Investigators say the man accused of killing nine African Americans in a historic Black church in Charleston is behind a racist manifesto that condemns Blacks, Jews, and Hispanics and makes a disturbing reference to those he calls East Asians and Northeast Asian races, reports the Washington Post.
The site outlines the disgusting and twisted thinking of Dylann Roof, the domestic terrorist under arrest for the violent hate crime.
Frankly, the manifesto left me numb and wanting to vomit. How do you react to something like this? Perhaps I shouldn’t be wasting time worried about the twisted mind of a man accused in the killing of nine human beings. For some reason, I couldn’t, I couldn’t just walk away. Yet I didn’t know how to react.
The Huffington Post published the full manifesto.
Roof says Blacks are the “biggest problem for Americans.” He refers to them by the “N” word and describes them as “stupid and violent.”
He says the issue with Jews “is not their blood, but their identity. I think that if we could somehow destroy the Jewish identity, then they wouldn’t cause much of a problem. The problem is that Jews look White, and in many cases are White, yet they see themselves as minorities.”
Roof condemns Hispanics as a “huge problem for Americans” while at the same time saying there are good White Hispanics “worth saving.”
“It is a well known fact that White Hispanics make up the elite of most Hispanics countries,” he writes. “There is good White blood worth saving in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and even Brazil.”
As an Asian American, it was Roof’s comments about the Asian community that left me feeling helpless the most.
“I have great respect for the East Asian races,” Roof’s manifesto reads. “Even if we were to go extinct, they would carry something on. They are by nature very racist and could be great allies of the White race. I am not opposed at all to allies with the Northeast Asian races.”
“Great respect?” WTF. It’s the kind of backhanded compliment I could do without. It’s carrying the model minority trope to the extreme. What about the Asian community does he find “very racist?”
It’s no secret society is made up of bigoted people from all ethnicities and nationalities. Asian Americans certainly have their share of prejudiced people who make offensive comments about Whites, Blacks, Hispanics and Jews. Asian Americans have also been used as a wedge by conservatives as a means to divide various minority communities. Unfortunately some Asian Americans have been willing to cooperate with their recent lawsuits opposing affirmative action. Headlines across the country proclaiming College Admission Advisors Work to Make Asian Kids Less Asian , Asian American Groups Accuse Harvard of Discrimination, and Asian Americans Deserve Better in Ivy League Admissions. .
Never mind that 135 Asian American groups came out in support of affirmative action the same day the lawsuit was filed. Never mind that poll after poll finds Asian Americans overwhelmingly in support of affirmative action. Those facts don’t fit the narrative that Asian Americans are being screwed by affirmative action the same way White people are being screwed.
Don’t waste your time, Dylann Roof. Asian Americans are not your allies. We don’t want anything to do with you. Your nonsensical perverted thinking does not resonate in the Asian American community. We reject you and all you stand for.