On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Kenny Xu, author of “An Inconvenient Minority: The Harvard Admission Case and the Attack on Asian American Excellence,” and culture editor Emily Jashinsky discuss the dangers of prioritizing affirmation The Ivy League universities are linked to action and how Asian Americans are punished for hard work.
“What is happening at Harvard and the Ivy League universities is a racially obsessed program,” Xu said. “They have created all the framework of society they want based on their own standards of racial equality, and Asian Americans are not part of that framework. At least they are part of this framework to a very limited extent. “
Most Americans, Xu argued, don’t want race to be a determining factor in systems like college admission, but that hasn’t stopped the spread of identity politics that only favor certain minorities in the United States
“Asian Americans are bothering the racial narratives on the left because the narrative that is being pushed today is: If you are a minority or a colored person, you are a victim of white supremacy and if you are white you are privileged You are an oppressor against these people, ”Xu said.
“Asian Americans completely question and refute this narrative because Asian Americans are a minority. We have historically been discriminated against [against] In this society we lacked the privileges that many people in America have. We depend disproportionately on our skills and earnings to be successful, and so do we. “