Former governor of Alaska and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has a fear of Asians and Asian Americans. In an article reported on the Huffington Post:
Palin’s father, Chuck Heath, gave a different account to Conroy and Walshe. According to him, the presence of so many Asians and Pacific Islanders made her uncomfortable: “They were a minority type thing and it wasn’t glamorous, so she came home.”
Palin, who attended four different universities and colleges to complete her Bachelor’s, felt uncomfortable in Hawaii, whose population primarily consists of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage. She felt out of place in a state where white was not the majority. In recalling her undergraduate experiences, Palin claimed to have most preferred her last school of attendance, the University of Idaho, which she considered “much like Alaska yet still ‘Outside.’ ” In other words, Palin feels most comfortable at a place populated by a majority of white people — people she deemed to be just like her.
All this is coming from a former governor of Alaska, a former vice presidential candidate of the Republican party. Palin, who embodies the socially conservative views, ideas and beliefs of the Republican party, appeals to those who also identify as Republican. It’s only evidence to believe that the Republican party as a whole is falling further and further away from what the founding fathers had envisioned the party to be — a political party who in its earliest years had leaders who believed in and fought for civil rights — into a party of moral decline and social regression; a party whose values and actions are slowly becoming synonymous with white nationalism.