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New York Times apparently thinks Asians are now 'white'
American Thinker ^ | 05/30/2014 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 05/30/2014 10:33:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Its’ quite a telling moment from the Gray Lady, spotted by Eugene Volokh of The Washington Post:

 The New York Times Bits blog reports:

Google on Wednesday released statistics on the makeup of its work force, providing numbers that offer a stark glance at how Silicon Valley remains a white man’s world.

But wait — just a few paragraphs down, the post notes that non-Hispanic whites are 61 percent of the Google work force, slightly below the national average. (That average, according to 2006-10 numbers, is 67 percent.) Google is thus less white than the typical American company.

The New York Times is joining Apartheid-era South Africa in conferring “honorary white” status on Asians.


(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California; US: New York
KEYWORDS: asians; california; google; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; nyt; race; whiteasians

1 posted on 05/30/2014 10:33:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Funny, I don't feel white......................
2 posted on 05/30/2014 10:34:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, they kind of are.


3 posted on 05/30/2014 10:35:36 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: SeekAndFind

The left is simply hypocritical about everything


4 posted on 05/30/2014 10:35:54 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: House Atreides

LOL!!!


5 posted on 05/30/2014 10:36:34 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SeekAndFind
Honorary Whites
6 posted on 05/30/2014 10:40:48 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: SeekAndFind

I beleive they count the Indians/Pakis, Middle Easterners and such as ‘White’ also around here...
Go to tech manufacturing company and see how many ‘whites’ there actually are..


7 posted on 05/30/2014 10:42:26 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s not that they’re white that matters to the NYT. It’s that they’re not black and not hispanic.


8 posted on 05/30/2014 10:42:32 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: House Atreides

RE: Well, they kind of are.

Depends on which “Asian” you are talking about.

Indians have darker skin on average than Chinese or Koreans. Filipinos are in between.


9 posted on 05/30/2014 10:46:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: ├čudda├čudd

As they should.

Indians/Pakis, Middle Easterners, as well as North Africans are Caucasians.

The dividing line is somewhere in the Himalayas and the mountains of Myanmar


10 posted on 05/30/2014 10:47:55 AM PDT by mkboyce
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11 posted on 05/30/2014 10:49:02 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SeekAndFind

To the New York Times, if you’re not on welfare, you’re white.


12 posted on 05/30/2014 10:49:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Asians in the US are at an important junction in their history. If they insist on calling themselves color and unite with colors against whites, conservative whites will demonize them and the left will despise them for their economic achievements. IAW if the Asians play their cards poorly, they will end up like the Jews in Europe, the left hates them and the right hates them. Who knows they may be the first ones to end up in the FEMA camps.


13 posted on 05/30/2014 10:52:35 AM PDT by Fee ( Big Gov and Big Business are Enemies of America)
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To: SeekAndFind

Indians are Caucasians.

Chinese, Koreans and other East Asians are on the other side of the Himalayan divide, which separate the two wholly distinct population groups.

Filipinos are a highly intermixed people, which includes not only Spanish/Arab admixture from the Age of Exploration (most have Spanish surnames), but an underlying Negrito component descended from the first humans on the islands, with lots of influence from mainland China, as well as Polynesia.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 10:55:17 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: GeronL

Well, they’re only “hypocritical” if you believe that they are actually concerned about the issues they say they’re concerned about.

They aren’t. They only seek advantage and power. And any group’s victimhood is one of avenues to power.

Therefore, if you aren’t a victim, you are of no use to them. Sorry, Asians.


15 posted on 05/30/2014 10:57:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: mkboyce

While many Indians are descended from Sanskrit speakers who migrated South, there is also a strong admixture of tribal peoples who spoke Dravidian languages.


16 posted on 05/30/2014 10:57:46 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: SeekAndFind

RE: Well, they kind of are.

Depends on which “Asian” you are talking about.

Indians have darker skin on average than Chinese or Koreans. Filipinos are in between.
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I didn’t mean skin color when I said they “kind of are” white. I was referring to cultural attitudes and that Asians (both East & South Asians) don’t expect or want any kind of special treatment such as “affirmative action”. And I suspect that most of “Silicon Valley” feels the same way.


