“We believe that all people in all communities deserve to have their human dignity respected and valued,” wrote UNC-Chapel Hill professor Hong-An-Truong and Duke professor Nayoung Aimee Kwon in the May 24 letter “A dangerous myth.”
One wonders whether “all people” includes white people given the professors’ impassioned moral indictment (“structural racism,” “white supremacy”) of this majority-white nation – which is a magnet for nonwhites the world over.
The letter signed by 26 Asian-American faculty and students illustrated the skewed multiculturalism of majority-white nations. This asymmetrical multiculturalism favors the group interests of minorities over the group interests of the white majority, the founding group. It encourages minorities to organize to pursue racial/ethnocentric agendas. Typical examples: Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, among myriad ethnocentric minority organizations.
Meanwhile, the establishment – political, academic, media, religious – suppresses any expression of the group interests of the majority. This is a glaring double standard. It has a profound negative effect on the majority.
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A solution is true, democratic multi-culturalism that recognizes that every racial/ethnic group, including the white majority, has legitimate group interests.