Phoenix News (aka å‡¤å‡°å«è§†ï¼‰is run by Rupert Murdoch, the guy behind Fox News. So maybe it should come as no surprise that, in the aftermath of the election, it decides to drag on a couple of pundits from California, professors both representing the overseas Chinese population, to spread a little more hatred and division on the airwaves.
In case you didn’t follow the news, there was a ballot measure in California, Proposition 8, that would ban gay marriage (in opposition to the California Supreme Court decision this summer making gay marriage legal). Proposition 8 passed on Tuesday.
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(Rough translation: After Chinese go the US, especially the first generation of immigrants, they want to create a healthy environment for their children to live and study. Now this living environment has been made miserable by drugs. And now homosexuality has been brought out as well.)
Yes, that’s right — having homosexuals in your community is as bad as widespread drug abuse.
But wait, the hatred doesn’t stop there. In the same discussion, he goes on to castigate the African American community as well:
(Rough translation: For today’s overseas Chinese, two things would be considered the worst headache for parents: one is your daughter marrying a black man, one is your son being gay. If this is true and you’re a parent, you would jump off a building.)
Look, I know that many Chinese and Chinese parents have a very traditional perspective on the world. And I know there is still racism in China. But these two pundits are supposed to be well-educated, and representing Chinese as a whole. Their words (and positions as professors, for that matter) add credence to what are, in my opinion, some dangerously divisive and hateful ideas.
I give the host credit for at least calling them out on their words:
You say a daughter marries a black man, the other is homosexuality, these are prejudice. From a politically correct perspective, aren’t these all prejudice?
Fair and balanced in China? Phoenix News, you’ve got a way to go.