Trump's 'Racist' Rhetoric Blamed for Anti-Asian Hate

By Larry Elder

The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, released findings in March that showed a rise of 149% in reported anti-Asian American hate crimes from 2019 to 2020. PolitiFact wrote: "The report doesn't mention former President Donald Trump. However, it does show that Google searches found spikes for racist terms such as 'China virus' and 'Kung Flu' spiked throughout 2020." As to Trump calling the coronavirus the "Chinese virus" or the "Kung Flu," Asian American Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., said: "It did not help the situation. And frankly, it's appalling that it's been allowed ... to become this bad. ... But we have a long way to go in this country. Asian Americans are still viewed as an 'other.'" In short, blame Trump.

But according to Voice Of America News: "In New York City, where anti-Asian hate crime soared nearly nine-fold in 2020 over the year before, only two of the 20 people arrested last year in connection with these attacks were white, according to New York Police Department data analyzed by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. Eleven were African Americans, six were white Hispanics and one was a Black Hispanic." Not exactly your typical Trump voters. "'I thought it was jarring,' said Brian Levin, executive director of the center, noting that the finding runs counter to assumptions made by many that perpetrators of anti-Asian hate are mostly angry white men who blame China for the COVID-19 pandemic."

But not to worry. Professor Jennifer Ho of the University of Colorado at Boulder offers a ready explanation for Black hate crimes against Asian Americans: "white superiority." In an article called "White Supremacy Is the Root of Race-Related Violence in the United States," Ho writes: "Anti-Asian racism has the same source as anti-Black racism: white supremacy. So when a Black person attacks an Asian person, the encounter is fueled perhaps by racism, but very specifically by white supremacy. White supremacy does not require a white person to perpetuate it. ... The dehumanization of Asian people by U.S. society is driven by white supremacy and not by any Black person who may or may not hate Asians."

OK, let's talk causation.

Can we hold President Barack Obama responsible for the deaths of police officers in New York City, Baton Rouge and Dallas? These officers were killed by snipers or killed execution-style during Obama's second term. These officers were killed by different Black men angry at the false narrative, pushed by Obama, that cops kill Blacks because they are Black.

Can the purveyors of "systemic racism" blame that phony belief for what the left-wing think tank Brookings Institute calls the "homework gap"? Are Black kids doing less homework than white kids and much less homework than Asian Americans because Blacks are told that systemic racism will hold them back? Doesn't this gloomy worldview diminish the initiative of young Blacks, creating a mindset of "what's the point?" Thomas Sowell said he once heard a young Black man say he wanted to join the Air Force to become a pilot. But the young man decided not to pursue his goal because "they" don't allow Blacks to become pilots. This, Sowell said, was decades after the Black Tuskegee Airmen of World War II.

Behold the power of white supremacy! It programs Blacks, according to Ho, to commit hate crimes against Asian Americans. In recent years, there have been approximately 600,000 nonhomicide violent crimes annually between Blacks and whites. In about 90% of the cases, it involves a Black perpetrator and white victim. Odd that these omnipotent white supremacists, like Trump, do not invoke their "white supremacy" to program Blacks from attacking whites. And why haven't these white supremacists programmed Blacks to vote for Republicans? Maybe they'll get around to it.

[Larry Elder is a bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host. His latest book, "The New Trump Standard," is available in paperback from Amazon.com and for Nook, Kindle, iBooks and GooglePlay. To find out more about Larry Elder, or become an "Elderado," visit www.LarryElder.com. Follow Larry on Twitter @LarryElder. To read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.
COPYRIGHT 2021 LAURENCE A. ELDER]
DISTRIBUTED BY CREATORS.COM

