Have you heard about Michael Lofthouse’s racist rant against Asians? Unless you live in Northern California, I bet you haven’t heard this story. Racism against Asians doesn’t make headline news. We’re the only minority that gets discriminated against without any repercussions.
Michael Lofthouse hasn’t been fired from his CEO position at Solid8, a San Francisco tech company. He hasn’t been charged with a hate crime. His life will go on uninterrupted, business as usual. I don’t believe a word of his “apology” especially because he didn’t apologize directly to the Chan family and he continued spewing racist hatred in a tweet following the so-called apology.
How is this incident less important than the viral “Karen” choking her dog and calling the police on a black man video? Amy Copper was fired from her job, had her dog taken away (yay!) and lost her housing, she was publicly shamed for what she did. She learned her lesson big time. But why did that story go viral on a nationwide level? I think Michael Lofthouse should receive the same kind of consequences but unfortunately that isn’t going to happen.
I’m glad the waitress stood up for this family but I find it amazing that she has become the focus for this story. A GoFundMe account was started for her and has raised a lot of money. Why? Did she suffer in any way? There’s no GoFundMe for the Chan family, not that they needed a donation fund. What’s going on in our world?
Why isn’t hatred of Asians treated the same way as hatred of black people? All racism is wrong but it’s treated very differently depending on your race. There is no public outcry and no resources for Asians who are being attacked. COVID-19 isn’t the only trigger for the discrimination against Asians. This is what happens on a daily basis, it just usually doesn’t make it to the news. I’m sick of the hypocrisy.
Another incident of hatred against Asians, that didn’t go viral. In this case at least the racist woman, Beth Taska, was asked to resign from her leadership position at Topa Equities. She also issued an “apology” while saying the depiction of her on the video was false, she tried to blame her mask for her racist rant.