Chu: We Need Race Preferences Due to ‘Years of Anti-Asian Hate’

Chu: We Need Race Preferences Due to ‘Years of Anti-Asian Hate’

July 4, 2023

Monday on MTP Now, Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) argued that the Supreme Court was wrong to strike down racial preferences in college admissions because discrimination hasn’t ended because there have “been three years of anti-Asian hate.” And “even amongst AAPIs, we see great disparities in education between those on the high end and Pacific Islanders as well as southeast Asians, who have very low numbers with regard to completing a college degree.”

In response to a question on whether racial preferences are supposed to be a temporary measure whose time has passed, Chu said, “Well, can we say that discrimination has ended in this country? I mean, look there [have] been three years of anti-Asian hate. We’ve seen hate crimes on the rise in this country. We have seen very polarized kinds of actions taken against communities of color. No, discrimination has not ended in this country, and there are great disparities, even amongst AAPIs, we see great disparities in education between those on the high end and Pacific Islanders as well as southeast Asians, who have very low numbers with regard to completing a college degree. So, no, discrimination has not ended in this country and there are many, many ways in which we can show it.”

Translation: As a Democrat politician, I have to maintain the fiction among my constituents that they are oppressed victims of a systemically racist society. Otherwise I have nothing to offer them.

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