The following represents the legislative platform (henceforth known as “the Agenda”) that is the political ambition and aspirations of those that consider themselves Pro-Asian. The platform is meant to address some of the major, predictable, and recurring instances of anti-Asian discrimination that exist in the United States, and provide potential policies and legislative solutions to fix them:
1. EMASCULATION OF ASIAN AMERICAN MEN IN CONTEMPORARY MEDIA
a. Passage of a AAPI Film Diversity Tax Credit, with a 5-year expiry date, with funding similar to the Diversity Tax Credit ($330 Million or more) for films that portray Asian American men in “leading roles” with an on-screen depicted romance. This will constitute reparations for the centuries of humiliating and racist portrayals of Asian American men, that have led to them being constructed as dehumanized caricatures unworthy of love, respect, or protection under both social norms and the law. There will be a built-in review of the state of affairs in the fifth year to measure how much attitudes have changed, using the metrics the National Institute of Health employed to gauge rates of relation involvement for Asian American men. Failure to meet specified benchmarks will result in automatic renewal.
2. GENDER WAGE DISPARITY FOR ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN
a. Reintroduction and passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, with specific provisions measuring the wages of Asian and other nonwhite women to white men.
b. We will introduce similar legislation for RACIAL WAGE DISPARITIES for nonwhite men as compared to white men.
3. BAMBOO CEILING
a. Introduction of racial quotas for racial/gender diversity, to specifically and explicitly include Asian American men and women, on the board of directors for Fortune 500 Companies, similar to Spain in 2007 and proposed legislation in the European Union. Research demonstrates that adoption of such quotas leads to significant and marked improvements in representation. Lack of quotas has only led to continuous failure due to entrenched and pathological racism.
b. Introduction of racial quotas for racial/gender diversity, to specifically and explicitly include Asian American men and women in Congress and on the judiciary branches of the United States. This is similar to what has been enacted in places like Europe and Lebanon, and is one method of achieving consociationalism, in line with American values and ideals of freedom and equality and fair representation.
4. UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME, FEDERAL JOBS GUARANTEE, FEDERALIZATION OF FUNDING FOR PUBLIC K-12 EDUCATION TO SOLVE FOR ECONOMIC DISPARITIES, MEDICARE FOR ALL, FREE PUBLIC COLLEGE FOR ALL (STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS)
a. Asian Americans have the highest income inequality of all American racial demographics. This is a result of centuries of racism and consolidation of wealth by white capitalists that have extracted our labor and resources at gunpoint. We consider a strong social safety net to be the price of such exploitation of the underclasses of the world. Noblesse oblige, or the guillotine.
5. ENSURING REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS AND ACCESS
a. Asian American women are frequently subjected to racist profiling due to sensationalized reporting of China’s “One Child Policy” and “Asian patriarchy”. We believe abortion should be entrenched in constitutions at least at the state level, if not guaranteed at the federal level, as opposed to simply being implied by the Fourteenth Amendment right to privacy. Contraceptives should also be freely and fairly provided, to emancipate women from the patriarchal prerogatives of men when it comes to childbirth and time away from work.
These constitute the beginnings of what a political platform might look like that is minimally pro-Asian and focused on the domestic sphere. All political and legislative efforts should be made with these pieces of legislation as ultimate desired outcomes. This is a living document. Further additions and revisions are welcome to address issues specific within the Asian American diaspora. In order to contribute your proposals and measures, or revisions to any of these drafts, please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.