Posted on July 31, 2023

Taiwan People’s Party Removes ‘Vote White, Vote Right’ Slogan

J.D. Capelouto, Semafor, July 31, 2023

A Taiwanese political party removed the phrase “Vote White, Vote Right” from its website over its racist connotations in the U.S. and its similarity to a slogan used by an American white supremacist party in the 1960s.

The Taiwan People’s Party uses the color white to identify itself, and a spokesperson said at a press conference that the slogan wasn’t meant to advocate for white supremacy.


  • The TPP spokesperson said the Taiwanese people aren’t familiar with the idea of white supremacy. {snip}
  • Some experts said the controversy showed the outsized influence of American culture online. “American cultural power is so overwhelming that you have to pull a slogan when it sounds like it could mean something in the US, even when it’s not remotely possible that it could have meant the same thing in context, and also couldn’t be offensive to anyone,” Mike Bird, the Asia business and finance editor for The Economist, tweeted.