Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Kenneth Eng's Column "Why I Hate Blacks", Published In Asian Week Magazine, Stirs Up Controversy

A San Francisco weekly newspaper that bills itself as “The Voice of Asian America” is facing harsh criticism from that very community for publishing a column Friday (February 23rd, 2007) titled “Why I Hate Blacks.” Original story published on the American Renaissance website.

In the column, AsianWeek regular contributor Kenneth Eng listed “reasons” to discriminate against African Americans. The piece has been pulled from the newspaper’s Web site, but the print edition of the free paper, owned by the politically influential Fang family, was still available in news racks on Monday.

Prominent Asian-Americans immediately condemned Eng’s current column. “The hate is based on ignorance and is very similar to the rationales that the KKK uses against African Americans,” said Henry Der, director for 22 years of Chinese for Affirmative Action and the former state administrator for Emeryville’s schools. “What gives me the greatest concern was AsianWeek’s judgment in printing such a piece out of context, it is so trite and hateful, it doesn’t speak well for the publication”, Der continued.

San Francisco NAACP President Amos Brown, who heard about the column from a Chronicle reporter, was speechless at first. “I can’t believe this,” Brown then said. “I am surprised the Fangs, who have supposedly been involved in interracial-understanding issues, would publish something like this. I am flabbergasted. We can’t afford for these kind of racist flames to be fueled in that kind of setting.”

Eng, who is in his early 20s, according to material on the Internet promoting his science fiction writing, started at AsianWeek in November after moving from the East Coast. In 2004, for an online magazine called Down in the Dirt, he wrote about experiencing racism as an Asian American student at New York University after he “expressed my negative views on America, religion and African Americans.”

Other AsianWeek columns of Eng’s - including “Proof That Whites Inherently Hate Us”(published November 24th, 2006) and “Why I Hate Asians”(published January 12th, 2007) - have resulted in criticism. In the first, he complained about the scarcity of Asian heroes in the media. In the second, he described Asian-Americans as apathetic, brown-nosing and lacking in cultural pride.

Leaders of the Asian Law Caucus, Asian-American Justice Center, Chinese for Affirmative Action and other groups and individuals began circulating a petition Friday calling for the paper to apologize, terminate its relationship with Eng, print an editorial refuting the column and review its editorial policy. The leaders’ statement, issued in Washington, D.C., called the piece “irresponsible journalism, blatantly racist, replete with stereotypes and deeply hurtful to African-Americans.”

In its statement, AsianWeek, which has a circulation of 48,505, said it “sincerely regrets any offense caused by the one opinion piece which reflected that author’s personal views. We apologize for any harm or hurt this has caused the African American community. AsianWeek has great respect for all that the African American community has done for Asian Pacific Americans.”

David Lee of the Chinese American Voters Education Committee said Eng’s statement echoes the feelings of some Asian-Americans. He said that rather than condemning the paper, black and Asian people should participate in a town hall-style meeting to address tension he said exists between the two communities.

The paper said it will announce in this Friday’s edition plans to co-sponsor a town hall-style meeting with the Willie L. Brown Jr. Institute on Politics & Public Service.

Before AsianWeek deleted the column from their website, the San Francisco Chronicle got a screenshot of it and posted it on their site. American Renaissance transcribed it on to their site. I reproduce the entire column below:

Why I Hate Blacks

Kenneth Eng, AsianWeek, February 23rd, 2007

Here is a list of reasons why we should discriminate against blacks, starting from the most obvious down to the least obvious:

- Blacks hate us. Every Asian who has ever come across them knows that they take almost every opportunity to hurl racist remarks at us. In my experience, I would say about 90 percent of blacks I have met, regardless of age or environment, poke fun at the very sight of an Asian. Furthermore, their activity in the media proves their hatred: Rush Hour, Exit Wounds, Hot 97, etc.

- Contrary to media depictions, I would argue that blacks are weak-willed. They are the only race that has been enslaved for 300 years. It’s unbelievable that it took them that long to fight back. On the other hand, we slaughtered the Russians in the Japanese-Russo War.

- Blacks are easy to coerce. This is proven by the fact that so many of them, including Reverend Al Sharpton, tend to be Christians. Yet, at the same time, they spend much of their time whining about how much they hate "the whites that oppressed them." Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t Christianity the religion that the whites forced upon them?

- Blacks don’t get it. I know it’s a blunt and crass comment, but it’s true. When I was in high school, I recall a class debate in which one half of the class was chosen to defend black slavery and the other half was chosen to defend liberation. Disturbingly, blacks on the prior side viciously defended slavery as well as Christianity. They say if you don’t study history, you’re condemned to repeat it.

In high school, I only remember one black student ever attending any of my honors and AP courses. And that student was caught cheating. It is rather troubling that they are treated as heroes, but then again, whites will do anything to defend them.

Commentary: There is much truth in the article. Self-proclaimed leaders like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are notorious for getting entitlement-hungry black mobs to follow them. This undermines serious blacks who are more interested in proving themselves Americans first by striking out for empowerment instead of wallowing in entitlement.

Many blacks are indeed weak-willed, which explains why they have a greater propensity for general misbehavior and outright crime. The disgraceful 70% illegitimacy rate in the black community is but one manifestation of this problem. See Jared Taylor's critically-acclaimed research report "The Color of Crime" for more detailed information.

The very last statement in Kenneth Eng's column is disgustingly true. Many of the "baby-boomer" whites currently in power grew up watching blacks burn down our cities during the '60s. Consequently, they were intimidated by the experience and are reluctant to deal with blacks because they're afraid that blacks could "snap" and go ballistic at any time without warning. And far too many blacks do indeed behave that way. The whites in power can't understand why blacks don't show more gratitude for having equality handed to them legislatively through the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Blacks could dispel these notions and defeat these stereotypes by showing less "attitude" and more "gratitude" for the fact that they have it far better in America than they would in any African country.

