Black People : Chinese writes "Why I hate Blacks"

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  1. silent-ra

    silent-ra Banned MEMBER

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    i'm posting this to confirm a conversation i had with a brotha here some time ago concerning so-called global white supremacy. i argued that while we should be aware of that phenomena, let's not lose focus of otha races that seek to destroy us. to that end then, i maintain, "white supremacy" may not even be our immediate threat anymore.

    POSTED: 9:49 p.m. EST, February 27, 2007


    SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- Asian-American leaders are calling on a weekly newspaper to apologize and cut ties with a writer who penned a column titled "Why I Hate Blacks."

    In the piece, which appeared in the February 23 edition of San Francisco-based AsianWeek, contributor Kenneth Eng lists reasons why he supports discrimination against blacks, writing, among other things, "I would argue that blacks are weak-willed. They are the only race that has been enslaved for 300 years."

    An official at the nationally circulated paper apologized and called the column's publication a mistake.

    Leaders at the Asian American Justice Center, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Coalition for Asian Pacific Americans and other groups are circulating a petition denouncing the piece as "irresponsible journalism, blatantly racist, replete with stereotypes, and deeply hurtful to African Americans."

    The petition calls on AsianWeek to cut ties with Eng, issue an apology, print an editorial refuting the column, and fire or demote the editors who published it.

    "Something like this should never have been printed," said Vincent Eng, deputy director of the Asian American Justice Center in Washington, who is not related to the columnist. "Deliberate action needs to be taken to make sure this type of hate speech doesn't continue."

    AsianWeek, with a circulation of 48,505, issued a statement apologizing for "any harm or hurt this has caused the African American community."

    The newspaper plans to hold a news conference with NAACP leaders in San Francisco on Wednesday to discuss how the Asian and black communities "can be different and yet get along and work together," said Ted Fang, the paper's editor at large.

    "The newspaper is sorry that this got published, and I am personally sorry that this got published," Fang told The Associated Press. "The views in that opinion piece do not in any way reflect the views of AsianWeek."

    The paper plans to review its policies to "understand how this happened and make sure it doesn't happen again," Fang said, calling the decision to publish Eng's piece a "mistake."

    Fang's family publishes AsianWeek, along with a local newspaper called the Independent, and owned the San Francisco Examiner between 2000 and 2004. AsianWeek calls itself "The Voice of Asian America."

    The column was among several written by Kenneth Eng, who has described himself as an "Asian Supremacist." Previous columns have been titled "Proof That Whites Inherently Hate Us" and "Why I Hate Asians."

    A telephone listing for Eng could not be located.

    Sophie Maxwell, one of the city's top black officials and a member of the city's board of supervisors, said she doesn't believe Eng's column will hurt relations between blacks and Asians in San Francisco. She has co-sponsored a city resolution condemning the article and AsianWeek's decision to publish it.

    "This man clearly is very ignorant of African-American history and his own history, and he's very angry," said Maxwell, who represents a district with large black and Asian populations.




    source:http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/27/racist.column.ap/index.html
     
  2. silent-ra

    silent-ra Banned MEMBER

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    here is the actual article

    as our dear Brotha and ancestor Amos Wilson observed(in so many words) about the Chinese:

    "Don't think that because their skin is less white that they don't want to destroy you. In fact, I would argue that the Asians will be more vicious than the Europeans."

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    Why I Hate Blacks

    Kenneth Eng, Feb 23, 2007

    Here is a list of reasons why we should discriminate against blacks, starting from the most obvious down to the least obvious:

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

    In my experience, I would say about 90 percent of blacks I have met, regardless of age or environment, poke fun at the very sight of an Asian. Furthermore, their activity in the media proves their hatred: Rush Hour, Exit Wounds, Hot 97, etc.

    • 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.

    On the other hand, we slaughtered the Russians in the Japanese-Russo War.

    • Blacks are easy to coerce. This is proven by the fact that so many of them, including Reverend Al Sharpton, tend to be Christians.

