurhu
Posted April 8, 2008 at 2:10 pm Permalink
Dear Arthur,
Again, you misunderstand the difference between hating a system that favors whites and hating white people (many of whom attend Trinity Church or who have written supportive blog comments and op-ed pieces supporting Rev Wright).
I myself have devoted my life to attacking the injustices in a white-controlled and white-favoring system, yet I have many family and friends who are white. Frankly, the whites I consider my friends also have devoted their lives to ending this systemic unfairness.
To pretend that anti-black prejudice no longer exists is to be out of touch with reality. And to be comfortable with a system based on systemic unfairness is to be out of touch with fundamental notions of justice.
Thanks again for writing.
–Phil Nash on Apr 08, 2008Phil Nash
Posted April 8, 2008 at 5:57 pm Permalink
And Phil, you are pretending that people like Cone and Wright can paint whites and the system they created as the devil and hell on earth, and NOT be called anti-white racist hate speech? We need a world with no hate, not a world where black hatred of whites is used to balance white hatred of blacks, and we Asians therefore need to develop a healthy hatred of blacks and whites (oh excuse me, the unfair system they have created) if they hate us, and have colleges hire professors to teach courses and award diviniity degrees in such nonsense ????
Obama ain’t rich, he ain’t white, he ain’t powerful and Hillary ain’t never been called a . I’m sorry, there is absolutely no place for such speech in public discourse, except for plastering YouTube with endless loops to show how evil and perverse this stuff is. Any amount of context you try to put around it is simply the inability to tell the smelly brown stuff from Shinola. I have the guts to call Wright and his speech what it is. Do you have the integrity to do what Obama did - condemn it completely as the product ofa man with a badly distorted view of America and what it stands for?
–arthurhu on Apr 08, 2008arthurhu
Posted April 8, 2008 at 6:49 pm Permalink
Phil, save your breath and your energies, which continue to produce meaningful and productive contributions to the national “dialog,” one-sided as it remains since the “MSM” refuses to take part in same, on “race” and the continuing realities institutionalized racism presents to ALL minorities, nearly half a century after the Kerner Report and counting.As for Art Hu, in the few ‘graphs aforegoing I finally “see” what I missed in prior readings, which totally baffled me, from genetic “Asian” supremacies in Academe to culturally grotesque revisitations to movies of past generations.Mr. Hu openly avows his ambition to become one of those coiffed and pancake’d “talking heads” on cable television, a vis-a-vis to Michelle Malkin. Since she is already “established,” maybe he would stand a better chance by reversing his stances and EMBRACING Obama, as David Horowitz? morphed from consumer advocate to Establishment star. Then he and Malkin could share the podium whilst Wolf Blitzer blandly tossed the beachball of blather and pabulum betwixt the two, like why Asians are “smart,” not intelligent, and, like Woody Harrelson?, can’t jump high enough for the NBA, albeit Koreans and Japanese appear to have taken over street-dancin’, lawsy, massa.I wish Art neither well nor poorly, I’m simply in awe of his ambition. Look, pa, I’m on the panel, at noon, live, and INTERnational.Frank EngP.S.: As the “Free Tibet” crowd continues to make a mess and a mockery of the Olympic “Torch,” wherever, I, for one, as a still-voting citizen of these still-benighted States of Amurrika, so long as the theoneocons continue in power, insist that the spotlight remain on those Iraq “hearings,” “herrings”?, in Congress, where the REAL action is, “Darfur” included. The latter too is a complex and regional mess on more than several “levels,” check the Wikipedia account extant, and the PRC is, likely, no more and no less, “responsible” as the Beltway. As always, “the people” are the victims of competing powers and interests, not to mention global warmingLearning-to-Love-Global-Warming and famine. And all those, both the earnest and the haters, who seem to be thronging this little ol’ website of late, to me at least, reveal themselves first and their arguments, usually simplistic, like SOME “columnists” and MOST “commentators, more rabble-babble than even a mere point of view. No one can “reason” with those who are incapable of “reasoning.”
–Frank Eng on Apr 08, 2008Frank Eng
Posted April 8, 2008 at 8:13 pm Permalink
Mr. Wright made these comments.Sen. Obama did not.Mr. Wright may hold these beliefs as truthsSen. Obama may not.Though he attends that church, he does not necessarily agree with teh personal beliefs of Wright.I attend church, and am Catholic. But there are many things the Catholic Church does and says that I do not agree with.Many other people across this nation and others attend religous services where they have like-minded faith, but have individual beliefs that may conflict with that of the religion.
Sen. Obama should not be judged based on words he did not say.
–obama08 on Apr 08, 2008obama08
Posted April 8, 2008 at 8:18 pm Permalink
Dear Arthur,
Again, the SYSTEM needs fixing, and whites benefit from that system. Individual whites do not deserve to be hated, and you and I will speak up when hate speech is directed against any individual. We also should be about fixing the SYSTEM that continues to perpetuate unfair white privilege.
–Phil Nash on Apr 08, 2008Phil Nash
Posted April 8, 2008 at 9:42 pm Permalink
Hey folks, what do think of Coulter’s latest use of Asians to get her point across?
Dreams From My Father, Lame Excuses From My Grandfatherby Ann Coulter
Posted: 04/09/2008
Since a Chinese graduate student at Columbia University, Minghui Yu, was killed last Friday when black youths violently set upon him, sending him running into traffic to escape, I think B. Hussein Obama ought to start referring to the mind-set of the “typical Asian person.”
As of Wednesday, police had no motive for the attack, and witnesses said they heard no demand for money or anything else. The Associated Press reports that the assailant simply said to his friend, “Watch what I do to this guy” before punching Yu.
–awarthurhu on Apr 10, 2008awarthurhu
Posted April 10, 2008 at 1:03 pm Permalink
What is wrong with what Mr. Hu said? You can find countless black magazines saying worse things on the net and in print.
He backed his statements up with truth. Asians have been hated on by whites and blacks. We don’t favor either. I’m sorry your people had problems. Big deal. Asians have had problems as well. Arabs, Jews everyone has had problems.
This Wright numbskull is just proof that Obama is a far left radical that cannot win in the November election.
–Nick on Apr 12, 2008Nick
Posted April 12, 2008 at 11:14 pm Permalink
Dear Nick,
Thanks for writing. Let me start by saying that all African Americans don’t hate all Asian Pacific Americans. How can you make such a generalization? In fact, it is such generalizations that keep us all from becoming a more unified and loving country.
My African American friends are appalled at the misogynistic, bigoted junk that is found in many magazines just as much as I am. In fact, they say that there are progressive, non-bigoted musicians, writers and artists in their communities who have as much talent as the ones who are the superstars, but the mostly corporate (read: white)-owned media conglomerates prefer to promote artists with gangster-oriented appeal.
Instead of looking critically at the prison-industrial complex that dominates this society, we are led to believe that all blacks are criminals who deserve the unjust treatment they get.
Please take the time to go to an African American church in your community any Sunday and talk with the folks there.
Thanks again for writing.
–Phil Nash on Apr 13, 2008Phil Nash
Posted April 13, 2008 at 3:40 am Permalink
Prison-Industrial Complex? Ok another very radical idea Mr. Nash.
The fact is young black men would rather commit a crime then try to go to college. That is why the prisons are so full and stereotypes arise. This is not the fault of whites or Asians or anybody else. At some point people need to realize they are ruining their own future and at least try to improve themselves. This isn’t a Republican idea or Democrat idea, its an idea as old as human society.
And why would I want to go to a black church? Last time I went with an Indian friend I heard a lot of snide comments about “Arab” and “terrorist” being whispered throughout the ‘congregation’ even though he probably looked more like Jesus Christ then anyone in the tri-country area, certainly more then anyone in that church.
