Minimum wage workers in NY to undergo mandatory ethnic sensitivity training
Serious measures are being taken to prevent AOC's cultural appropriation of Asian culture from happening again
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s speech in Chinatown last week sparked outrage in the nation as her down-to-earth, relatable Valley girl accent was replaced by racist Asian dialect during the talk she gave to a primarily Chinese-American audience.
AOC pronounced her “L”s as “R”s and alluded to harmful Chinese stereotypes during the speech, making statements such as, “There’s no shame in being math genius but not good at driving car,” and, “Running family restaurant is honorable not only to ancestor but to America, whose people love some good Kung Pao chicken.”
Although Chinese-Americans’ quiet natures did not allow for them to have the courage to step forward and speak about the incident themselves, noble Caucasian defenders of Chinese culture acted as spokespeople for Asian-Americans everywhere. These bold multiculturalists called for action to be taken to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future - action which they justly received.
In response to AOC’s uncharacteristic, shocking display of cultural appropriation, new legislation has been passed in her home state of New York. The new law, brilliantly designed to take out the issue at its core with New York’s working class, dictates that all minimum-wage employees operating within the state’s boundaries must pass a government-approved ethnic sensitivity training course before being allowed to continue working at their jobs.
“This type of exploitation of Chinese culture is unacceptable and extremely harmful,” spoke Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in reference to the incident, “The truth of the matter is that it’s not AOC’s fault that she accidentally misappropriated Chinese culture. The blame lies with wage-earners, whom innocent Alexandria was influenced by during her days before she was in Congress.”
Sadly, some common laborers are in denial about the seriousness of the incident. When interviewed for his thoughts on the new law, half-Chinese/half-African-American young bartender Steve Chang commented, “It does not make sense. I barely make enough money to live in this over-priced city! Now I must, on my own time, go be trained on how not to be a racist because some politician I have nothing to do with said some things? Are we just scapegoats for higher ups to avoid facing consequences for their actions?”
Apparently, toxic stereotypes are just, “some things,” to the New York proletariat. This highlights the severity of the deep-seated issue of racism in the state that the progressive new laws will hopefully remedy.