Not many people will probably read this far down into the long New York Times front-page geschrei about "the whiteness of Biden's inner circle," but here it is:
While the campaign's chief operating officer and the newly announced chief financial officer are Asian-American, lack of representation has been a concern for those who worry about anti-China messaging in 2020. In a recent call with Asian-American members of Congress, Mr. Biden said he would "work with our caucus on future messaging related to China," said Representative Grace Meng of New York.
There's a legitimate concern among Asian-Americans that anti-China messaging could stir domestic anti-Asian racism, but if you are concerned about racists wrongly conflating the Chinese communist government and Asian-Americans, maybe don't be out there publicly urging Biden to take a softer stance on communist China? I mean, not that what a genuine racist is going to do or think will really be much affected by Asian-American behavior, or that Asian-Amerians should behave based on what racists may or may not think about them, but when you have the supposedly anti-racist New York Times already out there depicting Trump's transportation secretary, Elaine Chao, as under Beijing's sway, this seems like highly newsworthy and potentially perilous terrain, worth more than a throwaway paragraph buried deep near the bottom of a "whiteness" article.