I first became aware of this over at AngryAsianMan.com. Basically, CNN recently ran a crap report stating that Asian American voters support Hilary Clinton across the nation due to their “fear of a Black president and/or fear of change.”
Are you kidding me? How then does CNN explain the fact that Obama decisively won Hawaii by over 70%, a state with an overwhelmingly majority Asian Pacific Islander population? This is opinion-based reporting that is being disguised as factual, and points to the continued race politics being played out in this election.
It isn’t news that the powers that be continuously use tactics to divide people of color, especially the Asian American and Black communities. As an Asian American myself, I have always felt the ‘model minority’ myth placed upon the API community carries a subtle “they can be successful, why can’t you” message to Blacks. Direct your frustration from decades of systematic institutionalized racism not at the White oppressors but at these Asians and Latinos, they are your real enemy. Manipulation at its most divisive.
Thankfully, a petition criticizing CNN’s reporting was circulated on the web, received over 800 signatures, and was submitted to the network. I’m glad that today, the Asian American community is not willing to let this type of racial division from the corporate interests at CNN go unchallenged.