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Andrew Yang Says Joking About Asians Being Good at Math Is Not a ‘Bad Thing’



Businessman Andrew Yang laments that he’s one of few Democrats of color still in the presidential race. But he also makes light of his heritage with jokes about how he’s good at math and knows “a lot of doctors.”

On Monday at the 2020 Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum in Des Moines, he told VICE News that jokes can be a helpful way to address racist stereotypes.

“Making light of these stereotypes and dragging them into the light is not a bad thing,” Yang said. “By poking fun at these things, we can actually see them for how ridiculous they are.”

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lysergic hedgehog
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lysergic hedgehog

I'm back and do embarrassed by the way the interviewers are bias against yang. They have treated every other Democratic candidates with respect but refuse to fairly moderate this interview with the integrity of Vice. This was so disgusting and even as a Republican I would never treat someone with so disregard even if I greatly disagree. The interviewers are there to ask and listen not input their own personal preference on the situation. I hope vice fired these clowns, I'm so embarrassed they embarrassed the black community.

h l
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h l

Vice has shown it's poltical agenda, Wtf Vice compared to the interviews you did on the other candidates this obviously bais

Cheb Tihej
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Cheb Tihej

This interview is exemplary of the way identity politics attempts to relegate class conflict and the redistribution of wealth to the background. I mean…..Sheesh, these two clowns reek of entitlement.

Moe Greene
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Moe Greene

Both of you know nothing about the VAT tax or those economists for that matter. Study up and keep it moving

Hi
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Hi

Marting Luther King said judge a person by his character and not by his race. SMH Vice! [2]

Moe Greene
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Moe Greene

I love when Yang explained a point. These two bozos were genuinely baffled, because they are stupid. I don’t care what degree both of you idiots got. You didn’t earn it.

Skrew Google
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Skrew Google

I'm not sure if I should upvote because this shows how well Andrew does in a debate with a bias host. Or downvote because these hosts are horrible and absolutely bias. I will say though..
If you would like to know more about Andrew Yang here are some resources.
https://yang2020.com (campaign site)
https://yanganswers.com (common questions)
https://andrewyangintro.com (various clips and interviews)

Andrew Yang is focused on the problems! Not identity politics.

Not left, not right FORWARD!

quamb
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quamb

WTF. Wow. Awful interviewers. Morally corrupt to their core, though probably think they are woke.

H15A5H1
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H15A5H1

Why the interviewers so salty? Unprofessional and condescending to the first asian man to run for potus as a democrat.

romero1337
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romero1337

I cant listen to these interviewers. They are idiots. Sorry Vice but these guys let you down.

CxTyler
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CxTyler

Extreme Left Interviewers

Brian I.
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Brian I.

I love how vice news tries to persuade themselves as the news for black and minority people. But this shows you that they are not. They are attacking a candidate that is trying to make ML k's dream come true. Vice news if it wasn't for MLK you would not even exist. #facts. Very ashamed of these interviewer's On the way they were attacking Yang. It just shows you those people just listen to the people that pay their paycheck! they don't care about their own values Yang2020

SpartanJ97
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SpartanJ97

three words: subtle asian traits

Architeuthitect
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Architeuthitect

If two Asian dudes conducted an interview like this with a Black guy, they would get absolutely dragged and called racists.

Evan Globe
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Evan Globe

Title: Why Education is Important?

Infamous Blackfriday
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Infamous Blackfriday

Truth dakidgod on YouTube yanggang

Zack
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Zack

VICE news smearing Andrew Yang with racist smear on the 1st question. Absolutely disgusting!

vanida khiaw
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vanida khiaw

Thumbs down for interviewers
Thumbs up for Yang ☯

littlesame
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littlesame

This was awful, racially charged and mean spirited, shame on VICE and your team for putting a classless work with ill informed staff, you’re part of the problem. The hosts upheld a thug like demeanor and have shallow understanding of the issues, CLEARLY these two are supporters of someone else, you can feel it. Brown and blacks can also be racist just as displayed by your two thug-like hosts.
#vicehates #vicespreadshate

vanida khiaw
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vanida khiaw

I borderline hate these interviewers. Unprofessional, rude and bias. They have no depth or understanding. Fkin fire them. I'm disgusted.

