Pop quiz.

Name the high-profile mass-media immigration reform opponent who, after speaking of her own “light mocha brown skin,” said this:

Never could I have imagined growing up that I would see the day when brown- and yellow-skinned people would stand on the side of pink-skinned bigots railing against the problem of too many of “them.”

Answer (as if you needed it) below the fold.


Michelle Malkin, “Whitewashing Asians Out of Racial Preference Debate,” Seattle Times, May 26, 1998, at B4.

In the piece, she complains that as an Asian American, she might someday not qualify for racial set-asides for minorities.

I am not making this up.

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4 Responses

  1. Ken Arromdee says:

    It’s not clear why this comment is supposed to be amusing. It sounds like she opposes affirmative action because it screws over Asian-Americans. There’s not a lot amusing, and certainly nothing inconsistent about, opposing both affirmative action and illegal immigration.

  2. Eric Muller says:

    Ken,

    Ms. Malkin:

    (a) opposes all affirmative action, and

    (b) in the context of the current immigration “debate,” has made herself into the chief “brown-skinned person” (her words) “standing on the side of pink-skinned bigots railing against the problem of too many of ‘them.'”

    Which is why it’s kind of amusing.

  3. Ken Arromdee says:

    Yes, but it sounds like she’s taking the b) position both now and back then. That isn’t inconsistent.

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