17 posted on 05/30/2014 11:06:20 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: SeekAndFind
White Intelligence Privilege is the next disingenuous meme of the Cultural Marxists I guess.
18 posted on 05/30/2014 11:09:10 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Apparently, “white” means you do well in school and get a job.


19 posted on 05/30/2014 11:09:38 AM PDT by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: SeekAndFind

My friend is 50-50 Korean American. I was astonished that she considers herself a “person of color.” Ivy League grad, all the advantages, and still she feels like a “minority.”

Go figure.


20 posted on 05/30/2014 11:11:05 AM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: SeekAndFind
Wow. For centuries, the slur was they were "yellow." Now they're white?

Who's next, the redskin?

-PJ

21 posted on 05/30/2014 11:11:40 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: mkboyce

People from Spain, are they Hispanic, or Caucasian? Last time I checked Spain is still physically connected to Europe. And what of the Portuguese? I grew up with Black people who are related to the Ramapo Indians, aka Jackson Whites, they’re a mixture of Caucasian, Black as well as Lenape, Mohican, and some Tuscarora, technically these folks are TRI-racial. This is why the gov’t wasting resources and tax $$$ on classifying us by race and ethnicities is inherently racist.


22 posted on 05/30/2014 11:12:18 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Veto!

I’ve yet to meet a 50-50 anybody not side with their “minority” side. I can think of about half a dozen celebrities who were rejected and abandoned by their “parent of color”, and raised by their pale parent—only to say they consider themselves “colored”.

I’m not shocked at all by that. Mixing does create confusion for individuals that eventually will self-identify.


23 posted on 05/30/2014 11:17:35 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Wow. For centuries, the slur was they were "yellow." Now they're white?

Do these women look Yellow to anybody?





The picture above is Chinese, the picture in the middle is Korean. The picture below is Japanese.
24 posted on 05/30/2014 11:21:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Impala64ssa

Spaniards are not “Hispanic”, neither are Portuguese and Brazilians, nor Francophones from Haiti, French Guiana and other islands throughout the Caribbean.

Though, ever since progressives have gotten “Hispanic” to mean ‘aggrieved racial minority’ (when they are not), they aren’t too keen to exclude.


25 posted on 05/30/2014 11:22:33 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: Impala64ssa

To answer your first question. Caucasian is their race, Hispanic is their ethnicity. Just like German is an ethnicity. I’m of Spanish decent fwiw....

Portuguese are Caucasian also—just that they have another “ethnicity”. Lusitanian ethnicity, but they are a whole lot more complicated than Spaniards.

Hell....Moroccan’s are Caucasian as all North African Berbers & Arabs are.

Either way, you’re right that this is nothing more than gov’t stupidity and waste.


26 posted on 05/30/2014 11:24:35 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

Yes, you’re right. Hallie Berry is 50-50 but thinks of herself as black.

And come to think of it, a person I know rather well is 25% AmerInd and totally identifies with being an Indian, carting around all the resentment and anger towards the White Man that entails. I had to fire him as a friend. Of course, 1/4 Indian blood entitles him to certain benefits…just saying.


27 posted on 05/30/2014 11:26:24 AM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: SeekAndFind; MNDude

New York Times apparently thinks Asians are now ‘white’

Is it because, as a demographic, they’re largely successful, family oriented Americans with a decent work ethic?


28 posted on 05/30/2014 11:29:48 AM PDT by PeteePie (Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people - Proverbs 14:34)
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To: PeteePie

RE: Is it because, as a demographic, they’re largely successful, family oriented Americans with a decent work ethic?

So what does that have to do with skin color?


29 posted on 05/30/2014 11:31:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Once you understand that The Left’s understanding of businesses is that they exist only for the purpose of providing jobs that pay at least a living wage; all that they do makes sense.

But the fact that you do not get a perfect mix of the racial profile of the state applying at your business doesn’t matter, you still are responsible to go out and find those elusive little minority workers to make sure you are in compliance with EEOC rules.

The mere fact that qualified minority workers for the jobs available are not to be found in the area does not matter you will be found guilty of discrimination if you are investigated. Even if you have an abundance of one minority a dearth in another minority will be proof of guilt.

Face it; it is impossible to comply in most cases.

30 posted on 05/30/2014 11:32:11 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Oberon

No that’s “acting white”.


31 posted on 05/30/2014 11:35:05 AM PDT by xp38
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm just saying what the slur was.

