Senator Tom Cotton (which I don’t believe is a real name — it sounds like a more on-the-nose version of “Jim Crow”) argues that Chinese grad students should only be allowed to come to America to study non-STEM subjects like Shakespeare and the Federalist Papers, as if that’s what non-STEM grad school consists of these days:
Tom Cotton suggests Chinese students shouldn’t be allowed to study sciences in the US
By Gregg Re | Fox News
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that it was a “scandal” that the United States has trained some Chinese nationals to “go back to China to compete for our jobs, to take our business, and ultimately to steal our property and design weapons and other devices that can be used against the American people.”
Cotton, who has vowed that China will “pay” for what he has called its deliberate choice to unleash the coronavirus on the world, went on to say that the U.S. should take a “hard look at the visas” awarded to Chinese nationals.
“If Chinese students want to come here and study Shakespeare and the Federalist Papers, that’s what they need to learn from America,” Cotton said. “They don’t need to learn quantum computing and artificial intelligence from America.”
Mutually Assured Deconstruction.— Jon Snowflake (@MeltedJonSnow) May 28, 2020