Brother-in-law Says Obama Influenced by Asian Culture

World Journal, Posted: Feb 26, 2008

CHICAGO – Obama’s Chinese American brother-in-law, Konard Ng, said Obama’s political views on family, faith, education and social welfare are influenced by traditional Asian culture. Ng, who teaches at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, met Obama’s half sister Maya Soetoro-Ng at the East-West Center at University of Hawaii while both were Ph.D students. Maya Soetoro-Ng was born in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, to an American mother and an Indonesian father. Konard Ng was born to Chinese parents from Indonesia, in a suburb of Toronto. A similar interest in Southeast Asia brought the couple together. Konard Ng told the World Journal that “big brother” Obama was born in Hawaii, and lived in Indonesia for several years as a child. His upbringing was influenced by Chinese, Malaysian and Indian cultures.

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Drew Ching on Mar 02, 2008 at 23:36:26 said:

Obama is a person of color and people of color often don't discriminate against one another. Many Caucasians are racists and that's the truth. If you have taken a race and ethnicity course in college, you would understand that most white Americans and europeans are bigots, neo-nazis, and anti-semitic. They are all white supremacists. We must rally behind and support Obama because he is a minority like you and me. I'm sick and tired of seeing white people who have a lot more privileges than minorities. It's time for a change, so help make a change by voting Obama. I don't care if you're asian, hispanic, or black. But, people of color must UNITE!

ch on Feb 29, 2008 at 10:33:44 said:

voting for Obama would be a very bad thing for all asian americans because black people often dislike asians and so when there are more black people in authorities then asians will have a harder time facing them everywhere we go. Young asians often don't know about that fact because either they don't go out to work yet or haven't been in places where black people are in authorities for instance; they don't have much experience and often naively believe that a black president will help asians as much as black people while in fact asians face more discriminations from black people than from white.




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