-PJ

32 posted on 05/30/2014 11:47:20 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Didn’t read Google’s filing but are Indians included as part of Asians? Have to believe there plenty of Indian engineers at Google and are you going to tell me they’re honorary whites as well? Sounds like the left is simply arguing Educated = Majority vs. Uneducated = Minority.


33 posted on 05/30/2014 11:48:43 AM PDT by Renkluaf
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To: Political Junkie Too

RE: I’m just saying what the slur was.

I realize that but realistically, why are they called “yellow” when their skin clearly isn’t?

Maybe some are yellowish, but not all.

Heck, some of them are WHITE than caucasians....


34 posted on 05/30/2014 11:52:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Hispanics can go either way with liberals. That is depending on what they are trying to promote at the time. George Zimmerman is a White person when they are promoting gun control as one example.


35 posted on 05/30/2014 11:56:39 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: SeekAndFind
It's probably dietary. Minerals in the soil affecting skin pigmentation.

-PJ

36 posted on 05/30/2014 12:03:02 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Oberon

Lefties used to charge `racism’ for calling Asian (meaning east Asian) students “grade grinds” because all they did was study & excel.

If a black student does the same, he/she is ACCUSED of “acting white” by da hood.

In terms of general societal behavior, east Asians and east Indians can be considered white. I dated a Korean gal for a while & neither we nor anyone else regarded that as race mixing.


37 posted on 05/30/2014 12:10:59 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: neodad

Hispanics are considered white if it furthers the agenda.


38 posted on 05/30/2014 12:11:14 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: neodad
It’s not that they’re white that matters to the NYT. It’s that they’re not black and not hispanic.

In more general terms, are they a "grievance" minority or not. The latter all get lumped into "white".

39 posted on 05/30/2014 12:15:15 PM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The left is obsessed with dividing people into groups by race or anything else they can think of.


40 posted on 05/30/2014 12:18:00 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Your photo examples are, of course, somewhat atypical... :)

But Northeast Asians - especially women - have a cultural preference for appearing as pale-skinned as possible. Darker skin signifies that one is lower class, a farmer who spends too much time in the sun. Taller, paler Northeast Asians regard shorter, browner, Southeast Asians about the way white Boston liberals regard Mississippi rednecks and poor blacks.

Asians will inevitably be classified as "white" in the USA because they aren't big enough moochers to make reliable allies for the Left's other tribes. The spoils will not be shared.

41 posted on 05/30/2014 12:21:40 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: Mr. Jeeves

I watch a lot of K-dramas and they definitely think pale-skin is a sign of high status


42 posted on 05/30/2014 12:23:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: SeekAndFind

Asians are white...sorry there are Mongoloids not Caucasians.


43 posted on 05/30/2014 12:26:08 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: SeekAndFind

In my younger days, I read the Kurt Vonnegut book, Hocus Pocus, which is set in a prison. In that time (the future), the prisons were segregated by race, because the Supreme Court had ruled that “general population” prisons constituted “cruel and unusual punishment” for certain races. There were black, white, and hispanic prisons, but there were too few Asian criminals to warrant their own prison, so they made them “honorary whites”.


44 posted on 05/30/2014 12:49:13 PM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: SeekAndFind

To be honest the workforce of Silicon Valley is mostly foreign born and the boardroom is American and white, mostly male.

American professionals and the heart of the middle classes are getting squeezed out of a lot of these companies. It’s really not good at all.


45 posted on 05/30/2014 3:06:23 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: SeekAndFind

There are plenty of very dark Filipinos in the Philippines, the lighter skinned tend to be more middle class and that’s who disproportionately comes here. Very few from ghetto get here because they can’t meet the self-sufficiency requirements and their families aren’t here for similar reasons.

There’s a lot of raw racism in Asia.


46 posted on 05/30/2014 3:08:51 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s after heavy skin lightening pills and cream and photoshopping.

Look at North Korea for the natural color of Koreans.


47 posted on 05/30/2014 3:10:09 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: SeekAndFind

They were called yellow because of the prevalance of hepatitis in 19th century China.


48 posted on 05/30/2014 3:11:43 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: Veto!
"person(s) of color"

One of the most detestable designations ever devised by the race hustlers.

49 posted on 05/30/2014 4:06:46 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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