The University of British Columbia sent a document to its students warning them about certain privileges the East Asian community enjoy while they are on campus.
Students living in a residence of the University of British Columbia were sent a Google document on the “privilege” which East Asian students allegedly hold over African Americans and “working class and poor southeast Asians.” The document, compiled by a UBC Residence Advisor, referred to Asians’ alleged higher status as “yellow privilege.”
This may be the most idiotic, racist f**king thing I have ever heard.
The document defines “yellow privilege” as the “very real advantages to East Asians such as protections under the criminal law.” To justify this characterization, the document cites an academic paper written in 2016 by a Berkeley law student named Stephen Chang, who was the editor-in-chief of the Asian American Law Journal and an editor of the California Law Review.
Wow, I’m old enough to remember the “yellow privilege” Japanese Americans enjoyed while being sent to internment camps. Thanks, Franklin Delano Roosevelt!
According to Chang, “Asian-American groups must recognize yellow privilege in order to more honestly participate in a larger community of social justice by recognizing our own internal privileges, while also recognizing the limits of our privilege in a white-dominated society.” His argument has gained little attention since its publication.
Probably because Chang’s entire premise is bullshit. Look, many East Asian families have a very strong work ethic, and instead of drinking beer and playing video games all day, they actually study. Often. Americans with ties to India are the same way.
Hard work is not “privilege,” because anyone can work hard to achieve their goals. The problem with this racist yellow privilege claim is clear: it assumes inner city students don’t get the “breaks” Asians do, even though many people work their way out of the ‘hood to become productive, successful citizens.
The administrators at this clown college just believe the inner city thugs should also get the “breaks,” while they sit home, smoke weed, and shoot their neighbors.