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(LA Times)   Jeremy Lin forgives racist ESPN headline, suggests it wasn't even intentional   (latimes.com) divider line 52
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2012-02-20 02:29:16 PM  
14 votes:

Don't you mean...

LIN-TENTIONAL?
2012-02-20 02:34:24 PM  
11 votes:
I'm just glad this mess is cleaned up. Everything is really spic-and-span now.
2012-02-20 02:36:23 PM  
10 votes:
NOT SURE IF PHILLIP J FRY
i2.kym-cdn.com
OR JEREMY LIN
2012-02-20 02:34:57 PM  
10 votes:
he really should open his eyes to how racist that was.
2012-02-20 02:32:44 PM  
9 votes:
Well, that was mighty white of him.
2012-02-20 02:56:35 PM  
7 votes:
If ESPN was comfortable with this particular slant on the story, then they were headed down a slippery slope. It's good that they nipped this in the bud before they end up with egg or something other kind of gook on their faces.
2012-02-20 02:35:05 PM  
7 votes:
Gook of him for doing that. You have to nip the media slant in the butt quickly. It's a slippery slope they're on. They'll need to keep a tight zipper on that talking head from now on.
2012-02-20 02:31:06 PM  
7 votes:

HoityToity: Class act.

Tebow of the NBA.


You mean he's not particularly good, gets lots of airtime anyway, and everyone's confused as to why?
2012-02-20 02:48:48 PM  
4 votes:
Yellow journalism.
2012-02-20 02:31:41 PM  
4 votes:
engrishfunny.files.wordpress.com
2012-02-20 03:11:15 PM  
3 votes:
blog.zap2it.com
2012-02-20 02:42:59 PM  
3 votes:
Some people's hobby is looking for things to be offended by. My hobby is porn in case anyone was wondering.
2012-02-20 02:38:59 PM  
3 votes:

brigid_fitch: Forgot_my_password_again: I don't get it, chink in the armor has been around for centuries in a non-racist way.

bunch of pussies getting their sandy vaginas panties in a wad.

I know this is a troll but ESPN could have easily gone with the non-racially toned "Achilles' Heel" headline and not change the meaning. There's no way in hell NOBODY saw that headline and didn't think, "Umm, should we be going with 'Chink'?"


Why would they do that? He's not even Greek!
2012-02-20 10:10:05 PM  
2 votes:
images.weirdworm.com

/racist camera is racist
2012-02-20 03:38:34 PM  
2 votes:

Fluxinator: The ESPN headline writer has got to be a Farker.




If you mean unemployed, then yes
2012-02-20 02:45:28 PM  
2 votes:

vudukungfu: I had a guy teaching a class I had to take who has CP.


Why didn't you call the police?
2012-02-20 02:40:29 PM  
2 votes:

LewDux: NOT SURE IF PHILLIP J FRY

OR JEREMY LIN


I ror'd
2012-02-20 02:30:59 PM  
2 votes:
What a douche! Has he no righteous indignation?
2012-02-20 09:45:50 PM  
1 votes:
i174.photobucket.com
2012-02-20 07:52:52 PM  
1 votes:
Well, I for one thought it was hilarious.
2012-02-20 06:10:49 PM  
1 votes:
These aren't the guys who built the railroads.
2012-02-20 04:15:28 PM  
1 votes:

nicoffeine: So, you use the word "fag" on a regular basis? Just because, you know, it's a cigarette? And "biatch" because, hey, it's a female dog. Maybe "slant-eye," because hey, anyone can have slanted eyes, right?


Are you trying to insinuate that if I sing a certain song that I advocate burning gay people at the stake? Or is that only when there is an actual gay person present to take offense? I mean, are we talking Schrödinger's Slur here, where an actual homosexual has to collapse the wave function before it becomes offensive?
2012-02-20 03:52:18 PM  
1 votes:
I have haven't heard the word chink so much since I hung out with with a guy from Taiwan. Seriously every time Tony made a mistake It would be, 'Awww man I'm such a chink!'.

He used to get us into trouble with that shiat too. Once we were driving and he saw an asian guy walking with a blonde girl so he yelled, "Way to go chink!" to congratulate his fellow asian on getting himself a caucasian girl. When we got closer he realized she was asian and had bleached her hair, his reaction to this discovery was more of the same.

We eventually started calling him a cracker to make fun of him.
2012-02-20 03:49:44 PM  
1 votes:

The Great Gazoo: It's like people getting upset over someone using the word "nubianrdly".


Drew apparently has a problem with it since that word get filterpwned no matter the context.
2012-02-20 03:49:19 PM  
1 votes:

nicoffeine: The Great Gazoo: A "chink in the armor" is a well used phrase that has no racist overtones, as it's a completely different use of the word. I would argue that using it in that situation (especially in this day and age) probably is indicative of being fairly color blind, because anyone who sees an asian and thinks "don't use that word. don't use that word" probably has some racial issues to deal with.

