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Response to CitizenLeft (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:36 AM

15. Agreed

Last edited Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:57 PM - Edit history (1)

I agree with all that has been said.

As more Indian-Americans and other Asian-Americans become politically active, they will follow in the steps of Mazie Hirono and Tulsi Gabbard in realizing that the Democratic Party is the only one which will embrace religious diversity.

It is interesting that 51% of Indian-Americans identified themselves as Hindu and only 18% as Christian, yet the darlings of the Republican party - Jindal and Hayley are converts who scorn their heritage (it does not stop them seeking funds from their community though).

It would stand the Republicans in good stead to abandon their racist and religiously bigoted positions so that the debate can be ideological.

I would add a major caveat for the Democratic party though - there have been occasions where tensions between minority ethnic groups have been exacerbated by a lack of communication and understanding. There is a possibility that unless work is done to improve understanding, the other side may seek to exploit these differences for their own agenda.

To add something: Look at this survey and we can see the diversity and complexity of the Asian American community.

http://www.pewforum.org/Asian-Americans-A-Mosaic-of-Faiths-overview.aspx

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