Democrat Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang: 'One Generation Away From Americans Shooting Asians'

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Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said during a recent talk that Asians will be the next minority group oppressed in the United States, going as far as to claim that he thinks white Americans are going to be "shooting up a bunch of Asians."

 

"So now that I'm running for president like I've learned more about the Asian-American place in society and one thing that scares the heck out of me is that this country is heading towards becoming majority-minority by 2045, that's 27 years from now," Yang said. "And so there's a very happy notion in some quarters that the country will just become more tolerant as it gets more diverse."

"Unfortunately, that is not really the way things play out if you look at historical examples," Yang continued. "And so if you look at what's happening right now in this country, you can see an increasingly insecure white majority becoming more and more hostile, truly. And who is going to be the boogeyman of the next 10 to 20 years? Who's going to be the great rival to the United States in the eyes of American in society? China, that's right."

"And so what do you think the attitude is going to be over time for the shrinking insecure white majority that's losing their jobs for let's say Chinese Americans or Asian Americans?" Yang added."I think we're one generation away from falling into the same camps as the Jews who were attacked in the synagogue in Pittsburgh like just a couple months ago. Like we're probably one generation away from Americans shooting up a bunch of Asians saying like, you know, 'damn the Chinese because there's a giant cold war even more with China.'"

 

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One of Yang's central campaign issues is giving Americans a $12,000 per year universal basic income. Another issue Yang is running on is protecting American jobs from artificial intelligence and robots.

Full transcript:

So now that I'm running for president like I've learned more about the Asian-American place in society and one thing that scares the heck out of me is that this country is heading towards becoming majority-minority by 2045, that's 27 years from now. And so there's a very happy notion in some quarters that the country will just become more tolerant as it gets more diverse. You just figure that math will take care of it because if you have enough people everyone will just have to get along. Unfortunately, that is not really the way things play out if you look at historical examples. There are very, very few examples in human history of a dominant racial or ethnic group giving up its dominance over time that actually is not normal, that's not normal behavior. And so if you look at what's happening right now in this country you can see an increasingly insecure white majority becoming more and more hostile, truly. And who is going to be the boogeyman of the next 10 to 20 years? Who's going to be the great rival to the United States in the eyes of American in society? China, that's right. And so what do you think the attitude is going to be over time for the shrinking insecure white majority that's losing their jobs for let's say Chinese Americans or Asian Americans? I'm like, I personally, I said to a group at Harvard I think we're one generation away from falling into the same camps as the Jews who were attacked in the synagogue in Pittsburgh like just a couple months ago. Like we're probably one generation away from Americans shooting up a bunch of Asians saying like, you know, "damn the Chinese because there's a giant cold war even more with China."

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