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(SFGate)   If you're going to make a poster supporting the local HS team in their game against Rice Memorial, it probably shouldn't read "Fry Rice" in Chinese calligraphy   (sfgate.com) divider line 6
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2013-03-10 08:38:28 AM  
2 votes:
I regard this is simply clever wordplay.  Certainly better than "Ruck Fice" or other college-age witticisms.
2013-03-10 08:05:34 PM  
1 votes:
Again, most people aren't offended by something until someone else tells them that they should be offended.
2013-03-10 11:44:03 AM  
1 votes:

EvilEgg: I'm not sure I see the racism here.

"It evoked a racial undertone and a negative stereotype," said Cheung

Racial undertone, yes, negative stereotype, no.  What is negative about fried rice being a Chinese dish?


Yeah, that's what I'm wondering about too.  The font they picked bears a stylistic resemblance to Chinese characters, and fried rice is a Chinese/East Asian food.  The racial undertone is clearly present, but I'm not sure what's offensive or negative in there.
2013-03-10 10:12:59 AM  
1 votes:
Now if it said "FLY LICE" that would be racist.
2013-03-10 08:48:50 AM  
1 votes:
Using a stupid font is not "Chinese calligraphy."
2013-03-10 07:38:13 AM  
1 votes:
I'm not sure I see the racism here.

"It evoked a racial undertone and a negative stereotype," said Cheung

Racial undertone, yes, negative stereotype, no.  What is negative about fried rice being a Chinese dish?
 
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