The Biden administration is being slammed for sleazily virtue-signaling its ostensible concern about anti-Asian sentiment and discrimination while simultaneously doing everything in its power to uphold both.
On Tuesday, the White House invited a popular K-Pop music group, BTS, into the briefing room as part of the administration’s “historic whole-of-government approach to combat racism, xenophobia, and intolerance facing” Asian communities, as press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre put it.
The group came specifically to speak about “anti-Asian hate crimes, Asian inclusion and diversion.”
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) May 31, 2022
Members of BTS later spoke privately with President Joe Biden, who virtue-signaled his ostensible concern about anti-Asian sentiment and discrimination.
“This is an important month here in America. A lot of our Asian American friends have been subject to real discrimination. Hate only hides. When good people talk about it and say how bad it is, it goes down. So thank you,” the president said.
But according to critics, the administration’s unrepentant support for affirmative action proves that BTS’ invitation to the White House was nothing but a PR stunt.
“The Biden admin is defending anti-Asian racial discrimination in university admissions in a case before the Supreme Court, in case you wanted to compare substance vs PR,” Noah Pollak of the Washington Free Beacon noted.
Only days after President Biden was inaugurated into office last year, his Justice Department dropped an investigation into the anti-Asian admissions policy of Yale University. Under former President Donald Trump, the DOJ found that the policy discriminated against Asian applicants in favor of black and Hispanic ones.
The discrimination at Yale runs so rampant that “Asian Americans and whites have only one-tenth to one-fourth of the likelihood of admission as African American applicants with comparable academic credentials,” the Trump DOJ found.
“Unlawfully dividing Americans into racial and ethnic blocs fosters stereotypes, bitterness, and division. It is past time for American institutions to recognize that all people should be treated with decency and respect and without unlawful regard to the color of their skin,” according to top Trump DOJ official Eric Dreiband.
“In 1890, Frederick Douglass explained that the ‘business of government is to hold its broad shield over all and to see that every American citizen is alike and equally protected in his civil and personal rights.’ The Department of Justice agrees and will continue to fight for the civil rights of all people throughout our nation.”
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) August 14, 2020
And then in December of 2021, the Biden administration doubled down on its anti-Asian sentiment by urging the Supreme Court to decline to hear a case brought on by Asian students who’d filed suit against Harvard University’s anti-Asian admissions policy.
“The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court to turn away a legal battle brought by a group of Asian American students who argue Harvard College’s admissions process violates federal civil rights law and discriminates against Asian American applicants,” CBS News reported at the time.
“In its brief filed with the Supreme Court on Wednesday, the Biden administration urged it to deny the petition, arguing it identified ‘no sound reason’ to take up the case.”
Apparently, there was “no sound reason” to fight back against actual anti-Asian hate and discrimination.
The Biden admin is defending anti-Asian racial discrimination in university admissions in a case before the Supreme Court, in case you wanted to compare substance vs PR https://t.co/UaJ3Yj2QWg
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) May 31, 2022
Earlier this month meanwhile, a group of 82 congressional Republicans led by Sen. Ted Cruz filed their own brief urging the Supreme Court to stick up for the Asian students.
“Harvard College … indisputably use[s] race as an important consideration in deciding whom to admit. Record evidence suggests, in fact, that the challenged admissions policies may strive for racial balancing—an aim that is unconstitutional on its face,” the brief read.
“Race-conscious admissions decisions inflict a heavy toll on Asian-American students. Treating them differently because of their race is a stark departure from equal protection decisions issued early on by this Court, which guarded Asian immigrants from racial prejudice. And the burdens imposed on petitioner illustrate a wider trend. Asian-Americans are increasingly victimized by discriminatory practices.”
RELEASE: Sen. Cruz, Rep. Steel, 80 Colleagues Call on Supreme Court to End Discrimination Against Asian-American College Applicants
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) May 9, 2022
It seems, for all intents and purposes, that Republicans are the anti-anti-Asian discrimination party, not Democrats.
But if you scan the mainstream media, you won’t find any criticism of the administration’s BTS stunt. Instead you’ll find a litany of sycophantic pieces like this one:
A “Dynamite” guest at the White House: BTS meets with Biden on anti-Asian discrimination https://t.co/Qxzv1QBwKs
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 31, 2022
Critics often say that establishment media outlets are nothing but propagandists for the Democrat Party. Their uncritical reporting of the Biden administration’s fake concern for anti-Asian discrimination seems to prove that this is indeed the case.
According to conservative commentator Candace Owens, the administration’s concern about black Americans is equally fake.
Speaking on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” late Tuesday, she drew attention to the recent exodus of black employees from the White House as proof.
“At least 21 Black staffers have left the White House since late last year or are planning to leave soon. Some of those who remain say it’s no wonder why: They describe a work environment with little support from their superiors and fewer chances for promotion,” according to a Politico report published earlier that day.
It all makes perfect sense, according to Owens.
“You’re having these black Americans that were quite literally just given these positions [thanks to affirmative action]. They weren’t meant to do anything. They never wanted them to actually do anything,” she said.
“They probably were under-qualified for the positions that they even had. But the idea was, oh look … we’re gonna hire a bunch of black people, but we don’t actually care what they think. We just need them to be sit there and be black.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 1, 2022
In other words, Democrats support affirmative action not because they want to benefit blacks at the expense of everybody else, but so that they can virtue-signal about how much they love black people, just like how they’re now virtue-signaling about how much they love Asians …
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