From: Lorin Rivers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Nov 27 2000 - 13:42:36 PST
At 2:39 PM -0500 11/27/00, Zhang, Yangkun wrote:
> > Minorities dont usually vote republican, I am guessing, for good reasons.
>> dont trust them. There is a history of voting against civil rights for
>> minorities, against immigration reform, etc
>It has nothing to do with race and everything to do with economics. I
>remembering flipping through the election results on voter.com a few weeks
>ago--blacks and Hispanics do vote for the democratic ticket, but Asians
>voted 50/50 for Democrats vs. Republicans--just like whites in this country.
>Does this mean that Asians are a "lesser" minority? I doubt it. I suspect
>that it has something to do with the fact that the median Asian income in
>this country is slightly higher than the median white income.
The fact is if you aren't a millionaire, you have no business voting
Republican, unless for some reason you are a big fan of helping out
the beleaguered upper classes
>However, it could also be that Asians simply don't buy the Democratic claim
>that "minorities" somehow are handicapped by society and need "help" in the
>form of further governmental interference. Frankly, I don't think the left
>in this country think Asians are a minority group. When you hear about
>minorities does poorly in school et all, the left always refer to blacks and
>Hispanics. We simply do not count as a minority group. But I digress--I'm
>grinding my old axe again...
>Are Republicans often ignorant of minority cultures, hell yes! But at least
>they are up front about it--which makes their ignorance more tolerable.
>Otherwise, your typical Republican rube will leave you alone to your
>business of climbing the socio-economic ladder in this country.
Unless you want to hold hands with a person of the same sex as you
while you are doing it or maybe don't want to pray to gawd while at
>all too often go for fake multiculturalism--
Republicans go for fake libertarianism
>they claim they care about other
>cultures, other racial groups, then advocate things that hurt
>minorities--e.g., Nader's protectionism (which hurts mostly non-white
Republicanism/Conservatism means conserve what's MINE, MINE, MINE!
> Gore/Nader's extreme environmentalism/anti-biotechism
>(they'd kill projects like the Golden-Rice which would save millions of
>third-world children from death and blindness), etc.
This just in "Gore in favor of blinding third-world children".
> Republicans may be a
>bunch of white people who don't give a damn about minorities,
They do give a damn about themselves, though.
>are a bunch of white people who THINK they give a damn, but actually
>implement destructive policies that harm minorities, then blame the
>Republicans for it! Just two cent from this minority...
Plus, are Chinese people REALLY in the minority? Last time I checked,
there were more Chinese people than any other ethnic group,
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