It's like people getting upset over someone using the word "nubianrdly".

The fact is, at least three seconds of thought should go into writing a headline. If you don't get that the word "chink," when talking about a person of Chinese(or even east-asian) descent, might have some sort of overtones, you're godamned idiot who deserves to lose their job.


We need more people like you around to tell us what words we can use and how to use them.
2012-02-20 03:38:48 PM  
1 votes:

JackieRabbit: Hawnkee: [www.brandon-ramos.com image 640x523]

That's Mr. Cracker to you, buddy-boy.


images.icanhascheezburger.com
2012-02-20 03:32:09 PM  
1 votes:
Somewhere among my mothers papers is a newspaper clipping she kept about a similar occurence. A talk was being given in our area by a man who had written a book about ghosts, Next to the article was a photo of the speaker, a black man. Headline: Spook Writer to Speak Thursday.
2012-02-20 03:19:22 PM  
1 votes:
A teacher once asked three students to say a sentence that included green, pink, and yellow.

The Asian kid says, "I play in a pink dress with my yellow ball outside my green yard."

The Mexican kid says, "I have a green, yellow, and pink marker in my backpack."

The Indian kid thought for a while and said, "The phone goes Green, Green, Green and i pink up the phone and said "Yellow?!"
2012-02-20 03:07:07 PM  
1 votes:
Donny: What the fark is he talking about?

The Dude: My rug.

Walter Sobchak: Forget it, Donny, you're out of your element!

The Dude: Walter, the chinaman who peed on my rug, I can't go give him a bill, so what the fark are you talking about?

Walter Sobchak: What the fark are you talking about? The chinaman is not the issue here, Dude. I'm talking about drawing a line in the sand, Dude. Across this line, you DO NOT... Also, Dude, chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature. Asian-American, please.

The Dude: Walter, this isn't a guy who built the railroads here. This is a guy...

Walter Sobchak: What the fark are you...?

The Dude: Walter, he peed on my rug!

Donny: He peed on the Dude's rug.

Walter Sobchak: Donny you're out of your element! Dude, the Chinaman is not the issue here!
2012-02-20 03:06:45 PM  
1 votes:

wiseolddude: Does anyone remember when Shaq uttered gibberish Chinese about Yao Ming? I believe nothing became of it and it was no big deal. People are just too sensitive.


Of course nothing became of it. Would you argue with a 7-foot-tall man? Dude's a giant.
2012-02-20 03:00:31 PM  
1 votes:
We have to be careful. We can't let one questionable phrase pass through and then jump on the next. Next thing we know, we're sliding down a slippery attractive and well-lubricated Asian-American.
2012-02-20 03:00:09 PM  
1 votes:
I think it was intentional AND hillarious. Does that make me racist?
2012-02-20 02:59:48 PM  
1 votes:
gothamist.com
2012-02-20 02:58:58 PM  
1 votes:

Fade2black: Because Asians take the high road and make racism beneath them. While black people and white guilt liberals love to play the victim card instead.

I figured we already knew this?


Hey, stop stereotyping Asians like that! There are plenty of racist Asians!
2012-02-20 02:56:50 PM  
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: I don't really believe for a second it was some kind of evil racist slur he tried to slip past us all nyah-hah-hah.


I think you are very likely right with (b), and that still makes him a dick. It's just not an acceptable avenue for humor.
2012-02-20 02:55:15 PM  
1 votes:

nopokerface: tricycleracer: If the writer was a 20 year old intern and wrote the headline "Nipped in the Bud" about a Japanese player, I might believe he didn't know it was inappropriate since "nip" is pretty old-school. "Chink" isn't very obscure.

Exactly. The real sad part about this is just how stupid journalists believe the public to be.


I don't know...don't we spend a lot of time around here commenting on how stupid journalists are? I'm having an easier time thinking that either a) the journalist honestly didn't know it was racist, or b) thought it was just "funny" and didn't think anyone would take it so seriously.

I don't really believe for a second it was some kind of evil racist slur he tried to slip past us all nyah-hah-hah.
2012-02-20 02:53:57 PM  
1 votes:
It's FRIED RICE, you PLICK ;)
2012-02-20 02:53:28 PM  
1 votes:

brigid_fitch: Forgot_my_password_again: I don't get it, chink in the armor has been around for centuries in a non-racist way.

bunch of pussies getting their sandy vaginas panties in a wad.

I know this is a troll but ESPN could have easily gone with the non-racially toned "Achilles' Heel" headline and not change the meaning. There's no way in hell NOBODY saw that headline and didn't think, "Umm, should we be going with 'Chink'?"


