“My father grew up on a peanut farm in Asia with no floor, and now his son is running for president,” he said. “That is the immigration story that we have to be able to share with the American people.”“I am the opposite of Donald Trump in many ways,” Yang added. “He says, ‘Build a wall.’ I’m going to say to immigrants, ‘Come to America, because if you come here, your son, your daughter can run for president. The water is great. And this is where you want to build a company, build a family, and build a life.’ This country has been a magnet for human capital for generations. If we lose that, we lose something integral to our continued success, and that is where I would lead as president.”
Teachable moment: Solidarity means a) not using other oppressed people to make your point and b) not pitting struggles against one another’s.— Beyonce’s Stolen Emmy (@MsPackyetti) September 15, 2019
Shane’s actions are despicable. That can be said without bringing Black folks’ pain in.
Hope you hear the feedback, @AndrewYang. https://t.co/ZPBei34FIG
Andrew Yang saying he’s Asian and knows a lot of doctors is a bit jarring. As an Asian American doctor, I’ve seen my share of model minority stereotypes. But seeing an Asian guy on the presidential debate stage is the biggest source of pride I’ve felt in a long time. #DemDebate— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) September 13, 2019