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Date: 02/18/12 10:12 AM

45 Responses to Why You So Racist, ESPN? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
    1620 posts
    February 18, 2012 at 10:14 am
    Link: Why You So Racist, ESPN? - ESPN takes the perfect opportunity to show their racist tendencies with Jeremy Lin last night. Hope someone gets fired.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    February 18, 2012 at 10:24 am
    The subeditor was a dumbo. No doubt he`s had his pink slip handed to him.

    No wait, haven`t they used this exact same line before?
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    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    February 18, 2012 at 10:28 am
    awesome play on words is awesome.
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    356094 Male 18-29
    109 posts
    February 18, 2012 at 10:36 am
    Jeremy isn`t a chink. He`s Taiwanese.
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    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    February 18, 2012 at 10:43 am
    Seriously?! Tis a turn of phrase...there`s no racism here. Move along.
    Did anyone even read 1984?
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    Trillian42 Female 18-29
    357 posts
    February 18, 2012 at 10:51 am
    Did you know that the origin of the phrase "a chink in the armor" actually IS racist?

    The proper term is "Samurai".
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    February 18, 2012 at 10:55 am
    @356094:
    Jeremy isn`t a chink. He`s Taiwanese.

    Jeremy isn`t Taiwanese, he`s American.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    February 18, 2012 at 11:15 am
    That isn`t racism, just stupidity. The guy who wrote that should know that in the PC world of today people were gonna start crying of his little play on words. Sticks & Stones people... grow up!
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    February 18, 2012 at 11:35 am
    Chinks aren`t chinks, they`re Chinese.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25407 posts
    February 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm
    i see what you did there... just was silly!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31771 posts
    February 18, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    "I`m not a chink, I`m a gook!"
    Margret Cho`s only funny joke...
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
    694 posts
    February 18, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    it`s actually pretty funny...
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    monsterzero Male 40-49
    353 posts
    February 18, 2012 at 4:23 pm
    Chink; A narrow opening or crack.
    The only racists here are the ones saying this is.
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    356094 Male 18-29
    109 posts
    February 18, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    @darkmagic14n
    Taiwanese American. I should know. I am one.
  15. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    February 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm
    monsterzero: Do you live in the real world?
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    monsterzero Male 40-49
    353 posts
    February 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm
    @FoolsPrussia:
    Yes I do.
    I don`t live in the fantasy world of PC where I`m afraid to use a legitimate word because an uneducated fool might think it`s offensive.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    February 18, 2012 at 7:20 pm
    monsterzero: But this isn`t about being PC. That slur doesn`t exist on some blurred line. It`s offensive and it`s hard to believe that a writer could type that and get it past an editor without anyone noticing. Also, it`s immature.
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    Tita Female 13-17
    10 posts
    February 18, 2012 at 7:26 pm
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  19. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    February 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm
    "monsterzero: But this isn`t about being PC. That slur doesn`t exist on some blurred line. It`s offensive and it`s hard to believe that a writer could type that and get it past an editor without anyone noticing. Also, it`s immature."

    Yeah well considering I think if this was actually real you would have heard about it long before it was on IAB.
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    February 18, 2012 at 9:39 pm
    ^_^

    This Lin cray
  21. Profile photo of PringleMan
    PringleMan Female 13-17
    1356 posts
    February 18, 2012 at 10:27 pm
    I don`t get it....
  22. Profile photo of YANKmyDOODLE
    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
    771 posts
    February 19, 2012 at 12:21 am
    @corpsecrank they even said it live on air
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    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
    771 posts
    February 19, 2012 at 12:23 am
    video
  24. Profile photo of Tobunshi
    Tobunshi Male 18-29
    678 posts
    February 19, 2012 at 1:09 am
    PringleMan, "chink" is a racial slur against Chinese people.
  25. Profile photo of monsterzero
    monsterzero Male 40-49
    353 posts
    February 19, 2012 at 1:41 am
    Foolsprussia:
    Of course it`s about being PC.
    I`m not denying that it can be used as a racial slur, but the fact is the word has been around about 500 yrs. before anyone used it as such.
    Take the word " Queer " for example. which means strange and unusual. If I see a monkey riding a horse and I say "that`s kind of queer isn`t it?", I don`t expect someone with a halfway decent education to accuse me of calling the monkey a homosexual.Granted, the fact that Jeremy is of Asian descent makes the reporters use of the word questionable about his intentions, nevertheless it`s a legitimate word that was used in the correct context.
    Was Tolkien a racist by stating Bilbo had found a chink in Smaugs armor?
    If the reporter had stated "The chink got through the armor" that would be racist and a whole story altogether.But as it stands this is a case of looking for racism where there is none.
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    NightHack Male 18-29
    204 posts
    February 19, 2012 at 6:35 am
    I`m going to give all involved the benefit of the doubt and say it wasn`t deliberate or malicious, but an oversight.
  27. Profile photo of darkmagic14n
    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    February 19, 2012 at 7:58 am
    @356094:
    Taiwanese American.

