‘Inconvenient Minority’ Author: How Are Asian Americans Succeeding If US Is Systemically Racist?

‘Inconvenient Minority’ Author: How Are Asian Americans Succeeding If US Is Systemically Racist?

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Asian Americans are an “inconvenient minority” to the critical race theory narrative because their community succeeds based on merit alone, the author of a new book argued Wednesday on Fox News.

“Critical race theory asserts that the world and America are divided into a racial caste system, Whites on the top, Blacks on the bottom,” Kenny Xu, author of “An Inconvenient Minority: The Attack on Asian American Excellence and the Fight for Meritocracy,” said on “America Reports.” “But they have no idea what to do with the Asian Americans because the Asian Americans are a minority that has been discriminated against in this country, and yet they succeed and they achieve. And that, I think, inconveniences the critical race theory narrative today, and that’s why I wrote this book.”

Xu attributed Asian-American success to “culture” because they tend to “study twice as hard,” are typically raised in two-parent family structures, and place “strong value on education.” 

“It’s the love for hard work and for meritocracy, and that’s at stake with critical race theory because critical race theory believes that merit is racist,”  Xu said. “So if policies like Harvard’s discrimination against Asian Americans are allowed, guess who loses out? It’s the hard-working Asian Americans that work so hard to get their spot.”

According to the Pew Research Center’s statistics on the economic status of Asian Americ

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