Monday, February 20, 2012

Simply amazing, with all the good feelings coming out of the Jeremy Lin story, you would think nothing could put a damper on it. But no. Turns out that there's a few characters out there trying to taint the mood. With stories coming out today that an ESPN editor was fired for using the 'c' word [chink] and Madison Square Garden (the home of the Knicks), loves 'fortune cookies'. Simply sad. The fact that the editor that used the term, "Chink in the armor" to discuss the Lin storyline, came out afterwards; saying he had no idea that he was offending anyone. That he had used the term lots of times in headlines to discuss other stories, and never realized the racial stigma with the expression, says something about how as a society we have far to go when it comes to racism. In less then three weeks of hype, an asian player in the NBA already has has to deal with something as disgusting as this.
But at least the subject has come out. Let the discussions begin. Better now, then later.  
Just one man's opinion
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Monday, February 20, 2012 

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