In the wake of an Atlanta-based shooting that claimed the lives of a number of Asian Americans, Democrats have exploited the tragedy to push the narrative that the violence perpetrated against Asian Americans is born out of white supremacy, and have even blamed former President Donald Trump for what they allege is his role in the violence.
Although Democrats have gone to painstaking measures to virtue signal that they care greatly for the Asian American community, not a single Senate Democrat voted in favor of an amendment that would prohibit federal funds from being dispersed to universities that discriminate against Asian Americans, the Daily Caller reported.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) proposed the amendment to the “COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act,” which was authored by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), that would have terminated federal funding for universities and colleges known to take part in discrimination against Asian Americans in the admissions process.
In the Texas senator’s amendment, known as SA 1456, any school that has “a policy in place or engages in a practice that discriminates against Asian Americans in recruitment, applicant review, or admissions,” would not be eligible for federal funding.
Not one Democrat supported Cruz’s amendment, with a party-line vote of 49-48 against the amendment being included in the bill.
Democrats, instead, were focused on cracking down on using terms like the “China virus” or the “Wuhan virus,” which Democrats have suggested is partly responsible for the rise in crimes against Asian Americans.
Cruz called Hirono’s bill a “Democratic messaging vehicle” which he said is simply a way for Democrats to justify their claims that using the words “China” and “Wuhan” to describe the COVID-19 virus is “somehow racist.”
Asian American admissions discrimination
Democrats apparently aren’t concerned with the very serious issue of institutions of higher learning discriminating against the Asian American population, which has been well-documented by the Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE).
The organization documents instances of Asian American discrimination, noting that “many studies have uncovered overwhelming evidence that Ivy League Universities and other selective schools have been engaged in systematic and continuous discrimination against Asian-Americans in the college admissions process.”
Most of the studies that AACE cites revolve around alleged admissions discrimination by Harvard University, including data revealing “similar declines also occurring at Yale, Cornell, and most other Ivy League universities,” with regard to the number of Asian Americans enrolled at the prestigious universities.
Democrats aren’t serious about the issue
“When Democrats decide to take hate and racism seriously, that means they will address this and not ignore it because it doesn’t fit neatly into their messaging tactics,” Cruz said after his amendment was shot down by Democrats.
If Democrats want the the country to take their talk about Asian American discrimination seriously, then perhaps they could start by addressing real issues of discrimination instead of politically-incorrect words.