Though it's hard to argue that Seung-hui Cho and Haiyang Zhu aren't/weren't scraping the outer edges of bizarre. Or that either is not Asian.
But their point is well-taken. If we start making generalizations about weird people, Virginia's entire Democratic delegation to Washington would be unfairly singled out.
And that would be unfortunate. And beside the point.
But here's what made me choke on a Wheaty (Wheaty being the singular of Wheaties?):
Still healing from the psychological wounds of April 16, 2007, Virginia Tech did not need another tragedy like the gruesome murder of a 22-year-old student in a campus cafe.
As horrible as that murder was, the tragedy has been compounded by some ignorant voices around campus that seized on the irrelevant fact that both the suspect in this murder and the perpetrator of the April 16 massacre are Asian. [my emphasis]
Why is that so hilarious?
Because it was this same brilliant Roanoke Times editorial team (and a clueless Roanoke Times columnist) that, shortly after the Virginia Tech Massacre, seized on the irrelevant fact that Seung-hui Cho's firearms weren't purchased at a gun show to call for closing the gun show loophole!