Donald Trump did not invent the ungrateful black athlete stereotype, but he made it familiar. The stereotype recasts professionals at the top of their game as that black person who doesn’t know how to do their job. Maxine Waters. Frederica Wilson. La David Johnson. Barack Obama. “Ungrateful” is only the latest way to say that a black worker is unworthy because they are black.
One should understand Justice Alito's representation of Asian Americans in his dissenting opinion as indicative of how the system of racism evolves in order to maintain itself. Specifically, Asian Americans have become a proxy group for White Americans.