Asians Who Vote for Democrats

Brian Kung
When the state of California was slightly saner in 1996, California Proposition 209 was placed before the voters and was passed by a 55.5% to a 45.5% margin. What it did was prohibit state government institutions from discriminating on the basis of race, sex, and ethnicity in the areas of public employment, public contracting, and public education. No longer would the hard working Asian high school student who got a 1300 on his/her SAT and a 3.7 GPA have to worry about being passed over for admission to a UC school by a classmate fof another ethnicity rom the same high school who got a 1100 on his/her SAT and a 3.2 GPA, with everything else being equal, of course.

Through the years, Asians would continue to vote in increasing numbers each election cycle for Democratic candidates on the local, state, and federal level. In 2012, Obama won 73% of the Asian vote, an even higher percentage than the Latino vote (71%). How they would not know that the party of affirmative action would eventually come to screw them over is mind boggling to me.

In December 2012, Senate Constitutional Amendment 5 (SCA-5) was introduced by CA state senator Edward Hernandez (D-West Covina). What it does is repeal provisions of California Proposition 209 pertaining to post-secondary public education, in order to permit state schools to discriminate on the basis of race and gender regarding admissions.  In effect, it will drastically hurt hard working, high achieving Asian students, allowing them to be passed over on the basis of race for admissions to state colleges and graduate schools. On January 30, 2014, SCA-5 passed the California State Senate by a vote of 27 to 9, with 3 senators not registering a vote. The 27 “yes” votes were all Democrats, the 9 “no” votes were all Republican. Among the 27 Democratic “yes” votes were the prominent Asian state senators Carol Liu (District 25 -- Glendale/Pasadena -- a district that is 15% Asian), Leland Yee (District 8 -- San Francisco/San Mateo -- a district that is 33% Asian), and Ted Lieu (District 28 -- Torrance/Manhattan Beach/Carson/Marina del Rey -- a district that is 15% Asian).

The bill is set to be presented to the California State Assembly for further consideration. There has been a petition circulating on change.org imploring the State Assembly to vote no on the bill’s passage, and it has garnered over 90,000 signatures in less than 2 weeks. If SCA-5 passes the State Assembly, it will be presented to the California voters in a referendum this November. I hope that Asians in the state of California and everywhere else will finally figure out thanks to all this that in their desire to remain in power, the Democratic party, not the Tea Party nor the GOP, is really the party that yearns to destroy hard working, high achieving people, even on the basis of race, in order to gain the favor (and votes) of the ill-informed dependency class.

When the state of California was slightly saner in 1996, California Proposition 209 was placed before the voters and was passed by a 55.5% to a 45.5% margin. What it did was prohibit state government institutions from discriminating on the basis of race, sex, and ethnicity in the areas of public employment, public contracting, and public education. No longer would the hard working Asian high school student who got a 1300 on his/her SAT and a 3.7 GPA have to worry about being passed over for admission to a UC school by a classmate fof another ethnicity rom the same high school who got a 1100 on his/her SAT and a 3.2 GPA, with everything else being equal, of course.

Through the years, Asians would continue to vote in increasing numbers each election cycle for Democratic candidates on the local, state, and federal level. In 2012, Obama won 73% of the Asian vote, an even higher percentage than the Latino vote (71%). How they would not know that the party of affirmative action would eventually come to screw them over is mind boggling to me.

In December 2012, Senate Constitutional Amendment 5 (SCA-5) was introduced by CA state senator Edward Hernandez (D-West Covina). What it does is repeal provisions of California Proposition 209 pertaining to post-secondary public education, in order to permit state schools to discriminate on the basis of race and gender regarding admissions.  In effect, it will drastically hurt hard working, high achieving Asian students, allowing them to be passed over on the basis of race for admissions to state colleges and graduate schools. On January 30, 2014, SCA-5 passed the California State Senate by a vote of 27 to 9, with 3 senators not registering a vote. The 27 “yes” votes were all Democrats, the 9 “no” votes were all Republican. Among the 27 Democratic “yes” votes were the prominent Asian state senators Carol Liu (District 25 -- Glendale/Pasadena -- a district that is 15% Asian), Leland Yee (District 8 -- San Francisco/San Mateo -- a district that is 33% Asian), and Ted Lieu (District 28 -- Torrance/Manhattan Beach/Carson/Marina del Rey -- a district that is 15% Asian).

The bill is set to be presented to the California State Assembly for further consideration. There has been a petition circulating on change.org imploring the State Assembly to vote no on the bill’s passage, and it has garnered over 90,000 signatures in less than 2 weeks. If SCA-5 passes the State Assembly, it will be presented to the California voters in a referendum this November. I hope that Asians in the state of California and everywhere else will finally figure out thanks to all this that in their desire to remain in power, the Democratic party, not the Tea Party nor the GOP, is really the party that yearns to destroy hard working, high achieving people, even on the basis of race, in order to gain the favor (and votes) of the ill-informed dependency class.