Senate Democrats ended last week with a vote to OPPOSE blocking federal tax dollars from colleges that discriminate against Asian Americans. Despite its claims to oppose discrimination and to support inclusion, not a single Democrat voted in support of the amendment.
The amendment, proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), proposed, “To prohibit Federal funding for any institution of higher education that discriminates against Asian Americans in recruitment, applicant review, or admissions.”
The measure received strong Republican support, though Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) did not vote on the amendment. Two Democrats, Sens. Amy Klobuchar (MN) and Tina Smith (MN) also did not vote. Cruz, along with Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) highlighted the left’s failure to support the amendment.
“In an unbelievably cynical move, Senate Democrats blocked efforts to stop discrimination against Asian Americans in higher education, where racial bias has become all too common,” they wrote. “This amendment would bar funds from institutions that discriminate against Asian American students.”
“Despite their calls to end racism, it is clear Democrats are only paying lip service to fighting discrimination against Asian Americans and will allow targeted discrimination against them to continue at America’s universities and colleges,” the statement added.
The move signals the left isn’t as serious about ending racism as it claims. Instead, the left conveniently chooses which racism to fight, largely based on who puts forth the money.
The contrast was highlighted recently when a BLM founder was outed for a luxury home buying spree of four homes in predominantly white neighborhoods. How can BLM’s leadership care so deeply about “systemic racism” and then join those they rant against?
Or how about Squad member Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)? She called for the nation to cancel rent due to COVID-19, claiming it was a matter of life and death. Pressley was then recently revealed to be receiving thousands of dollars in rent as a landlord at the same time.
Then there’s AOC. She continues to advocate for defunding the police because, of course, racism. At the same time, AOC and her Squad friends have racked up tens of thousands of dollars in security expenses. That’s why she’s ok defunding the police, it won’t hurt her, she has personal bodyguards to protect her. She doesn’t care about you though.
Democrats talk a good game when it comes to racism. They just don’t always seem to be consistent. How can the left cry for black reparations one moment over events from more than a century ago but say its ok for institutions to discriminate against Asian Americans?
It’s hard to say for certain, but a certain Ivy League school with a four-letter name starting with Y recently faced a lawsuit due to Asian American discrimination. Under the proposed Cruz amendment, the university could have been denied federal funding.
In 2015, Yale received $480 million in federal funding, placing it in the top 20 of all American schools. Did this have a little bit to do with what happened in the Senate last week?
In 2021, it seems like nothing is what it seems. When conservatives are the leaders in opposing discrimination in the Senate, it could make progressives begin to question a lot of what they have been told.