Survey says: … That nasty stench of anti-China bias that’s been going around didn’t just magically appear. Three things that leaped out at me:

  • The survey found that more Americans were uncomfortable voting for an Asian-American to be president (24 percent of those surveyed) than for a candidate who was African American (15 percent), a woman (14 percent) or Jewish (11 percent).
  • The survey, done by interviewing 1,216 Americans at least 18 years old by telephone randomly across the country, found that many of the attitudes toward Chinese-Americans were applied to Asian-Americans generally because most non-Asian Americans did not differentiate between the two.
  • According to the survey, 91 percent of Americans believe Chinese-Americans have strong family values, 77 percent said they were honest as business people and 67 percent said they placed a high value on education.

    Yet 24 percent of those surveyed said they would not approve of intermarriage with an Asian-American.

  • Into my hot little hands:this book fell today. I was just wishing I had a copy a couple of days ago.

    I’m going to Miami/Welcome to Miami: … or maybe things have changed from what Will Smith said.

    “Back some years ago, we talked about white flight. Now I call it black flight … There are going to be very few blacks in the city of Miami at the alarming rate they’re losing them.”

    One Mississippi, two Mississippis: … “Black people are so forgiving,” she said, “and so willing to look for the good in people, that I think they just thought white people would [go to the polls] and do the right thing.”

    Seventy-five years after the Civil War, novelist William Faulkner captured revisionism’s powerful grip on the Southern mind. Colonel Sartoris, a character in several Faulkner novels and short stories, is asked why he fought for the Confederacy. Sartoris replies simply: “Damned if I ever did know.”