–Nick on Apr 13, 2008Nick
Posted April 13, 2008 at 11:38 am Permalink
Dear Nick,
Thanks for continuing the dialogue. As we continue our discussion, however, I find it helpful to not start with labeling the other person, as that creates a barrier to continued openness to new ideas. Also, please be careful about using the word “fact” when even a google search reveals “facts” that are contrary to that position.
For example, here is an article I found from the Atlantic that lays out some of the details about what many sociologists refer to as the “prison-industrial complex”: In brief, there are businesses that benefit from building prisons. Some legislators in politically conservative areas benefit from building the prisons in their districts because then there are people who count for the purpose of assigning legislative seats who cannot actually vote for one candidate versus another. These legislators then join with the prison builders to encourage more prison building instead of more money for schools, drug rehab centers, and so forth. This is not, by the way, a “radical” concept, but known by many who study criminology.
Thanks again for writing.
–Phil Nash on Apr 13, 2008Phil Nash
Posted April 13, 2008 at 4:21 pm Permalink
Obama believes that the racism among white working-class is due to the job losses and resultant bitterness. There is some truth to that theory, but a better explanation is that greater interaction with blacks lead to greater racist sentiment.
This phenomenon also explains some of the anti-black sentiment among Asians and Latinos. Some Asians refuse to vote for Obama because they had been robbed by blacks or their family memebers have been killed by blacks. These Asians project their anger to blacks in general, including Obama, however unfairly.
Latinos, too, express gripes like getting picked on by blacks when they were young, Latina girls getting harassed and raped by black guys, etc.
Perhaps Obama should give a second race speech focussing on black crime, and address the concerns of whites, Asians and Latinos. One concern some people have is that Obama adminstration enforcing Fair Housing Laws, and school integration aggressively would lead to greater crime and lower educational standards in their neighborhoods.
–Jesse on Apr 13, 2008Jesse
Posted April 13, 2008 at 7:26 pm Permalink
Nick and Jesse:Rapists and murderers are, simply, rapists and murderers. Of whatever color.Now, “criminals,” on the other hand, are another matter.In times past, being a debtor was a crime. Of course, stealing a loaf of bread also justified a Javert.In this country today, some drugs are “legal,” as in “prescription,” whereas others get you prison terms, prison terms that are patently canted towards “blacks” and “browns” and those who cannot afford a good lawyer.Rush Limbaugh is a good case in point.Finally, hatred is hatred, whatever the rationalized cause OR the race of those hated.Have either of you examined your own hatreds in depth? As in specifics, not in generalities.And both history and my own experience has led me to believe that “blacks” are considerably more sinned against than sinning. By far.And part of MY rationalization is that I have lived with, worked with, and shared with a considerable number of “blacks,” some of whom are biracial and multiracial, including “Asian” or “Chinese.”Think about it. If you can.Frank Eng
–Frank Eng on Apr 14, 2008Frank Eng
Posted April 14, 2008 at 1:20 am Permalink
Prison-industrial complex?? Putting black people into jails to increase profits and votes of evil republican businessmen? Yeah, why not blame the destructive “model minority myth” for the relatively low reported rates of crime and incarceration of Asian Americans? Yeesh, Nash is a worse case of liberal-bot than I thought. I’m waiting for his explanation that the reason working class whites have faith in christ, buy guns to protect their homes, are racists and immigrant haters and favor Ms Clinton over a black guy like him is because they they are “bitter” over the Bush record??? I think that Spengler guy is right, his attitude towards real Americans isn’t that much different than his sociologist mom (who unloaded her son on her parents so she could be free to get a PhD and develop the 3rd world while on food stamps) looks at people through the lens of scientist trying to explain everything in a textbook fashion. Liberal democrats certainly buy the Obama brand, but thank goodness not everybody is mesmerised by this guy.
