Although ignoring the efforts of the Asian American coalition that brought this matter to light, the Chronicle’s Debra Saunders echos most of our points.
She says: “…the Special City has a way of making excuses for bigotry and intolerance — when they percolate from the left or ethnic groups.” Uh. That didn’t seem to happen here.
More from her Feb. 28 column:
I still want to know: Did editors think that running a racist column would be cutting edge? That an Asian Ann Coulter wannabe would create buzz? That they could get away with running racist copy because it is a publication serving an Asian-American audience?
That’s high-minded language from a paper that published a column that listed among “reasons we should discriminate against blacks” the assertion that blacks are “weak-willed” and “the only race that has been enslaved for 300 years.”
No AsianWeek manager can claim surprise at the column. Eng is a self-described “Asian supremacist,” who wrote a “Why I hate Asians” column in January. In November he wrote, “White people hate us and will always hate us.” Unlike the anti-black column, those columns sparked no Chronicle story and no City Hall resolution against AsianWeek.
She also writes: “Presumably AsianWeek management will provide an explanation at a Friday town meeting billed as an open discussion on ‘the media’s role and responsibility in fostering dialogue that leads to a greater understanding between Asian and African American communities.’
But we’ve just learned from New America Media, one of the presenters of Friday’s forum that it is not a town meeting, but a forum for the ethnic media.
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CAN WE ALL JUST GET ALONG UNDER ONE NATION UNDER GOD because there should be nothing about race at this point in our life specially when we as a people are going thru rock bottom issues. ONe Love