Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Anyone but a Straight White Man

The Hill reports:
Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) say they will vote against President Biden's nominees amid frustration over the lack of Asian American and Pacific Islander representation and broader concerns about diversity in his Cabinet.

Hirono, who was born in Japan, and Duckworth, who was born in Thailand, are the Senate's only two currently serving Asian American senators. ...

"I am a 'no' vote, on the floor, on all non-diversity nominees. ... I will vote for racial minorities and LGBTQ but anybody else, I'm not voting for," said Duckworth, who is one of two Asian American senators.

They have temporarily dropped their threat, as Biden has promised an AAPI appointment.

This is what identity politics have become. Every group pushes for its group interests. Small groups form coalitions with other small groups. The current game is to unite non-whites and LGBTQ against Whites.

Update: After posting this, FoxNews Tucker Carlson opened with a segment on it.

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