–awarthurhu on Apr 14, 2008awarthurhu
Posted April 14, 2008 at 8:49 am Permalink
Dear Arthur,
I would appreciate your not resorting to name-calling or labelling if you want to engage in an honest dialogue. Frankly, those on all parts of the political spectrum who engage in name-calling have cheapened our discourse to the point where honest dialogue is an endangered species.
I don’t have time for a longer response now, but I hope interested readers will read or listen to Sen. Obama’s entire speech on the so-called “bitterness” issue before making up their minds about whom to support.
Thanks again for writing, Arthur.
–Phil Nash on Apr 14, 2008Phil Nash
Posted April 14, 2008 at 11:15 am Permalink
This is what Thomas Sowell has to say on Obama’s latest gaffe:
An e-mail from a reader said that, while Hillary Clinton tells lies, Barack Obama is himself a lie. That is becoming painfully apparent with each new revelation of how drastically his carefully crafted image this election year contrasts with what he has actually been saying and doing for many years.
Like so many others on the left, Obama rejects “stereotypes” when they are stereotypes he doesn’t like but blithely throws around his own stereotypes about “a typical white person” or “bitter” gun-toting, religious and racist working class people.
Phil, you need to recognize hatred and negative stereotypes wherever they come from. Whites hate blacks = bad. You folks also need to recognize that blacks hate whites also = bad. As our race is hated by both blacks and whites (per capita I’ve gotten more negative cracks from blacks than whites in my life), we must eliminate ALL hatred from all sides.
You cannot just say that you are proud of America when they support Obama, but they are bitter kooky church-going gun-loving immigrant hating racists when in fact, the white middle is the only group that isn’t FAVORING Obama for his race - clearly blacks and the whites who are more liberal than blacks are favoring the black man, not just being non-racist. The real Obama is showing through his mask, and sooner or later, he will lose. Asians should not be supporting such a dishonest and dishonorable man. McCain is a man of honor who makes no such sweeping attacks against any Americans who gave years of his life in prison defending the freedom of Asians and Americans.
–awarthurhu on Apr 15, 2008awarthurhu
Posted April 15, 2008 at 8:41 am Permalink
Phil seems to agree with Wright that the founding fathers such as Jefferson set up a “white racist” system that must be smashed. I wonder what he thinks for Wright’s latest Wrants. Asian Americans need to wake up and realize we have a radical liberal leadership that not only tolerates but venerates people like Wright.,wright041208.articleWright….did revisit the topic of America’s mistreatment of blacks, saying America’s founding fathers “planted slavery and white supremacy in the DNA of this republic,” and adding that Thomas Jefferson wrote, “ ‘God would punish America for the sin of slavery.’ I guess that makes Thomas Jefferson unpatriotic,” he said to the cheers of the congregation.… congregants nearly drowned Wright out with a booming standing ovation. Wright also referred to Fox News as “Fix News
–awarthurhu on Apr 15, 2008awarthurhu
Posted April 15, 2008 at 8:54 am Permalink
Dear Arthur,
Everyone sees the world through a framework that is shaped by many forces, including parents, siblings, peers, teachers, community, religious affiliations, and life experiences. Once that framework is developed, we each tend to try to fit new experiences and information into the framework we have created.
The framework provides predictability and order, which is a good thing. The key, in my opinion, is to try to have as many experiences as possible and to be as open-minded as possible so that one can have one’s framework challenged in a positive way. If one has enough emotional and intellectual strength, one can grow from these new experiences and expand one’s framework to be able to deal with even more new experiences in the future.
I bring this up because I believe that Obama’s campaign marks a turning point for American politics. He himself acknowledges that he is not the one who is going to make a major change in American society. He can only be a facilitator for the change that we each must bring about.
He is an imperfect person, as each of us is, but that is not the point. I can give you many examples about why McCain cannot be trusted as an honorable man.
