Andrew Yang on Civil Rights

Democratic Presidential Challenger & Tech CEO


You can't regulate away racism with race-specific laws

Mayor Pete Buttigieg discussed racism broadly, [when asked about specifics of racist police actions in his hometown]. Warren replied, "It's important to own up to the facts about how race has totally permeated our criminal justice system," she said.

Warren referenced her housing plan, saying that the United States needs to "start having race-conscious laws."

"It was the policy of the United States of America to discriminate against African Americans and any other people of color for buying homes until 1965," she said. "You can't just repeal that and say, 'Okay, now everything is even.' It's not."

Yang then jumped into the discussion, saying that "you can't regulate away racism with a whole patchwork of new laws that are race specific."

Source: CNBC.com excerpts of 8th Democrat 2020 primary debate , Feb 8, 2020

Fix racial disparity with MLK's idea of a guaranteed income

Q: The Democratic Party relies on black, Hispanic, and Asian voters. But you are the only candidate of color on the stage tonight.

Yang: It's both an honor and disappointment to be the lone candidate of color on the stage tonight. I grew up the son of immigrants and I had many racial epithets used against me as a kid, but black and Latinos have something much more powerful working against them than words. They have numbers. The average net worth of a black household is only 10% that of a white household. For Latinos, it's 12%. Why am I the lone candidate of color on this stage? Fewer than 5% of Americans donate to political campaigns. You know what you need to donate to political campaigns? Disposable income. The way we fix it, is we take Mart

Source: Newshour/Politico/PBS December Democratic primary debate , Dec 19, 2019

Exposing stereotypes helps dispel them

Q: One pundit writes, "Seeing Yang up on the debate stage should've been a thrilling milestone as a Taiwanese-American. But it was hard to feel proud. He felt that the most practical use of his identity was as a joke."

YANG: I am very proud of my heritage and very proud of being the first Asian American man to run for president. Americans are smart enough to know a joke when they hear it. Dragging these myths into the light makes them less powerful and helps dispel them.

Source: NBC Meet the Press on 2019 Democratic primary , Nov 3, 2019

Treatment of indigenous people has been immoral & criminal

Former Vice President Joe Biden kicked off a major forum on faith and poverty issues, fielding questions from faith leaders and low-income Americans during a gathering organized by the Poor People's Campaign.

Other, lesser-known candidates who addressed the forum included businessman Andrew Yang, who fielded a question from two Native American crowd members by saying that the treatment of indigenous people has been "immoral and criminal."

Source: Religion News Service on 2019 Democratic primary , Jun 17, 2019

Supports LGBTQ rights

Source: PBS News hour on 2020 Presidential hopefuls , Mar 19, 2019

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2020 Presidential Democratic Primary Candidates:
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

2020 GOP and Independent Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (Libertarian-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (Green-NY)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich (R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
CEO Howard Schultz (I-WA)
Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
V.C.Arvin Vohra (Libertarian-MD)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld (L-NY,R-MA)
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2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
State Rep.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)
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