(Originally published April 25, 2020)
Andrew Yang, a wealthy entrepreneur and Democrat presidential candidate, claimed that he was a candidate of color, on stage at the Dec. 19 debate forum.
If Yang is a candidate of color, what color is he? Yellow? This is the kind of thinking that divides people into categories, and elevates the color of their skin to racism, making it more important than their character.
This is really what liberals and Democrats have become experts at: categorizing people, labeling them by their perceived color, so that they are their racial background more than they will ever be Americans.
Are they a person or color or non-color, or an American. For Yang and the other candidates on the debate stage, they are people of color. This is sad.
But as such they must be pandered to, as Yang so eloquently did during the debate.
He ignores the fact that Asians like Yang are perhaps the wealthiest racial group in the United States, aside from Indian Americans, who are just as well off.
“It’s both an honor and a disappointment to be the lone candidate of color,” Yang said, agreeing with the moderator, who labeled him as a racial person of color. Please talk about yourself as a person of color. Yang happily obliged the moderator, who her self was a person of color.
“I miss Kamala and I miss Cory (Booker), although I think Cory will be back,” Yang said. If he were investing in Cory as a start up company in Silicon Valley, he would probably lose his investment.
“I had many epithets used against me as a kid,” Yang said. “Blacks and latinos have something must more powerful working against them.”
“They have numbers,” Yang said.
Yang was probably not referring to the “MATH” pin on his label.
Those numbers work against them, in our woke culture, since blacks and Hispanics do not perform well in math, on math test scores compared to Asians like Yang.
Black households earn ten percent that of white households, he said.
“For latinos, it’s 12 percent,” he said.
“If you are a black woman, you are 320 percent more likely to die due to complications in childbirth,” he said.
“These are the numbers that define race in our country,” he said.
Sadly, even for someone like Yang, who should know better than to pander to racial groups, it is what defines Americans for people on the Democrat debate stage.
“Why am I the lone candidate of color on this stage,” Yang said.
That’s an easy question. There are not a lot of Asian candidates because they are too busy working and making money. They are too busy finishing medical school and working as doctors.
Yang said that racial groups like blacks and Latinos don’t donate to political campaigns because they lack disposable income.
How do we fix this? Hand out money, finish the dream, the freedom dividend of $1,000 a month, an initiative suggested by Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I guarantee that if we had a dividend of $1,000 a month, I would not be the only candidate of color on this stage tonight,” Yang said.
Yang would probably fail on that guarantee. He is wrongly assuming that people with an additional $1,000 of income would spend it on political campaigns.
As well, free money does not free people; it makes them slaves to the person or government entity that provides the $1,000.
It’s also not likely that Asian Americans like Yang would welcome this $1,000 dividend, since they recognize that it is far from a free dividend.
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