I hate over application of political correctness, and I am going to have to agree with you on this one. It was a poor decision.
2012-02-20 02:52:51 PM  
1 votes:

calbert: he really should open his eyes to how racist that was.


I see what you did there.

/Eyes wide open, cause I'm white.
2012-02-20 02:52:27 PM  
1 votes:
Chink in the armor - not racist

Using the term chink in the armor while referring to someone who is Chinese (or just Asian) - not racist

Using the term chink in the armor BECAUSE someone is Chinese (or just Asian) - yeah, that's racist.

Remember, this is a sportswriter. These people get a hard-on for puns and double entendres. Let's not pretend the guy accidentally stumbled on to it. So while the term itself is not racist, deliberately evoking the double meaning of the word is most definitely racist.
2012-02-20 02:51:35 PM  
1 votes:
Newsflash for the clueless and/or trolls: CONTEXT can make certain otherwise innocuous words/phrases racist.
2012-02-20 02:51:28 PM  
1 votes:

Fade2black: Because Asians take the high road and make racism beneath them. While black people and white guilt liberals love to play the victim card instead.

I figured we already knew this?


It has nothing to do with white guilt, liberals, or any other idiocy you farking retard.

It has to do with a company firing an idiotic employee. Regardless of how unjust you think it is, some words in certain context offend segments of the populace and for most companies it is usually intelligent to avoid alienating your consumer.

Seriously, why is it so hard for right wing derpers to understand this basic free market principle? I guess, like Christians, they like to spout off about how truly oppressed they are...
2012-02-20 02:49:38 PM  
1 votes:

nopokerface: tricycleracer: If this guy didn't know what he was doing, he's too farking stupid to work in media.

When he said he didn't know that word was an ethnic slur against the Chinese to begin with, I knew we was being trolled.....


If the writer was a 20 year old intern and wrote the headline "Nipped in the Bud" about a Japanese player, I might believe he didn't know it was inappropriate since "nip" is pretty old-school. "Chink" isn't very obscure.
2012-02-20 02:48:46 PM  
1 votes:
I use to work with this asian kid once, he was very cool and he worked with a lot of other asians. One day, he said, 'i'm t.g. around here, you know what t.g. is?" I go, 'no', and he says, 'top gook.' The other asians around him started laughing. I wasn't sure how to take it, but everybody from time to time makes fun of their own race.
2012-02-20 02:47:48 PM  
1 votes:
Goodness, the trolls and idiots are out in force tonight.

You can use the phrase "chink in the armour" to represent a weakness in something that is otherwise strong and not be accused of racism if (and I want to make this perfectly clear) and ONLY IF you are not also using it to allude to a person of Chinese ancestry.

Similarly you can use the headline "Faggots prepared for Christmas" in a story about wood-gathering in the local farming community, but eyebrows would be raised if you used that headline in a story relating to the only gay farmers in the area collecting bundles of kindling.

Context is everything.
2012-02-20 02:45:06 PM  
1 votes:

rkiller1: He knew what he was doing? Really? Ladies and gentlemen, we've found a mind-reader.


If this guy didn't know what he was doing, he's too farking stupid to work in media. Either way, adios.
2012-02-20 02:43:35 PM  
1 votes:
I had a guy teaching a class I had to take who has CP. Now he's bright, funny, engaging, but he went full derp when he told us handicapped came from standing around with your cap in hands.

I had to wait until I passed to course to email him the snopSnopes article (new window)

People shouldn't be handicapped by their own ignorance.
2012-02-20 02:39:50 PM  
1 votes:

ronaprhys: HoityToity: Class act.

Tebow of the NBA.

You mean he's not particularly good, gets lots of airtime anyway, and everyone's confused as to why?


Man... who pee peed in your Coke?
2012-02-20 02:38:48 PM  
1 votes:

GoodyearPimp: I must be missing something. "Chink in the armor" has nothing to do with race.


When it's posted under the picture of an Asian American? Really?
2012-02-20 02:34:07 PM  
1 votes:

Forgot_my_password_again: I don't get it, chink in the armor has been around for centuries in a non-racist way.

bunch of pussies getting their sandy vaginas panties in a wad.


I know this is a troll but ESPN could have easily gone with the non-racially toned "Achilles' Heel" headline and not change the meaning. There's no way in hell NOBODY saw that headline and didn't think, "Umm, should we be going with 'Chink'?"
2012-02-20 02:30:29 PM  
1 votes:
I don't get it, chink in the armor has been around for centuries in a non-racist way.

bunch of pussies getting their sandy vaginas panties in a wad.
2012-02-20 02:28:59 PM  
1 votes:
Class act.

Tebow of the NBA.
 
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