Notice how no criticism has been uttered by either the Anti-Defamation League or the Southern Poverty Law Center. Organized Jewry remains silent on this issue. Their reaction would have much different if Dr. David Duke had written a column entitled "Why I Hate Blacks", though.


Andrea said...

There is much IGNORANCE in his statement that it doesn't surprise me that some white supremist type agrees with the hate-filled diatribe spewed by an obviously mentally disturbed individual. Had you done the slightest bit of research, you would see that you are backing the rants of a sociopath. Go ahead, google away and learn the truth about this idiot! The TRUTH is that when he revealed himself as a bigot, he was shunned by those who knew better. He brought all that upon himself. He goes around claiming he's a genius and rants when people reveal the true limits of his mental capacity. He even takes credit for being the youngest published sci-fi author in America when a BLACK man did the same over 20 years ago. But HE didn't pay a vanity publisher. I have had very fulfilling relationships with Asians of many different nationalities and of my other black friends and relatives, NONE of them have EVER expressed or felt anomocity towards Asians such as described by this ignoramous. In my case, we (Asians and I) have enjoyed a lifetime of cultural exchange, friendship, love, and professionalism. Except for a few extreme cultural differences, it has always been so.
You can't even see that this idiot is as uninformed as one can get. This moron can't even comprehend the simple concept of a high school debate! Can YOU?
Naturally, I'm coming from the point of view of an EDUCATED Black woman raised in an upper middle class neighborhood. And don't go patting yourself on the back for my education. I got THAT from my parents who both hold masters degrees in their fields and went to very progressive BLACK high schools in the mid-west. I lived around mostly mental midgets who, if it weren't for us, would never have known what Black people could achieve! I would have been raised in a wealthy neighborhood had it not been for the unfair housing practices of the day by frightened white people like yourself. No, we had to live next to some airforce officer who so resented calling my higher ranked father 'sir', that he named his dog SAMBO and taught it to snarl and bark as us...and on our OWN PROPERTY!! And nerve upon nerve, we had lived there 10 YEARS before he moved in! Oh, and wouldn't you know it, 10 years later, his son and I were talking about the games we played together in the street and such, but he couldn't remember that he had never invited us to his pool parties. He went on to talk about them as if I had been there. I had never been to a single one, neither had my brother or sister, yet he was shocked when I told him so. "No, (bigot)...I was good enough to sack your butt in football, but I've never step FOOT in your back yard!" Oh, and your mother who told me the BIBLE said I was cursed because I was Black....I heard she was caught in bed with the 18 year old kid from down the street. Yes, MRS 700 club, mow the lawn in a bikini, sleep around with the neighborhood kids..oh yes...very superior indeed.
And NO...I don't know much about living in the ghetto. I just know that my family moved away from friends and the familiar in the city to be "safe" in the suburbs where I learned how CLUELESS and SELF-RIGHTOUS, white people like YOU can be. But please, don't go crediting yourself like so many white people do, by saying, 'Oh, you're accomplished because you grew up in a white neighborhood'. You are sadly mistaken. What made the neighborhood tolerable was mostly due to an Asian family and other minorities we befriended. We were family to each other. We celebrated holidays and accomplishments together. We vacationed, enjoyed cultural activities. As a kid, I entertained them as a classical pianist. We also comforted each other in times of sadness. EVERY time our school went on cultural field trips or were visited by classical musicians, the ballet or performers, all the white kids were bored, complaining or asleep. They were absolutely RUDE to the guests and couldn't have cared LESS about hurting their feelings. Me and mine were always annoyed these kids wouldn't shut up and appalled at their lack of courtesy to those wanting to share a bit of culture with us. Sure, it wasn't the Bolshoi, but they were performers good enough for the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian! All they were interested in was tractor pulling, bass fishin, rock concerts and getting drunk..while others only gave thought to money. Now, some white people who bothered to get to know us were very complimentary calling us 'exceptional' and such...but that is such a lonely place to be. The TRUTH is that I'm NOT exceptional. I just wasn't around that many people like me and mine! When I moved to Atlanta, how joyous it was to find so many educated, accomplished and cultured Blacks like myself, like my family. But if it makes you feel better, keep on looking to the ghetto for people you can feel superior to. People who have been effected by all of the institutionalized "isms" commited by the white supremicist power structure. (not 'white' people as such)...But yeah,,,,look THERE and don't mind us... the many MANY of us accomplishing great things while you're busy breaking your arm, patting yourself on the back for the entitlements your skin color gave you. And please, PLEASE, stop Euro-nating all over the world and other people's cultures. Try listening and LEARNING from different people instead of condemning and destroying what you obviously don't understand. You people are killing the world with your greed and ignorance. Knock it off already. Keep in mind that after the big flood, God promised not to do it again. HE didn't say that the people of the world couldn't destroy it themselves. So again, stop patting yourselves on the back for doing away with the indigenous peoples of the world and making them 'civilized'. By killing off the keepers of the world, you're killing yourself, stupid.

Anonymous said...

Wow Andrea you really broke it down! Will probably fall on deaf ears though because the jizzhole you are talking to is too full of hate,himself,and CRAP to think ANY other person's opinion warrants consideration. But still good call girl!!

Anonymous said...

If the article were called "Why I hate Niggers" it would'nt have been publihed. Blacks are Americans, working for a living, respecting communtiy. Niggers are motivated by handouts and walking across the street against tne lignt as slow as possible