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10/21/2014 09:40 am ET Updated Oct 21, 2014

The Problem With Time Magazine's New Take On Asian-Americans In Tech

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I’d argue something a little different. People who shape the dominant political narrative in this country—politicians, pundits, media—have little use for substantive conversation about any group of non-white people unless it’s to uphold, in stark terms, notions of black inferiority and white supremacy. To that end, Asians have actually been the subject of quite a lot of public fascination, mainly as props used to denigrate blacks and Latinos and programs designed to support them and other people of color—including segments of the Asian-American population. All too often, Asians are willing to play along.

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