New readers keep asking what the word NAM means, because it's thrown around here quite frequently, but when you Google it, nothing comes up.
So in order to correct this problem, I am devoting a post to the word.
NAM is an acronym for "non-Asian minority," and it's a significant distinction from just "minority" because Asians (including Indians) don't cause any social problems (except to make upper-middle-class white parents fret that their children's math classes are too hard because the Asian students are ruining the curve).
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DWPittelli asks, "What's wrong with the Marxist term lumpenproletariat? Or underclass? Dysfunction in this country is not unique to blacks and Hispanics."
In my post on post-Marxism, I named that class the parasite class, but some whites and Asians are parasites, and some NAMs are in the other three classes, so they have entirely different meanings. NAM means NAM.
Liberals like to toss around the word "minority." A liberal will say something like, "the U.S. is a racist nation, as demonstrated by the gap between white and minority achievement." But they really mean NAMs, because Asians have no problem achieving as well as whites.
The term NAM helps to point out the hypocrisy of the liberals. For example, the very people who praise "diversity" and say how great it is to live in Manhattan without a car will likely move to the suburbs after they have children so that their children can go to a public school where NAMs are in the minority.