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Dear Fox News: Please Stop Using Asians To Attack Black People

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Racial arsonist and race hustler Bill O’Reilly


AFRICANGLOBE – Bill O’Reilly’s attempts to use the success of Asian Americans to shame African Americans is shameful and historically illiterate.


“Talking Points does not—does not—believe in White privilege.”


That was Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s big, brave pitch during his third-person “talking points” segment on Tuesday’s edition of The O’Reilly Factor. The peg for the segment was the uproar and race issues surrounding the police murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, last month. O’Reilly was blasting the idea of people citing “White privilege” to help explain anger or inequality in a predominantly Black community. He railed against a perceived failure of Black leaders to spark a “cultural revolution” in their “precincts,” and the lack of personal responsibility instilled in young African Americans.


Of course Bill O’Reilly doesn’t believe that the concept of White privilege exists. (Neither does much of the rest of Fox News.) He has denied the existence of such a privilege for White Americans in previous segments, including one in which he falsely claimed that Harvard Kennedy School was requiring freshmen to take a class on the subject.


O’Reilly’s latest salvo of White-privilege denialism has already been mocked and (rightly) criticized enough. But one aspect of his crotchety monologue that was particularly unappealing was how he invoked the general economic and academic successes of Asian Americans in order to highlight the supposed failings of African Americans.


“So, do we have Asian privilege in America?” the Fox host asked rhetorically. “Because the truth is that Asian-American households earn far more money than anyone else.”


O’Reilly also compares the statistic on Asian-American children raised in single-parent households (13 percent) to that of African Americans (a “whopping” 55 percent) to make the point that Asian families in this country are stronger. This is a favorite bugaboo of O’Reilly’s, and in the past he’s even said that First Lady Michelle Obama should come on his show and tell Black teens, “You stop having sex; you stop getting pregnant.


O’Reilly has made the Asian-privilege point before. He’s also praised Asian folks by asserting that, “Asian people are not liberal, you know, by nature” because “they’re usually more industrious and hard-working.” (It’s worth noting that not all Asian demographics fit neatly into this positive stereotype that colors the way O’Reilly talks about Asian citizens.)


First, let’s be consistent and call this phenomenon “yellow privilege.” So, sure, you could reasonably argue that there is a general yellow privilege that people who look like me enjoy in the United States. For instance, Asian-American men under the age of 35 have a far lower chance of being wrongly accosted by a police officer than a young Black man would. The difference is that, unlike White people, we don’t have a bitter, well-paid armada of commentators to go on TV and complain about Black people every time someone brings said privilege up.


But the real reason O’Reilly’s Black-yellow comparison is so annoying and intellectually dishonest is because it is patently bizarre to compare the Asian-American experience to the African-American one. Such a crass talking point—one that uses the favorable stats of one minority group to attack the culture of another—overlooks, or at least glosses over, some of the most obvious facts and tragedies in our nation’s history. Generations of Asian Americans did not endure the traumas, legacies, and residual effects of slavery, Jim Crow, and decades of racist housing policy. These are factors that O’Reilly mentions only as an aside, preferring to talk more about the importance of getting Black kids to “speak properly” and behave themselves in public.


Asian Americans and African Americans have had very different experiences in America, a complicated reality that O’Reilly and many of his colleagues do not seem eager to tackle. But at least his commentary in the wake of the Michael Brown tragedy has been more refined than some of his co-workers—a thought that is less a compliment to Bill, and far more indicative of the kind of organism that Fox News has become.


By: Asawin Suebsaeng


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The article's argument is pretty illogical.


The notion of privilege is having the status higher than someone else or having power someone else doesn't.


By that definition there is something called Asian Privilege, if they have more wealth than us, more education than us, less arrests than us, and etc. 


The reason why White conservatives are comparing Asians to themselves to us is because they are saying...


"Being wealthy, having a two parent home, not being arrested, isn't privilege. It is called being law abiding and responsible. You Black people could be like the Asians if you emulate them."


This is why the Asian is the model minority of the European. They tend to do well everywhere they go. 


But Asian American is a bigger more diverse pan-ethnic group, so there all different groups of Asians in that definition. South East Asians can't be compared to East Asians and SouthWest Asians. And their cultures don't blend, nor do they live together. 


While African American, is mostly non Caribbean/Continental American Africans. We tend to blend in with Caribbeans. 



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The premise of the article is that it is illogical to compare the Asian American experience to the African American experience to begin with, let alone only comparing the negatives withing African America to only the positives withing Asian America.  


White privilege has more to do with sheer racism and racist attitudes than it does with wealth, status, or even whether or not a person has been arrested. This is evidenced by the fact that no matter the wealth, status or even a spotless arrest record, spares Black people from the same racism experienced by poor, non-influential Blacks with or without an arrest record.  


White privilege is really merely the fact that White don't have to go through what Black people go through in America, merely because they are White, regardless of the White person's wealth, status or arrest record.  


Also, there no such thing and "Yellow Previlige" [as the author alluded to]; there is only tolerance of Asians in America (and mainly because they are here in such low numbers to begin with), and because the main focus of White racism to too busy hating on Black people, that Asians are able to continue to fly below or above the racism radar.  

That is the entire point of the notion of privilege.
You are not supposed to have same stuff, you not supposed to have the same experience, you not supposed to do the thing same things, one supposed to be better than the other.
Asians are all around better than us. They just are. Hell, they wrote a book about it. The Hymn of a Tiger Mom and etc. 
They go to jail less, they got more wealth, they actually own stuff unlike us, we just have jobs, they go school more, the got higher education and etc. 
Hell, they have more wealth and education than WHITE PEOPLE.
If the Asian got more wealth and education than Whites and they got more wealth and education than Blacks...than what do you call that? When the Asian is a way smaller minority than we are, then how the hell they get so ahead. We been here, a lot of them just got here.
Either they cracked the code of White supremacy or they are the Model Minority and they get a pass, just like the Italians and Irish did and we as American Africans, we just gotta get our asses kick for eternity by the European. 
What Bill O'Reily did is pretty much throw the Asian under the bus to dispel the concept White Privilege and the Asian writer is covering his or her got damn ass, pretty much saying...
"But they get us too..."
The Asian writer is playing a damn semantics game and trying to hid how ridiculously better than we are and how they don't face the same crap, by saying, "We don't have the same problems..."
Duh, that's whole point of the notion of privilege, it's about status differences, superior and inferior. If you have a better experience and way better way of life by all metrics, not based on feelings, than somebody else, by that notion, you are privileged. 
European Domination has a layers and a hierarchy, Asians are pretty damn up on the hierarchy as a buffer race between us and the European. There's a reason why the Asian swarm the African race and leech off of us no matter where we are, Africa, USA, the Caribbean, Western Europe; they have permission.Globally a lot of their groups are equal to the European and don't face domination. Well 100 percent of all African people are inferior to the European and face domination. 
I would say Asians are privileged. 
Originally Posted by sunnubian:

The premise of the article is that it is illogical to compare the Asian American experience to the African American experience to begin with, let alone only comparing the negatives withing African America to only the positives withing Asian America.  

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Originally Posted by RadioRaheem:

did the Asians have a Slavery and  Jim Crow era that I don't know about?  Were laws created to destroy their economy?  



White people got so turned of Asians they barred them and they did burn down their community...back then.


But remember Japanese got reparations for their encampment. 


They are a model minority, they just don't admit it. 

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