Just so we don’t normalize white nationalism:
These guys are going to say a lot of obscene shit in the coming days, weeks, months, years.
We need to hold Bannon accountable, and we need to hold Trump accountable for Bannon’s white nationalist views.
“When two-thirds or three-quarters of the CEOs in Silicon Valley are from South Asia or from Asia, I think . . . ” But Bannon cut himself off. Then he added: “A country is more than an economy. We’re a civic society.”
First off, the percentages are wrong. Roughly “27 percent of professionals working in Silicon Valley companies were Asian or Asian-American. And they represented less than 19 percent of managers and less than 14 percent of executives, according to the report.” The report can be found here: http://www.ascendleadership.org/news/230114/
But that’s not what’s obscene — it’s just based in no factual evidence of any sort, and is stupid. What is obscene is harsh insinuation that Asian-Americans and foreign-born Asians do nothing to add to, or even detract from, our civic society.
Bannon needs to answer for that, and Trump needs to be pressured to make him answer for that.
Our representatives and senators need to be put under pressure to put the incoming administration under the pressure to answer for this.
Never mind the fact that in San Jose, the “Capitol of the Silicon Valley” — Asians make up over 30% of the population, but ultimately are underrepresented in the tech sector, much as all non-white ethnic groups are, especially when considering the pool of talent that resides in San Jose.
Never mind the fact that over 40% of San Jose residents are foreign-born — this is a hub of the best and the brightest from all over the world — and that number is likely underrepresented in the tech sector.
To call my neighbors, my friends, my family unworthy of your civic society — to call the Silicon Valley, this gargantuan and growing behemoth of innovation and forward-thinking in tech and science somehow antithetical to your idea of a civic society — to deny that San Jose is one of the top 5 safest cities with over 500,000 people in the nation, has the highest median income in the nation, is home to a rich history of multiculturalism and innovation, where over 80% of registered voters cast a ballot in this latest election, and you claim it is not a civic society, but just an economic generator?
Well… you can go fuck yourself and your white nationalist ideology.