    Yet, at the same time, they spend much of their time whining about how much they hate "the whites that oppressed them."

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Christianity the religion that the whites forced upon them?

    • Blacks don't get it. I know it's a blunt and crass comment, but it's true. When I was in high school, I recall a class debate in which one half of the class was chosen to defend black slavery and the other half was chosen to defend liberation.

    Disturbingly, blacks on the prior side viciously defended slavery as well as Christianity. They say if you don't study history, you're condemned to repeat it.

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

    It is rather troubling that they are treated as heroes, but then again, whites will do anything to defend them.

    source: http://www.angryasianman.com/angry.html
     
  3. Da Street So'ja

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    he is an idiot

    he obiviously doesn't understand why things are the way they are
     
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    So is this a joke or was he serious?
     
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    silent-ra Banned MEMBER

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    i'm not sure if there is a difference my dear Brotha becuz most of the time its one in the same. yu know, they deliver a serious message in a jokingly manner. very similar to what michael richards had done at the laugh factory in west hollywood.
     
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    No African Prince, he was dead serious.

    But here is the response at AsianWeek. . .


    Asian paper's 'I Hate Blacks' column assailed
    Leslie Fulbright, Chronicle Staff Writer

    Tuesday, February 27, 2007


    A San Francisco weekly newspaper that bills itself as "The Voice of Asian America" is facing harsh criticism from that very community for publishing a column Friday titled "Why I Hate Blacks."

    In the column, AsianWeek regular contributor Kenneth Eng listed "reasons" to discriminate against African Americans. The piece has been pulled from the newspaper's Web site, but the print edition of the free paper, owned by the politically influential Fang family, was still available in news racks Monday.

    Eng called himself an "Asian supremacist" in January in another installment of the column, which runs under the label "God of the Universe."

    Prominent Asian Americans immediately condemned Eng's current column.

    "The hate is based on ignorance and is very similar to the rationales that the KKK uses against African Americans," said Henry Der, director for 22 years of Chinese for Affirmative Action and the former state administrator for Emeryville's schools.

    "What gives me the greatest concern was AsianWeek's judgment in printing such a piece out of context," Der said. "It is so trite and hateful, it doesn't speak well for the publication."

    San Francisco NAACP President Amos Brown, who heard about the column from a Chronicle reporter, was speechless at first.

    "I can't believe this," Brown then said. "I am surprised the Fangs, who have supposedly been involved in interracial-understanding issues, would publish something like this. I am flabbergasted. We can't afford for these kind of racist flames to be fueled in that kind of setting."

    AsianWeek issued a statement regretting "any offense caused by the one opinion piece," and Editor in Chief Samson Wong declined further comment.

    Editor at large Ted Fang did not return phone calls seeking comment. Members of his family, who are Chinese American, have owned a number of local publications, including AsianWeek and the Independent. They bought the Examiner in 2000 and sold it in 2004.

    Ted Fang's brother James, who is president of the paper, has spent more than a decade on the BART Board of Directors and previously worked as international trade director for former San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan.

    Eng's "reasons" for hating black people include:

    -- "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."

    -- "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."

    Eng, who is in his early 20s, according to material on the Internet promoting his science fiction writing, started at AsianWeek in November after moving from the East Coast. In 2004, for an online magazine called Down in the Dirt, he wrote about experiencing racism as an Asian American student at New York University after he "expressed my negative views on America, religion and African Americans."

    Other AsianWeek columns of Eng's -- including "Proof That Whites Inherently Hate Us" and "Why I Hate Asians" -- have resulted in criticism. In the first, he complained about the scarcity of Asian heroes in the media. In the second, he described Asian Americans as apathetic, brown-nosing and lacking in cultural pride.

    Eng could not be reached for comment Monday.

    Leaders of the Asian Law Caucus, Asian American Justice Center, Chinese for Affirmative Action and other groups and individuals began circulating a petition Friday calling for the paper to apologize, terminate its relationship with Eng, print an editorial refuting the column and review its editorial policy. The leaders' statement, issued in Washington, D.C., called the piece "irresponsible journalism, blatantly racist, replete with stereotypes and deeply hurtful to African Americans."

