Obama’s stereotyping Asian men

by Sunny
6th March, 2009 at 7:26 pm    

According to Shamit at eGov monitor, Obama has appointed a new Chief Information Office for the United States. Yes, he’s brown.

President Obama said, “Vivek Kundra will bring a depth of experience in the technology arena and a commitment to lowering the cost of government operations to this position. I have directed him to work to ensure that we are using the spirit of American innovation and the power of technology to improve performance and lower the cost of government operations. As Chief Information Officer, he will play a key role in making sure our government is running in the most secure, open, and efficient way possible.”

The only other South Asian person to be offered a role was the Surgeon General position! Being medics and geeks, is that all we’re good at?? Well, at least the American tech industry are ecstatic. Heh.

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  1. D-Notice — on 6th March, 2009 at 7:31 pm  

    Could be worse… he could have asked him to run a corner shop. ;-) Can he make a decent curry?

    /What other stereotypes are there?

  2. Hermes — on 6th March, 2009 at 7:46 pm  

    How about Apu from the Simpsons to be in charge of small business. And maybe for birth control as well.

  3. marvin — on 6th March, 2009 at 10:42 pm  

    I am interested in the number of African Americans in high profile positions? Is it true the Bush administration had more?

  4. Adnan — on 6th March, 2009 at 11:41 pm  

    Marvin @3 Don’t know the numbers, but one example is: Charles Phillips who is President of Oracle (the database company) is on the Economic Recovery Board.


    Anyway, Bush seemed to have no problems in appointing people from minorities in high profile a positions.

  5. Sunny — on 7th March, 2009 at 12:32 am  

    Is it true the Bush administration had more?

    No way.

    D-Notice: true, you’re right, things could be worse!

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