    sorry, can`t happen. China doesn`t allow dual citizenship. while you may be Taiwanese descendant, you are either American or Chinese/Taiwanese

    you`re being as bad as black people who claim they are african when they can`t even trace their roots to a specific african nation
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    carmanut Male 18-29
    76 posts
    February 19, 2012 at 8:28 am
    @darkmagic14n:

    Taiwanese-Americans [wikipedia">

    Taiwan does allow dual-citizenship. China does not. Taiwan is recognized by many nations as being separate from China, however China disagrees.

    So technically a dual-citizen Taiwanese-American is actually a triple-citizen Chinese Republic-Taiwanese-American.
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    kingpong Male 18-29
    639 posts
    February 19, 2012 at 8:35 am
    @darkmagici4n, believe it or not most black people are primarily African as far as ethnicity goes, and the idea that most black people in America could effectively trace their heritage is ridiculous because of that whole slavery thing that brought their ancestors here.

    I`m white and can only trace my ancestry back 3 generations to Virginia, but I`m positive that most of my recent ancestors are from Europe. It`s a continent, it has a large amount of people with similar traits. I`d say it`s a pretty fair assumption that most black people are African in their heritage.
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    RuralNinja Male 18-29
    519 posts
    February 19, 2012 at 9:44 am
    The phrase "a chink in the armor" or variations on it have been around for hundreds of years. The phrase still means the same thing, especially in the context it was written, a weakness in an otherwise sound object. People need to chill out and stop trying to turn everything into an issue.
  31. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31771 posts
    February 19, 2012 at 10:04 am
    ESPN says they`re sorry looks like someone`s losing their job...
  32. Profile photo of darkmagic14n
    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    February 19, 2012 at 11:31 am
    @kingpong: are you missing my point? do you refer to yourself as european-american? does ANYONE refer to you as european-american to be politically correct?

    as you pointed out, you traced ancestors back to virginia, a lot of blacks would do the same, you have the same heritage as them for the past 3 generations, thus they are as american as you.

    jeremy lin is a first generation american in his family, he is not taiwanese american because he only has american citizenship.
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    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
    771 posts
    February 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    You people defending this cuz its an old phrase need to stop being racist and go buy a thesaurus.
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
    1053 posts
    February 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    Meh...Asians should just stick to doing to laundry and math. Leave basketball to the brothas.
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    avail9988 Male 18-29
    700 posts
    February 19, 2012 at 5:31 pm
    Someone got fired...
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    jbwhite Male 18-29
    1292 posts
    February 19, 2012 at 9:26 pm
    WHITE POWER!!!


    wut...
  37. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    February 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm
    How is this racist?
  38. Profile photo of ATL1EN
    ATL1EN Male 18-29
    622 posts
    February 20, 2012 at 8:15 am
    @auburnjunky
    notice they say "chink" in the armor... double meaning
  39. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    February 20, 2012 at 9:10 am
    Bad choice of words.
  40. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    February 20, 2012 at 9:24 am
    Yeah, I saw that. Still not racist.

    Chick is a racial term for Chinese. Lin is Taiwanese.

    I say again, how is this racist?
  41. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    February 20, 2012 at 9:37 am
    *chink.
  42. Profile photo of monsterzero
    monsterzero Male 40-49
    353 posts
    February 20, 2012 at 10:32 am
    @auburnjunky:
    It`s not.The fact of the matter is there`s a lot of uneducated people that have been "educated" by PC.
    It`s the same as people who freak when the word "queer" is used in the correct context or people claiming that "black" Friday is racist.
    I`ve actually had someone tell me that Spanish people are racist because "negro" means black in that language.
    It`s unfortunate that in todays society fools like this are actually paid attention to never mind catered to.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    February 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm
    chink is used for all Asians since they "look alike"...this was racist but it was funny as hell
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    Mr_Sir Male 18-29
    576 posts
    February 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm
    Someone on the ESPN payroll just Carlos Mencia`d Doug Benson.. Anyone?
  45. Profile photo of itzazoom
    itzazoom Male 18-29
    182 posts
    February 22, 2012 at 9:32 am
    normal enough phrase, not really racist
    get over it

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