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Mother and daughter in a demonstration of supporters of the organization of Asian Americans and Pacific Islands (AAPI) to condemn hatred and violence against the Asian community, in Portsmouth Square, Chinatown of San Francisco, California, USA, 15 March. The San Francisco Bay Area and the entire US have seen an increase in violent acts against Asian people. | Photo: EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO
During the election period of

, saw the media do a lot of coverage of Hispanic voters and the his support for the Conservatives, surprisingly widespread. With midterm elections on the horizon, the Asian-American bloc could be next to watch. In the last 15 years, the Asian-American population has regularly voted for the Democratic candidates and positions . However, thanks to the hyper-progressive policies that are angering these communities, another political shift could be on the way.

An early indication of a political backlash against the Democrats was the recall from three members of the board of education In San Francisco. The recall

occurred in the context of what many parents saw as dereliction of duty on the part of the school board. The previous year, the board had spent too much time renaming a third of its schools instead of focusing on educating students and reopening classes during the pandemic. In addition, the board abolished the meritocratic system for admission to the top performing high school [high school] Lowell High School and returned to the lottery admission system. Many of these changes to the education system in San Francisco were disruptive and ineffective, threatening the education of San Francisco area students. This was especially motivating for Asian Americans, given the importance the community places on education, and they helped deliver a reprimand to district officials for wasting time on progressive politics rather than minding their own business.

You Asian-American voters didn’t stop there. On June 7, the city’s progressive district attorney, Chesa Boudin, lost hers

recall as well. Asian Americans are believed to have performed this feat. A characteristic interview with a Chinese-American woman from San Francisco who has lived in the US for forty years revealed that she has only voted twice in her life — in the recalls
of Boudin and the board of education — for having felt very strongly the decline in the educational prospects of his grandchildren and his own lack of security under Democratic leadership. No recall

of Boudin, the main issue was not education, but criminality. The rise in statistics and attacks on eastern residents triggered greater eastern support for tougher public security policies, even in a Democratic stronghold.

The alienation of Eastern voters from progressive politicians and policies is not an exclusive phenomenon of São Paulo. Francis. In Fairfax County, Virginia, many Eastern parents were outraged when the meritocratic admissions system at Thomas Jefferson High School—one of the most prestigious and competitive schools in the country—was eliminated in favor of a more subjective system that results in fewer Eastern students being accepted. This shift was perceived by some Eastern parents in the area as a way to achieve racial balance at Thomas Jefferson High. Asra Nomani, mother of a Thomas Jefferson student and a leading voice in denouncing these changes, wrote in

USA Today, in a column, that the new admissions process is designed to “exclude many Asian students”. Asian Americans feel that Democratic agents punish them for academic success and work ethic in order to fulfill progressive ideals. At other competitive colleges, admissions systems have targeted similar changes that are thought to harm Oriental students. For example, at Stuyvesant High School in New York City, Easterners balked at calls for reforms that reduce testing requirements and install more subjective requirements. While Democratic agents claim that the intent of these reforms is to provide more opportunities for low-income students, more than 60% From college students are classified as economically disadvantaged, and orientals have the lowest average income in the city.

Kit Lam, a Chinese-American activist who helped organize the recall of the San Francisco school board, predicted in an interview with San Francisco Examiner, that Orientals in the future will have a stronger role in politics: “Many eastern immigrant parents were too busy to pay attention to politics, but recent events have given us an opportunity and an incentive to form an organizing and mobilizing mechanism.”

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