Prominent anti-Trump doctor Eugene Gu claims that black-on-Asian crimes only occur because of "white supremacy" in America.
"Black on Asian crimes only occur because of our system of white supremacy that strips African Americans of their economic opportunities while taking respect and dignity away from Asian Americans," tweeted Gu this week. "Also, white people in power are experts at dividing and conquering to stay in power."
A series of anti-Asian hate crimes have surfaced across the country, sparking the #StopAsianHate movement. The political left has blamed "whiteness" when convenient, such as the recent string of Atlanta spa shootings when six Asian women were shot dead among the eight victims killed. However, the uptick in widespread assaults against civilians of Asian heritage points to black assailants.
"Here we go: when a black man brutally attacks a random elderly Asian woman in midtown Manhattan it's not his fault, it's the fault of white supremacy. Way to make the streets safer," remarked New York Post columnist Miranda Devine.
"I can't believe I need to say this, but no, it's not white people's fault if a black person chooses to assault an Asian person," added YouTube pundit Lauren Chen.
"You realize arguing everyone is just a puppet of white people with no agency of their own is basically a white supremacist theory right?" responded journalist Zaid Jilani who summarized Gu's leftist argument in plain language "without all the mental gymnastics heaped on."
Gu became famous when he was one of seven Twitter users who sued former President Donald Trump in federal court, claiming that the Republican leader had violated the First Amendment rights of the co-plaintiffs by blocking them from commenting on his tweets.
The successful "free speech" lawsuit, filed by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, ruled against the commander-in-chief, forcing Trump to unblock Gu two weeks later, which the surgeon called "surreal" vindication.
Gu seems to consider himself an unabashed crusader who fights white supremacy. "I'm an Asian-American doctor and today I #TakeTheKnee to fight white supremacy," Gu tweet in 2017, attaching an image in the submissive pose with one fist raised to support former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The pinned tweet on Gu's account gained more than 200,000 likes over the years.
He gained further national notoriety in the following spring when he alleged that he was fired from the general surgical residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for kneeling to protest white supremacy. In reality, Gu's contract was not renewed, but he argued the effect was "no different than being fired."
Nashville's biggest hospital had decided to end Gu's five-year residency after just three years. Vanderbilt said to The Tennessean via email statement that the decision did not result from his criticism of Trump, his lawsuit, or his public opposition to racism. The hospital had reiterated that all disciplinary actions against Gu related to his work performance, professionalism, and adherence to policies. On repeated occasions, Gu has trashed the institution on social media.
"I don't think Vanderbilt likes people to know that racism exists in these walls," Gu expressed to the Tennessee newspaper. "But we are living an era now that is scary…especially in Nashville," which Gu said is "surrounded by very conservative areas" that "bleeds in to [sic] the lives of minorities here."
After an appeal, the letter to Gu from Vanderbilt general counsel Michael Regier—delivered at the request of Vanderbilt president Jeffrey Balser—cited a "lack of sufficient improvement in performance and conduct in key areas" after Gu was placed probation. The memo, obtained by Duke University student newspaper The Chronicle, indicated that the most "significant areas of concern" were "patient care, communication, and medical knowledge."
The leftist activist in scrubs has also made headlines in the past for spreading the rumor that longtime Republican legal operative Zina Bash displayed the white power symbol as she sat behind then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during the controversial Senate confirmation hearing in 2018.
The 44-second video embedded in Gu's tweet showed Bash with her arms crossed, resting two fingers on top of her left forearm in what the race-obsessed physician and thousands of other verified Twitter accounts had insisted signaled the "white power symbol." Gu appears to have initiated the viral falsehood, the Washington Post reported at the time.