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Thread: Racist, or just a joke?

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    Re: Racist, or just a joke?

    Looks like it is split 50/50. I think it was racist and so did ESPN. I think they made the right choice w/ the firing. People need to get used to the fact that rasicm will not be tolerated in our society.
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    Re: Racist, or just a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Looks like it is split 50/50. I think it was racist and so did ESPN. I think they made the right choice w/ the firing. People need to get used to the fact that rasicm will not be tolerated in our society.
    Yes, they do. I am surprised, though, that the copy editor let it pass. He/she bears responsibility as well. That's his/her whole job.
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    Re: Racist, or just a joke?

    If lin isn't worried about it, why is anyone else?

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    Re: Racist, or just a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by Enola View Post
    If lin isn't worried about it, why is anyone else?
    I hate it when people are offended for someone else, especially when they couldn't care less.
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    Re: Racist, or just a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by Enola View Post
    If lin isn't worried about it, why is anyone else?
    Well because a large number of Chinese people have been called Chinks in the past in an offensive manner, and even though it was not used in a mean spirited fashion, a large number of people may have found it offensive. Which is ESPNs right to air. But ESPN also has to worry about ratings and a potential consumer backlash. Overall the use of the word Chink does not just effect Lin, which is why it matters
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    Re: Racist, or just a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I hate it when people are offended for someone else, especially when they couldn't care less.
    You should be offended. Who cares what Lin said? His opinion about what some one wrote about him doesn't matter.
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    Re: Racist, or just a joke?

    All I can say is I see headlines all the time were people see more into it than is really there. Anybody ever seen Leno's Funny Advertisements? People send in ads and wedding listings with funny names or titles. I just don't see it as racist. More of a funny mistake.

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    Re: Racist, or just a joke?

    Speaking as a Taiwanese-American, I did find the headline to be racially insensitive but I also laughed.

    Let's face it though, whoever did it and his copy editor deserve whatever they got. That was just stupid. I also don't believe it was unintentional or a coincidence - the most plausible explanation in my opinion is a joke gone wrong.
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    Re: Racist, or just a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by Enola View Post
    Well of course he did accept the apology. Lin is keeping it classy. I hardly doubt he would come out and say "I wanna kick that ESPN guys racist ass! ".. lol.
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    Re: Racist, or just a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    You should be offended. Who cares what Lin said? His opinion about what some one wrote about him doesn't matter.
    I'm not offended because I don't think it was racist on purpose. Maybe accidently racist but that is a common saying.
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