A Statement from 80-20 National Asian Am. Educational Foundation, Inc.
“TheChineseare the single biggest threat to the national security of the U.S.,” a talking head on FOX TV said 4 days ago. They have been, they will be and they can wait, they’re very patient. Do you know what we just did? As usual, we bring them over here and we teach a bunch of Chinamen — er, Chinese people — how to do computers and then they go back to China and hackinto us.”
Click hereto hear the above statement, see his hateful gesture,and decide for yourself, whether he used the word Chinaman by accident, or was just baiting us. It is the worst racist statementI’ve ever heard, not just the use of “Chinaman.” He actually accusedthe Chinese people worldwide as the “single biggest threatto thenational security of the US.” Is he trying to inflame a race war?How can Fox TV afford to employ such a talking head?
Will such statements on TV hurt the mental health & physical safety of your family members? How about your career if you are aiming for a management position?
This talking head on FOX TV didn’t specifically say anything bad about Chinese Ams or Asian Ams, but will this kind of racist xenophobia spillover to hurt you and your family? You bet!
Remember that Vincent Chin, aChinese Am., was killed by two unemployed Detroit autoworkers with a baseball bat, because he was taken to be aJapanese. Remember this famous message,credited to Paster Niemoller who faced extremism in pre-WWII Germany:
“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out because Iwas not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionist, and I didnot speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came forthe Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me, there was no one left to speak for me.“
Concerned?You should. Speak up & act NOW!
80-20seeks your inputregarding what actions to take.Click hereto post your input on thePoster Board.Above all, we also want to know what action you will take personally. Actions are louder than words.
If we don’t STOP such xenophobic advocacy by a TV talking head now,it shall spread and get worse? Don’t wait till it is too late, as was the case for Paster Niemollar.
Want to FIGHT it? What with? Does the above news make you realizethe reason for 80-20 EF’s SELF project? To donate,click here.
S. B. Woo, a volunteer President, 80-20 National Asian Am. Educational Foundation, Inc. http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org