It's Not That Muddled
You're just muddle-headed. An Asian-American writer at the New Yorker covers the 'Muddled' History of Anti-Asian violence. Not you might assume that given the personal history, the writer is against it, and he is--mostly. When the anti-Asian violence is coming from police, he's on the front lines:
At the time, I was a college student at Berkeley. A few days after the
incident, a friend and I procured a megaphone and stood on the steps of
the campus plaza, shouting to passersby about Kao’s death.
But if the violence comes from other racial minorities, not so much:
Calls for more protection in Asian neighborhoods struck critics of
police brutality as the wrong answer; in particular, Kim and Lee’s
so-called bounties were perceived to undermine the efforts of
Asian-American organizers already working toward community-oriented
solutions to public safety. Villainizing the suspects, at least two of
whom were Black, seemed to play into racist narratives of inner-city
Okay so he's just establishing his woke bona fides. But amazingly, he even goes beyond this:
Calls to center and protect Asian “elders” drew criticism for playing
into a respectability politics that casts a kindly grandma or grandpa as
a sympathetic, innocent victim. I saw someone on Instagram acerbically
wonder whether these were the same elders whom we had recently been
urged to lecture about their racism?
Yep, it's okay to beat up old folks because they were probably racist anyway, don't fall for that "kindly grandpa" routine.