    In its statement, AsianWeek, which has a circulation of 48,505, said it "sincerely regrets any offense caused by the one opinion piece which reflected that author's personal views. We apologize for any harm or hurt this has caused the African American community. AsianWeek has great respect for all that the African American community has done for Asian Pacific Americans."

    David Lee of the Chinese American Voters Education Committee said Eng's statement echoes the feelings of some Asian Americans. He said that rather than condemning the paper, black and Asian people should participate in a town hall-style meeting to address tension he said exists between the two communities.

    "There is a segment that feels the way Eng does, but the sentiment is underground and not brought to the surface," Lee said. "If you don't have a discussion, then I think it allows these types of views to fester and turn into something much more negative. Rather than refute and bury this, we should be calling for a community dialogue to address this."

    The paper said it will announce in this Friday's edition plans to co-sponsor a town hall-style meeting with the Willie L. Brown Jr. Institute on Politics & Public Service.

    "What this controversy points out is the lack of community leadership in addressing the critical and difficult issues of race relations, particularly between Asian Pacific Americans and African Americans," the paper's statement said.

    San Francisco writer Claire Light, one of several bloggers who wrote about the column over the weekend, said the newspaper in general -- and especially Eng's column -- makes her embarrassed to be Asian. She said that "most Asian Americans have never even heard of AsianWeek, much less agree with its editorial decision making."

    Der said the column was offensive not only to African Americans but to everyone -- and especially because it was published during Black History Month.

    "It is pretty despicable that the piece would do that at this time," he said. "If we are to talk about race and issues, then there should be a thoughtful presentation of the diverse views on this topic. If they had done that, however offensive, we would at least understand it in the context in the larger community."

    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.

    "Personal experiences cannot be generalized," Wang said. "It is really sad to see the racism sentiment being expressed so publicly. I can't believe Ted Fang would allow such a column to go to print. It is really offensive and damaging and is not one that contributes to a better understanding of diversity.

    "I was very disappointed to see it published, and I'm glad there are people protesting."

    E-mail Leslie Fulbright at [email protected].

    This article appeared on page A - 1 of the San Francisco Chronicle
     
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    Based on my encounter w/ Asians this past weekend, I could only conclude that he was DEAD SERIOUS. Many Asians come to this Country against Black folks, and you could credit some of that to the Euro-AmeriKKKan respresentatives who go to Asia and say "this is how "Africans" are..."

    KD
     
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    chinese writes...

    haaa,that's funny,with all the eggrolls and egg fu yung we eat you would think that he would be our biggest supporter.
     
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    My opinion is frankly, "who cares"? I know some Asians. But the fact remains they can't do a thing for us. We can only do for ourselves. If there are issues where we can pool resources, fine. If not, they need to do their thing and we certainly need to focus on our own.
     
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    "Blacks are easy to coerce. This is proven by the fact that so many of them, including Reverend Al Sharpton, tend to be Christians.

    Yet, at the same time, they spend much of their time whining about how much they hate "the whites that oppressed them."

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Christianity the religion that the whites forced upon them?"

    Although this is a generality and reveals the lack of depth from the author alot of blacks hold on to church with their lives.

    Silent Ra ...... I personally don't think this Asian individuals remarks are comparable to the (As Sista Marimba Ani states) "Ideological Core" or Asili nurtured and espoused by whites for centuries.Out of that core (in tandem) is a burgeoning system (in most areas of interpersonal activities) that *sets the tone* for melanated people to be oppressed world wide. Whites predominately thrive in this type of system *As A Collective* ironically.

    Asians don't need a system that is counterintuitive for blacks in order to thrive. Their integrity (IMO) is affected in different ways but not contingent on whether this oppressive system exist or not.

    Give me some of your ideas on the foregoing.
     
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