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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:09 PM

2. Not really a new development

It is welcome to see this being recognized.

The Asian American community is not ethnically monolithic - people from East and South Asia and even the Pacific Islanders are included.

However, if one looks at sections of that community (like for example Indian-Americans), they are well-educated and have high household incomes yet they overwhelmingly vote Democrat.

The Asian community is very diverse and while some are socially and even fiscally conservative, they have no time for the exclusivist bigotry espoused by the Republican party today.

Imagine a Hindu Indian-American, a Muslim Bangladeshi-American or a Buddhist Japanese-American feeling welcome in the Republican party ? No way!

I should note that Evangelical Christian (or indeed Christian) Asians are a minority of the community and they tend to be more likely to vote Republican (like Hayley and Jindal).

The party of progressive diversity is the Democratic party and we should also say it is the party for all socio-economic groups.

The Democratic party is not against economic success - just economic exploitation.

What would be positive is to see greater interaction and understanding between all racial minority groups to avoid the misunderstandings and tensions that occasionally flare up.

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