Related Posts

No Comments


Recent

Archive

 2021

Categories

Tags

#race riot 1619 project 1776 1964 90 million ACT Abolitionists African Americans Afrocentric Al Sharpton Alabama American Voters American racism America Amy Coney Barrett Asians Attorney General Keith Ellison Authenticity BLM Behavior Bible Bill of rights Black Americans Black Codes Black History Black Leader Black Lives Matter Black Millionaires Black Wall Street Black achievement Black community Black families Matter Black kids Black people Black racist Black towns Black voter suppression Black vote Blacks Black Breonna Taylo Bureau of Justice Statistics CARES Act CBS CNN CRT California Capitalism Capitol Building Carbon emissions Cato Institute Chinese Christianity City government Civil Rights Act of 1964 Civil Rights Civil War Climate Change Coca-cola College Board data Condoleezza Rice Congressional Black Caucus Congressional Budget Office Conservatives Conservative Conspiracy Theories Cops Covid-19 Create a crowd Crime Cuba DNA DNC DOJ David Boaz Delta airlines Democrat party Democratic Party Democratic socialism Democrats Democrat Derek Chauvin Developer Dick Gregory Diversity Documentary Donald Trump Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Earth Day Earth Edgewater's mayor Edgewater\'s mayor Election integrity Equality Equity Facebook Fake News Fascism Fascist Federal Government Film Fire Fighters Foundation Founding Fathers Free Market Freedm Freedom's Journal Insitute Freedom's Journal Magazine Freedoms Journal Institute Freedoms Journal Magazine Freedom Gaza Strip George Floyd George W. Bush Georgia Global Warming Governors Grades HBCUs Hamas Harriet Tubman Hatred Heritage Foundation High School Hillary Clinton Historically Black Colleges and Universities History Hitler Hollywood House Republican leadership House Housing Hugo Chavez Hypocrisy IMDb Ibram X. Kendi Identity politics Inclusion Inventors Israel Jews Jim Crow Jimmy Carter Joe biden John Cena John F. Kennedy John Kass John Lewis Voting Right Advancement Act Jokes Jury Verdict Justice Kamala Harris Karl Marx Katrina Kingmaker Klu Klux Klan LAw LGBTQ LIverals Lab Larry Elder Latinos Law enforcement Lawsuits Legacy of Slavery Liberal progressives Liberals Liberal Libertarian Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson MLB MLK MSNBC Mainstream media Marxist Maxine Waters Media Men Metaphore Michael Brown Middle East policy Minneapolis police department Morality Muslim NAACP NAN Nancy Pelosi National Urban League Nazi Neck Holds New Jersey Noam Chomsky Normal Normandy North Carolina Nuclear Obergefell v. Hodges Oklahoma Opportunity Oracle Oscars PPolice Palestinians Pastor Patrisse Cullors Personal freedom Power plant President Donald Trump President Joe Biden President Obama Press Progressive Race Card Race Racial hatred Racism in America Raphael Warnock Reform Rep. Liz Cheney Rep. Maxine Waters Republican Party Republicans Republican Rich Right to Vote Riots Robert F. Kennedy Roe vs Wade Russians Russia SAT SJW Scandinavia School Choice Scientists Sen. Bernie Sanders Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Shawshank redemption Slavery Social Justice Soviet Union Speaker Nancy Pelosi Speech Stacey Abrams Steve Crowder Stock market Students Supporters Supremacist Sweden Taxpayers Teachers' Union Tesla The Reverend The West Thomas Jennings Thomas Sowell Tom Wolf Trade workers Truth vs Lies Truth Tulsa 1921 Turnout Twitter US Constitution Uncle Tom Underground Railroad Unity Vaccine Venezuela Voter ID Votes Voting Rights Act Voting law WGN WHO Walter Williams Warner Bros. Television Group Washington D.C. Water front Wealth creation White House White People White Supremacist White Supremacy White cops White-Savior Whites White Woke Women Work Wuhan YouTube abnormal academia activists advancement affirmative action angry anti-semitic antifa antiracists apartments arrested arrest attacks biology boycott business owners business cancer city council civility climte college comedian competition compliance conservative women contempt conviction corrupt politicians courage coverage criminal justice critical race theory culture war death penality debate delusion democracy dictatorship differential poverty discrimination diveristy driveway economic recovery economics economist economy education election reform elections employees employee employer employment enemies entrance exams equal results evidence executive orders fact-checkers faith leader false narrative farms first amendment force gender genocide greenhouse gases guilty handouts hate speech helpless blacks heroine hero homicide hyperbole immigration impeachment inequality infrastructure inheritance inner-city innovation insurrection interview investments jobs kids labor lies life in prison loans lock downs major league baseball mandates manslaughter masks microaggression minimum wage mob violence money monument moral superiority murder name callling neopronouns obfuscation officers oppressed opt out patents paycheck payouts people of color poineers police brutality police policy political exploitation politicians politics poverty power prison progressives public investment qualified immunity race and culture racial inequalities racism racist nation racist white cops racist radiation radical administration ratings reactor regulations reparations resisting arrest restaurant retirement riot rules for thee and not for me scholar sexism sexuality skin color snow social distancing social media social security socialism spending standards stereotypes subjectivism subsidizing college subsidy systemic racism taxes taxpayer teenagers transgender trial tribalism triillions tuition unemployment victim culture victimology violence virology wages war welfare white privilege women in history