The Obama campaign has been deliberately designed to serve as a framework-changer. Listen to his speeches, which emphasize that it is not all about him, but about galvanizing the American people to take charge of their own lives and communities. He already has been successful in expanding the frames and giving hope to the young and previously-marginalized. If elected, he will change the way many people around the world view our country, mostly for the better.
You are welcome to keep looking for Obama’s faults, and others are welcome to look for the faults of Clinton and McCain. I prefer to move our country to Democracy 2.0, where we have campaign finance reform, sane election laws, and attention to the war, economy, and other issues that are affecting our future far more than the current media stories would suggest.
Thanks again for participating in this dialogue.
–Phil Nash on Apr 15, 2008Phil Nash
Posted April 15, 2008 at 11:54 am Permalink
I was watching Return of the Jedi and it suddenly hit me - I put on my desert robe and headed on down to where all the evil white people dine. As soon as I arrived, I made hand gestures like you would make from a floating vehicle and told them:
“Rev. Wright is not the racist crackpot, who counseled Barak Obama for decades……you are looking for.”
–rondo on Apr 17, 2008rondo
Posted April 17, 2008 at 3:52 am Permalink
One other thing, why don’t Asian-Americans adopt children outside of their race? Like racist white people do.
–rondo on Apr 17, 2008rondo
Posted April 17, 2008 at 4:00 am Permalink
Dear Rondo,
Thanks for writing, but I have no idea what your Jedi image means.
Meanwhile, I object to your notion that somehow this dialogue has been about tarring all whites as racist. Whites are advantaged every day in this society because people presume that whites are competent Americans, until they prove themselves otherwise. Asian Americans are presumed foreign. Blacks are presumed incompetent. That is the unfortunate way it is until you, myself and every reader starts to build a world where we are judged by the “content of our character.”
White advantages, whether they asked for them or not, perpetuate an unfair society. And where there is no justice, there can be no peace.
BTW, there are plenty of Asian Americans who adopt kids of non-Asian backgrounds. But, given that Asian-derived people are almost 2/3 of the world’s population, it, makes sense that they help with the adoption of needy Asian kids.
Thanks for writing.
–Phil Nash on Apr 17, 2008Phil Nash
Posted April 17, 2008 at 9:14 am Permalink
The debate last night showed the discomfort in Obama, especially when it comes to a very basic isssue: electability.
See my comments on my blog at
Remember, Hillary Clinton is –by virtue of California and New York–still the candidate who represents the most Asian Americans.
In a head-to-head with McCain, Hillary is making the case that she would give the Democrats the best chance.
For my comment on “electability” check out my blog at
–Emil Guillermo on Apr 17, 2008Emil Guillermo
Posted April 17, 2008 at 10:44 am Permalink
Finally we meet Emil. Come again more often. I really think that most Asians who aren’t rabidly liberal are politically comatose will go for the “Ford explorer / Wrangler jeans” John McCain over an exotic Nissan Z Obama or Volvo Hillary. I’m the only writer here that speaks up for that bunch, and even I’m too PC to really speak for them. Nash, I can’t believe (ok maybe I can…) that you buy into this white priviledge garbage. Nobody’s race really stands in the way of anybody who is determined to do something today. If anything, it’s helped Obama who I guess is still trying to figure out if he’s black, white, or somwhere inbetween. It’s certainly not in the interest of Asians to adopt the afrocentric view that this nation was founded on racism against blacks, and operate accordingly. If anything the relatively lack of interest in race issues of Asians in general has done very little to harm our statistical outcomes which are generally ahead of whites whenever blacks are behind (and incidentally, behind whites when blacks are ahead as well)
–awarthurhu on Apr 17, 2008awarthurhu
Posted April 17, 2008 at 3:35 pm Permalink
Gosh Phil
“Whites are advantaged every day in this society because people presume that whites are competent Americans, until they prove themselves otherwise. Asian Americans are presumed foreign. Blacks are presumed incompetent. ”
That’s a presumptuous statement. How does this presumption resonate?
