Washington Examiner, July 13, 2018
In modern America, certain elites believe that engaging in racial discrimination is not only acceptable, but desirable. Such racism comes not from President Trump, who is daily lambasted as a racist by his critics. Rather, it is practiced systematically by one of the most prestigious institutions in the country: Harvard University.
Let us begin with anecdotal evidence.
Richard Jenkins, an 18-year-old from Philadelphia, made national news recently when he was accepted into Harvard. As a child, he battled poverty, health problems, and homelessness. He decided to focus on his studies and believed school to be his path to a better life. When it came time for college, Harvard sent him an email encouraging him to apply for admissions. He did, and was accepted on a full scholarship.
I grew up in inner-city Oakland, California. I arrived at age 10 from Communist China without speaking more than a few words of English. Battling poverty, racism, and crime was a daily routine throughout my childhood and adolescence in America.
I graduated from high school with a 4.1 GPA and solid SAT scores. Harvard did not try to recruit me. No Ivy League university contacted me except for Cornell, which sent me a giant brochure without much of an explanation.
I am Asian. Jenkins is black.
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Washington Examiner, June 11, 2018
There is real racism in America. It resides at elite institutions like Harvard, not President Trump’s twitter feed.
It has become commonplace for the mainstream media and Trump haters to accuse the president of being racist. Just recently, they found more fodder when President Trump commented on the firing of ABC star Roseanne Barr without condemning Barr’s racist tweet that started the controversy.
Instead, the president griped about ABC’s biased media coverage against him. Trump haters wasted no time to work up their outrage, accusing the president of stooping to a new low, and normalizing racism.
Since Trump declared his candidacy for president in June 2015, he has regularly said things that typical politicians do not say and believe they should not say. As a result, allegations of racism have followed him everywhere.
Amid Trump’s bombast, and at times less-than-dignified public commentary, the real racists have gotten a free pass from those foaming at the mouth against the president.
During the 2016 presidential election, I wrote the following.
[T]he Left is in fact the hotbed of real racism in modern America. Leftists are the ones who have systematically discriminated against students by race in university admissions. They call it affirmative action. They are the ones who insist that every black, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, or other person of color play a role as a token to provide a distinctly ethnic or racial perspective—and that perspective is inherently a liberal one. They call this diversity.
A few weeks ago, the Center for Equal Opportunity, a nonprofit research and educational organization, released a report detailing precisely this type of racism.
ABC Lateline, May 12, 2016
Ying Ma appeared on Lateline, Australia’s leading daily current affairs program, to discuss the Donald Trump candidacy for president and some of the controversies he has generated. To view the discussion, please click HERE. Lateline airs weeknights on ABC in Australia.
The Daily Caller, August 26, 2014
–Opinion by Ying Ma
The streets of Ferguson, Missouri, have finally calmed after two weeks of often violent protests against the deadly shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a police officer. Now is a good time to examine the claim made by a number of politicians and pundits that “root causes,” like poverty, poor education and racism, were the real culprits for Ferguson’s rioting.
Unlike many talking heads who sympathized with the rage of the protestors in Ferguson, I grew up in the inner city. I was outraged each day by the injustices I encountered, but I did not riot, loot, vandalize or commit arson. I went to troubled public schools and lived in poverty, but I ultimately prevailed. Perhaps those who gripe about social and racial injustice and pleaded for understanding for the mayhem in Ferguson should try to see the world from the perspective of law-abiding citizens who are the real victims when poor neighborhoods turn into zones of anarchy.
To read the piece in its entirety, please click HERE.
C-SPAN, June 23, 2013
C-SPAN Book TV aired Ying Ma’s most recent discussion about her book, Chinese Girl in the Ghetto. The book talk, titled “A Personal Story of Defeating the Welfare State,” took place at the Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley on June 4, 2013.
To view a video of the book talk, please click here or use the player below.
Carmichael Presbyterian Church, February 25, 2012
Ying Ma delivered her latest book talk about Chinese Girl in the Ghetto at Carmichael Presbyterian Church in Carmichael, California. The event took place last Saturday and was the first in the church’s lecture series on “Connecting with Our World.”
To view the lecture, please click here or use the player below.
Creators Syndicate, July 8, 2011
Nationally syndicated columnist Mona Charen recently wrote about Ying Ma’s Chinese Girl in the Ghetto in a column titled “One Way to Make a Conservative.” Referring to the book as a “fascinating memoir,” Charen concludes that Ying Ma’s “journey has made her the very best kind of conservative — one whose love of liberty, order and self-reliance has been forged through gritty experience.”
To view Charen’s column, visit National Review Online, RealClearPolitics, Townhall.com or The Washington Examiner.