We all know Elaine Chao can speak up when she feels it's necessary and can even call out racism and/or xenophobia, real or perceived, when it comes to her. However when it comes to her employer hiring someone like Jason Richwine to write a report on immigration she, Elaine Chao clams up and all we hear from her is crickets.
Elaine Chao doesn't have a problem with immigration, when it comes to her and her family. We've heard her story time and time again, but when it comes to other immigrants she seems content to keep her job at the Heritage Foundation rather speak up for immigrants of a nationality different than hers. Her silence speaks loudly.
Maybe Elaine Chao thinks she has a higher IQ than Hispanic immigrants and Hispanic immigrants aren't as deserving as her.
The Daily Beast The Heritage Foundation is distancing itself from an author of its anti-immigration report, Jason Richwine, who says immigrants have lower IQs than ‘white natives.’ But its report backs him up, says Jamelle Bouie.
Some folks are calling the Heritage Foundation report racism and xenophobia. Are you listening Elaine?
The Hill Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-Texas), the chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, called the group’s study “ugly racism and xenophobia dressed up in economic hyperbole” after learning of the dissertation.
Elaine Chao is the wife of Senator Mitch McConnell and we all know Senator Mitch McConnell can speak up on racism and/or xenophobia when it comes to his wife. So how does Senator Mitch McConnell feel about the Heritage Foundation's report on immigration? Again all we hear is crickets. Senator Mitch McConnell's silence speaks volumes.
Elaine Chao works for the Heritage Foundation and the Heritage Foundation has associated itself with Jason Richwine. In my humble opinion Elaine Chao has a choice. Continue working for the Heritage Foundation or resign and call them out for what they are.
Politic 365 In a recently released video from an American Enterprise Institute, Heritage Foundation analyst Jason Richwine asserts that Latinos, as well as Native Americans, and blacks have demonstrated that they are incapable of “assimilating” and adjusting their IQs to be on par with whites, Jews and Asians. The video is here and his comments begin around minute 1:
Is Elaine Chao a racist? I don't think so, but if she doesn't call out the phony Heritage Foundation's report on immigration one could easily conclude she is a self serving hypocrite.