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Thread: Racist, or just a joke?

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    Re: Racist, or just a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali 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.
    Lin wouldn't say it anyways. He is Asian, he would be all ninja like.
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    Re: Racist, or just a joke?

    No. Simply telling him not to do it again may have worked better, especially considering that the only purpose of firing him should be to reduce recidivism and deter other people from doing it (in this case, a warning could have worked more efficiently).

    Edit: He probably didn't mean to do it anyway. Basically, firing him was done out of emotional panic and irrationality.
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    Re: Racist, or just a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Lin wouldn't say it anyways. He is Asian, he would be all ninja like.
    that is culturaly insensitive

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    Re: Racist, or just a joke?

    I voted "no". Some seem to read way to much into things (based on what the OP provided). This is an example of "correctness" going to far.

    Maybe the reporter should have written " A hole was found in the armor" (sarcastic).

    Some are way to sensitive now days.
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    Re: Racist, or just a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinS View Post
    No. Simply telling him not to do it again may have worked better, especially considering that the only purpose of firing him should be to reduce recidivism and deter other people from doing it (in this case, a warning could have worked more efficiently).
    But then would it not open others to be able to slip in some so called fun racist humor now and again? As a company ESPN has to take a strong stand and in this case they did the right thing. That saying stand for something or fall for anything comes to mind. If you let one racist comment like this goes with just a warning and to not do it again? You set a bad example and risk the chance of folks thinking that they can "get away with it" at least once.

    They did the right thing and have no doubt they did it to cover their own ass over outrage. But at least they did do the right thing.
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    Re: Racist, or just a joke?

    I have some experience in journalism, so I'm familiar with how headlines work. Editors and reporters really want headlines that are attention-grabbing, which is something i just hate (unless you are in the tabloid business). Just tell us what the **** is going on, no embellishment. What the heck is wrong with "Knicks win streak snapped at 7?"
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    Re: Racist, or just a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    But then would it not open others to be able to slip in some so called fun racist humor now and again? As a company ESPN has to take a strong stand and in this case they did the right thing. That saying stand for something or fall for anything comes to mind. If you let one racist comment like this goes with just a warning and to not do it again? You set a bad example and risk the chance of folks thinking that they can "get away with it" at least once.

    They did the right thing and have no doubt they did it to cover their own ass over outrage. But at least they did do the right thing.
    I see what you mean, but I never said that the person should go without a warning. Firing him is too much.

    Also, I would not classify the comment as 'racist'.

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    Re: Racist, or just a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I have some experience in journalism, so I'm familiar with how headlines work. Editors and reporters really want headlines that are attention-grabbing, which is something i just hate (unless you are in the tabloid business). Just tell us what the **** is going on, no embellishment. What the heck is wrong with "Knicks win streak snapped at 7?"
    Doesn't have a just Lin reference anywhere.
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    Re: Racist, or just a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinS View Post
    I see what you mean, but I never said that the person should go without a warning. Firing him is too much.

    Also, I would not classify the comment as 'racist'.
    I'll put it this way. If it was unintentional and completely coincidental (which I highly doubt) then it's just funny.

    If it wasn't, then it is not racist per se, but it was racially insensitive joke.
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    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Racist, or just a joke?

    ^ I tend to agree with this, because racial or cultural insensitivity doesn't imply racism.

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