[Marxism] Jeremy Lin and ESPN's "Accidental" Racism

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 06:30:48 MST 2012


>
>   Jeremy Lin and ESPN’s "Accidental" Racism<http://www.thenation.com/blog/166382/jeremy-lin-and-espns-accidental-racism>
> by Dave Zirin <http://www.thenation.com/authors/dave-zirin>
>
> The New York Knicks spectacular point guard Jeremy Lin just made more
> headlines<http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/02/19/sports/basketball/AP-BKN-Mavericks-Knicks.html?_r=1&ref=sports>by leading his team to victory over the defending champion Dallas
> Mavericks, with 28 points and a career high 14 assists. But that’s not the
> only reason Lin is in the news. Outrage erupted when ESPN’s website posted
> a headline about the NBA’s first American player of Chinese origin that
> read, “Chink in the Armor.”
> <http://deadspin.com/5886218/espns-headline-writers-join-in-the-linsanity-chink-in-the-armor-edition>Seriously.
> An ESPN anchor previously used the same phrase in an interview with Knicks
> Hall of Fame guard Walt Frazier and it had also been uttered on ESPN radio.
> But the web-page was captured and the frozen image went viral.
>
> http://www.thenation.com/blog/166382/jeremy-lin-and-espns-accidental-racism
>



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