Jacob C
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Jacob C

Black communities has been losing for years for a reason. What's their solution?

Joe Cramp
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Joe Cramp

Why are they going so hard on him? He's been the one non white on this show. Also was Tulsi Gabbard not invited?

Victor Wang
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Victor Wang

some tough questions ! yang did good thou !

LovelyRising
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LovelyRising

I don't know if the interviewers came up with all the questions themselves. They don't seem to be making any hateful or judgemental remarks about Yang as an individual or his campaign proposals — they see that he wants to do good. But the basis of the questions seem a little out of touch. Yang as a white supremacist leader? Really? And when Yang tries to explain how higher-income individuals will pay more into the VAT system, its like the interviewers had their fingers in their ears. Not really sure how to feel about this interview. Disappointed, really, but not… Read more »

Roco Roco
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Roco Roco

im asian and it doesnt bother me. snowflakes.

btw those 2 host are a joke. . i mean… how can you ask a serious question when you're laugh at him. clowns.

Daniel Lai
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Daniel Lai

Click Dislike for the misleading title and the ignorant interviewers. Go to Zach and Matt show to click Like on the same interview.

Daniel Lai
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Daniel Lai

Ignorant and bias interviewers; Andrew Yang kills all the questions with fact and data. Yang2020!!

James Gunn
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James Gunn

This is garbage Vice

Jorge Smith
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Jorge Smith

Damnnn Yang is on point. I’m surprised this video got ratioed

Eric Sanchez
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Eric Sanchez

Vice you suck please become more inclusive like the person you are interviewing !! Counting him out each and every way possible

Romero Ram
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Romero Ram

Putting a thumbs down for these dumb people asking questions. #yanggang2020
Also, ever noticed that Trump has attacked all the other candidates and has nicknames but never Yang? He knows not to poke the bear.

Omkar Vaidya
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Omkar Vaidya

I honestly don't understand why people support Biden, Sanders, or Warren. This guy is way more intelligent than the three of them put together, and actually knows what he's talking about. The other three are just career politicians who just 'fight' for more stuff.

Colton Mandell
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Colton Mandell

WOW. I knew Vice had gotten pretty shitty lately, but I didn't know things were this bad. Where did they even find these guys hosting the interview?

bobby288
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bobby288

Vice obviously doesn’t like Yang. They also successfully turned a presidential candidate interview into a 25-minute piece about race.

Alex Fernandez
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Alex Fernandez

Hey VICE. We're becoming more aware of the coverage of Andrew Yang. Tread carefully.

Chema J.M. Medina
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Chema J.M. Medina

FYI, the Karen Hunter Show conducted a WAAYYYYYY better interview if you'd like to check that out instead!

Theodor Tallqvist
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Theodor Tallqvist

This interview should go viral.

Pacers143
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Pacers143

Interviewers are absolutely unprofessional and trash.

Dee Gir
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Dee Gir

These interviewers were very uninformed and even hostile. They are reposting cuz they liked kicking the Yang hornets nest and all the clicks it got them I am not rewatching this terrible “interview” again. They are just as bad as MSNBC – riling people up to get traffic. I never heard of VICE prior to this awful interview and I hope I never hear of them again.

John Wee
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John Wee

Piss poor interviewers. The audience asked better questions.

Destin Omura
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Destin Omura

Man these two are some damn fools

Suga_is_infires_Man
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Suga_is_infires_Man

Yang has a special talent for turning any question back to campaigning for himself. It's kind of amazing 👏

Daphne Holmes
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Daphne Holmes

Finally you post so I can tell you from a Black person how disrespectful this interview and title is and the thumb down is for you all and NOT ANDREW YANG!

packer9
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packer9