Thursday, March 24, 2016

Race reductionist idiocy of the day: Arthur Chu calls Bhaskar Sunkara a white man

Now, it's not surprising that Chu would put class low in his priorities. Asian-Americans, like Indian Americans, are more economically privileged than ethnically-Christian white Americans, thanks to coming to this country with proportionally more wealth as mandated by the immigration laws of the time.

ETA 2: To be clear, it's the Asian-Americans of the second wave of immigration who came here with more wealth and/or the education for a better job than the average white, black, or Hispanic American. Wikipedia says Chu's parents were Taiwanese, and he attended Swarthmore, one of the "Little Ivies".