Month: February 2007

February 28, 2007 / / Uncategorized

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

Update: Be sure to check out the excellent analyses by Claire Light and Philip Arthur Moore.

Blacks hate us. Every Asian who has ever come across them knows that they take almost every opportunity to hurl racist remarks at us…

Contrary to media depictions, I would argue that blacks are weak-willed. They are the only race that has been enslaved for 300 years. It’s unbelievable that it took them that long to fight back…

In high school, I only remember one black student ever attending any of my honors and AP courses. And that student was caught cheating.

Musings from a Stormfront discussion board? No.

Believe it or not, they’re actually excerpts from a column by one Kenneth Eng that ran in the San Francisco newspaper AsianWeek, which calls itself “The Voice of Asian America.” (Props to Angry Asian Man for breaking the story, and thanks to Ananse, Tariq and Gayle for the tips.)

How the hell does a column like this not raise any eyebrows at a 28 year-old newspaper? Did no one stop and say, hey wait a minute, maybe it’s not such a good idea to run this?

AsianWeek was quick to delete the column from their web site, but you can read the full text here, just scroll down to the 5th comment. As you’ll see, this is not some kind of racial satire gone wrong, a la Princetonian. This is pure and unadulterated hate speech. And horribly written at that.

One thing I can say though, is that the outcry from the Asian-American community has been impressive. Several different Asian-American organizations banded together to create this petition, which includes quotes from its leaders:

“Most Asian Americans would not be here in America today, but for the civil rights movement led by African Americans that resulted in the change to racist immigration quotas,” said Stewart Kwoh, Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center. Read the Post AsianWeek runs a column called “Why I Hate Blacks”

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