Minority YouTuber Rips Apart White Privilege Lies, Amazing His Video's Still Up


An Asian-American YouTuber is making some very viral waves in a post where he takes aim at the theory of white privilege and the mythos that’s grown up around it.

User Zach Hing has gotten nearly 250,000 views for his video since it was released last week. We warn you that there’s some rought language in this video, so viewer discretion is advised. If you’re in the office, NSFW and all that. However, he makes a very poignant statement about how Asians, while a minority who have faced numerous indignities in this country, have still managed to become affluent — and it’s amazing it’s still up, considering what tech companies have done to conservatives.

He begins with the cultural phenomenon that is “Crazy Rich Asians” and how it led to a dialogue about white privilege.

“I cannot believe that it’s 2018 and people are still talking about white privilege,” Hing said on the video.

From an Asian perspective, Hing recounted, he’s “seen a lot of people talk about white privilege. I mean, a lot of black people have talked about white privilege, a lot of white people have talked about … white privilege.

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“I’ve yet to see a lot of Asians speaking up about white privilege,” he continued. “We simply just don’t do it, people.”

While he admitted that Asians do talk about insensitive remarks they receive, they rarely talk about the concept of white privilege as liberals discuss it today. And that’s because, as he said, “it simply doesn’t exist.”

“It’s just one of those things that have been fed to you for the longest time by progressive liberals and a lot of people on the left to keep you exactly where you are and to feel like you are part of this group identity that you can’t get ahead in America. That you can’t make something of yourself. That race — and that whites have an unfair racial advantage.”

Yet Asians are the most affluent households in the United States, Hing noted. But they’re not white. And they endured racism.

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“Why are we the most affluent race?” Hing says. “Guess what? It comes down to simple choices and economics that permit the possibility of a good and fulfilling and well-paying career over time.”

In other words, Hing said, privilege is the result of accumulated choices and what different cultures value. He noted that Asians are stereotyped for loving education. Yet, is this not a life choice which leads to better outcomes?

“Now, Asians only make up about 5 percent of the United States’ population,” he noted when talking about high school dropouts. “Yet, how many Asian dropouts do you know?”

He makes the argument better than I do, if just because it’s such an incendiary one that the left never wants to acknowledge.

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At their best, the left claims that Asian-Americans are part of some sort of cultural Stockholm Syndrome where they’re made to feel like they’re really making progress but are still victims of white privilege. At their worst, leftists claim Asian-Americans are some kind of super-whites on steroids, sucking up all of the privilege in the room wherever they go.

I can picture rhetoric where both versions of Asian-Americans are put forth in the same sentence.

As Hing said, however, this is all about “the victim mentality.” And that’s how the left always wins. No more victims, no more votes.

It’s amazing this kid hasn’t been censored by YouTube yet, but thank God he hasn’t, because he’s telling some truth.

Let’s hope this stays up and gets the attention it deserves — in the communities that need to hear it the most.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Morristown, New Jersey
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture