Of the 263 athletic fields Fairfax County owns, our cricket field is the only one being turned into apartment buildings
What Do Fairfax County Supervisors Have Against Asian Families?
“Whether it’s closing our cricket field or penalizing Asian students, Fairfax County Supervisors have proven they either don’t care, or are openly hostile, to the 21% of our county’s residents of Asian heritage.”
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors spend millions on new and improved softball fields, golf courses, and even equestrian centers, but they want to turn one of only three cricket fields into apartments.
Guess how many of the other 262 athletic fields, 427 parks, 8 golf courses, and 3 equestrian centers that Fairfax County owns are about to be turned into apartment buildings? NONE.
Not one other athletic field, park, or golf course; not one acre of the 23,607 acres owned by the county, are being used to build apartments EXCEPT our cricket field.
Does that sound equitable to you? It doesn’t to me.
21% of Fairfax County’s residents are of Asian heritage. But county politicians regularly insult us and vote to hurt our families.
And the politicians’ insults against our community don’t stop with cricket fans. They insulted ALL ASIAN FAMILIES when they agreed to remove merit based education from our local schools.
They claim that if you raise your children to care about education, if your students work hard and get good grades, then they should be held back because they have an unfair advantage over students who didn’t work so hard and didn’t get good grades.
Does that even make sense? Of course not.
That hurts all our kids no matter their ethnicity. But it especially hurts those with a culture that holds educational achievement in high regard.
Would supervisors get on an airline flight if they knew the pilot didn’t care to learn about flying?
Probably not. They refuse to live the way they’re telling us to live. And they’re holding our children back while they do it.
The fact is that whether it’s closing a cricket field or penalizing Asian students, open discrimination against Asians like you and me is racism.
The nine out of ten members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors who repeatedly vote for so many anti-Asian policies like these have proven they either don’t care, or are openly hostile, to the 21% of our county’s residents who are of Asian heritage.
If I’m fortunate enough to earn your vote, my promise to you is this. I’ll always tell you the truth, and work my heart out to be an advocate for all the people of Dranesville — including our Asian community.