Why it is every time I turn around some type of racist statement is being written or said about black people?
If it is not white college students making fun of Black people by portraying stereotypes on Halloween, then it is people like Michael Richards who go on a racist tirade.
This time it was a 22-year-old Asian American named Kenneth Eng, who refers to himself as an “Asian supremacist.” Eng wrote an article for AsianWeek magazine titled, “Why I Hate Black People.”
Eng gave several absurd reasons as to why he hated black people, including, “Blacks hate us. Every Asian who has ever come across them knows that they take almost every opportunity to hurl racist remarks at us.”
Eng does not know what he is talking about.
First of all, a large majority of black people do not hate Asians because we don’t have any reason to. If we hated Asians so much we would not keep so many of them in business. And if they thought we hated them so much they would have packed up and moved out of our communities.
Eng also wrote, “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.”
Eng needs to enroll in some history courses because he is not up to date about the history of the impact blacks had on this country’s development.
How could he possibly believe blacks are weak-willed when America was built on the backs of slave labor?
Slaves staged several revolts during slavery. Eng needs to read about leaders such as Denmark Vesey, Nat Turner and Haitian rebellion leader Toussaint L’Ouverture.
“In high school, I only remember one black student ever attending any of my honors and AP courses, and that student was caught cheating,” Eng said. “It is rather troubling that they are treated as heroes, but then again, Whites will do anything to defend them.”
Ling-chi Wang, retired chairman of the ethnic studies department at UC Berkeley, said there is an urgent need for Asian Americans to be aware of the history of this country and know that Asian American gains have come largely as a result of the efforts of black people.
But Eng’s tirade did not stop at insulting blacks’ intelligence. He also said, “Blacks are easy to coerce. This is proven by the fact that so many of them including the Rev. Al Sharpton tend to be Christians.”
Then he goes on to say, “Correct me if I am wrong but wasn’t Christianity the religion that Whites forced upon them.”
Eng also hates whites and believes they should be decapitated.
Eng is truly a young, ignorant Asian American who needs serious help.
Ashley Bates is a sophomore broadcast journalism student from Pensacola. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.