‘Mensch’ Dan Adler targets minorities with stereotype-laden ad, by Rachel Rose Hartman:
What’s the best way to reach out to Asian voters? Tell them you’re Jewish so you can relate. Right?
That’s the route Democratic candidate Dan Adler took in his most recent ad for California’s 36th District special election. In a heavily staged discussion among constituents at a set suggestive of a Korean-owned dry cleaner, the former Disney executive tells a woman behind the counter–who speaks with a heavy Asian accent–that he can relate to her concerns because “my wife is Korean.”
“You’re Jewish,” she replies.
“My family is Jewish.”
“We minorities should stick together,” she replies. Adler laughs as a young Asian couple looks on–the man’s shirt opens to reveal his Chinese script tattoos.
“Dan Adler. Send a mensch to Congress!” a multi-racial crowd shouts at the end, noting the Yiddish word for a person of high character. “What’s a mensch?” the woman from the dry cleaner asks the camera.
Adler’s faux pas here, according to Hartman, is the use of stereotypes in his explicitly pro-minority, implicitly anti-White campaign commercial. Something tells me this will not upset either Adler’s jew or Asian funders and voters, and if any Whites complain they can look forward to being branded and brushed off as “racists”.
Adler’s message assumes it is right and good that:
1) “minorities” see themselves as natural allies against non-“minorities”, ie. Whites.
2) jews identify as “minority”, not White.
Your deracinated White friends will not appreciate the use of this video as a teachable moment, but rub their noses in it anyway.