NY Legislators Want to Stop Classifying Middle Easterners and North Africans as White

I don’t think these people should be classified as white.

But the reason the government wants to stop classifying them as white is that when you are classified as white, you are systematically punished and sanctioned.

New York Post:

A controversial bill being pushed by lefty legislators in Albany is trying to make the Empire State less “white,” critics say.

The legislation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Jessica González-Rojas (D-Queens) and Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Queens), would mandate state agencies and other entities use separate categories for Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) New Yorkers when collecting demographics data – rather than relying on the US Census, which classifies them under one “white” umbrella.

The state Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to pass it, but González-Rojas’ version of the bill is still facing pushback in the Assembly.

Both pols argue “MENA” individuals don’t benefit from so-called “white privilege” – and instead face discrimination daily by falsely being associated with the 9/11 terror attacks.

They and other supporters also insist the current system shuts MENA individuals out of qualifying for minority-owned business grants, language programs and other critical government aid and services by labeling them white.

“This bill isn’t anti-white – it’s pro-MENA,” González-Rojas told The Post. “Data is power. It will give elected representatives and state agencies and institutions the tools to better understand the unique and diverse needs of all New Yorkers.”

Jessica González-Rojas

The bill covers people of Egyptian, Moroccan, Libyan and other North African descent, as well as those of Iranian, Palestinian, Israeli, Lebanese and other Middle Eastern descent.

New York City is home to some of the largest Middle Eastern and North African communities in the nation, including the “Little Egypt” enclave in Astoria, which Gianaris and González-Rojas represent.

Their legislation is gaining steam in Albany while the Biden administration is in the process of adding a “Middle Eastern or North African” identifier to official documents like the US Census, picking up a plan first proposed by former President Barack Obama but tabled by his successor Donald Trump.

González-Rojas said the state can’t wait for the next Census in 2030 for MENA individuals to be fairly counted.

It’s so funny that the media is able to keep talking about “white privilege” while all companies have stopped hiring white men and Arabs are trying to remove the title of “white” from their classification because it restricts their ability to do basically anything.

Mayor Adams with a bunch of “white” people.