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A Surprising Similarity Between Asians and Jews in America
Check out my new article in Tablet magazine.
Tablet magazine has just published my new essay, “Double Crossed”, as part of a series examining the state of Asians and Jews in America.
I’ve long heard people compare the stereotypes of American Jews to that of Asian Americans. Philip Roth may have joked about overbearing Jewish mothers back in the day, but now Asian Americans have a monopoly on tiger mom jokes. And most historically Jewish jokes, honestly.
On a more serious note, there is one huge similarity between the two groups: the organizations that are supposed to represent “our” interests are actually empty mouthpieces for the affluent liberals that control the Democratic Party. Ethnic-interest organizations should advocate for issues that the majority of an ethnic group actually would benefit from, but many instead are staffed by affluent progressive activists that have other interests in mind. This dynamic is literally killing our most vulnerable. And that is what my essay is about.
For those that are new here or have subscribed due to seeing my article in Tablet, I highly recommend reading some of my work on how that came to be.
This article discusses that fact that Asian American liberal elites have monopolized the discourse over Asian America.
This article explains why colleges teach “woke ideology” so much: it is a way to signal that you are part of the elite.
These next two articles examine the meaning of “assimilation”, and the tension that comes from immigrant parents and their “assimilated” children.
And finally, this article shows how, as a result of all the things I mentioned above, Chinese American immigrants in NYC have rapidly shifted Republican.
I have more essays on my Substack about miscellaneous topics: right-wing populism, drag queens, due process, etc. But my main focus is how race, ethnicity, and class influence American culture and politics, from a non-woke perspective.
I’ll have a lot more essays soon. Be sure to subscribe for more articles in your inbox.