Ms Murata prefers that her daughter marries a Japanese-American man. Why? Wellllll, it’s a cultural thing.
Ms White prefers that her daughter marries a “white” man. Why? Because she’s a racist….of course.
I’m an economically successful white boy who has been married to a Chinese-American woman for 33 years. I never had the opportunity to know my now deceased in-laws because they chose to all but disassociate themselves from their daughter and grandchildren because of her decision to marry outside her race. My race traitor wife is now well into middle-age and her beauty is fading, Her age, combined with the duration of our marriage, has resulted in a mitigation of the “yellow fever” presumptions I’ve lived with over the years. No doubt, they’ve been directed by Asian-American males toward younger white guys who marry Asian-American women. I see an increasing number of Asian-American males marrying anglo women. Whenever they can find one with decent skin who isn’t fat.
I’ve never known of an Asian-American couple adopting a hispanic, black or white child. Just an observation. But if you say they do, I believe you.
–rondo on Apr 17, 2008rondo
Posted April 17, 2008 at 5:40 pm Permalink
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. Our media cooks up such great China bashing stories and are consumed by the Western mass, that anybody without a brain will scream “the sky is falling.” Being attacked all at once for doing something that China has always been doing for decades brings out a feeling of racism against the Chinese people. The Chinese government than feeds Nationalism to its people, creating a united front against all China bashing. We the people must be careful what we consume. Consume peace.
–Huang Fong on Apr 17, 2008Huang Fong
Posted April 17, 2008 at 8:06 pm Permalink
this emil, is becoming so rabid anti-Obama that it’s hard to take any of his stuff seriously any more.Come on, Emil. Give it up already.
–not a prude on Apr 17, 2008not a prude
Posted April 17, 2008 at 9:31 pm Permalink
Dear Rondo:Congrats on your long and apparently loving marriage. Bronx cheers to your in-laws. We ALL have a few of those, do we not? As for “adoptions,” good luck to one and all, whatever the race.And welcome back, “awarthurhu,” it is gratifying AND reassuring that you are, indeed, Hu you are, confused and conflicted and confounded. Equating personages to automotive makes and models is, well, is it not?, less than logical and more than juvenile?And, Emil, “electability:?You may be “right,” but I, for one, hope you prove wrong come November next.Frank EngP.S.: And, one and all, it may well prove instructive for EVERYone to visit the New America Media website online. Now, there’s an inclusive and not at all provincial “minority” venue.P.P.S.: Phil Nash, if “they” still “don’t get it,” save your breath and your energies.
–Frank Eng on Apr 17, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Stupid Connected Math Probability problems

2 new stupid Connected Math problems
They predicatably waste an entire booklet on probability.
One exercise is to run an experiment to see how many times a paper cup will land on it's side and compute the probability. Do you know what the correct answer is? There isn't one! At least a cone does have an expected probability. This is a subject for experimental science. Math is not an experimental science, certainly not in 6th grade.
Another exericise introduces alleles in probability, and uses tree to show how to compute gene outcomes. I didn't even go into this detail in 9th grade Biology for pete's sake. Another ridiculous "real world" example that is utterly useless.
Then there's "tell what the possible outcomes are and compute the likelyhood of each". What's the example?
- Stealing 2nd base.
In elementary school, 1/3 of kids don't even know enough about baseball to know what stealing a base is. Core Plus also expects kids to have an adult knowledge of sports, sports stars and sports rules. Of course, they have no instruction in baseball. And of course, there is no correct answer. I told my kid to write there isn't a correct answer. I asked my kid what the teacher said the right answer was, and he says she said there wasn't one. ARGH.
Arthur Angry Dad Hu.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

NY Times: Demand for Pundits of Color, Malkin only Asian mentioned

Only Asian pundit cited is conservative Malkin, don't think we have any comparable liberal ones that aren't in Asian Week.


NYTimes Like the Candidates, TV’s Political Pundits Show Signs of Diversity