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America is losing what little sense it has left

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Christos doulos, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Christos doulos

    Christos doulos New Member

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    Usually I am not so consumed by worldly matters , but I was just saddened by this

    http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c2#/video/bestoftv/2012/02/17/exp-point-toomey-greenstein-tax-plan.cnn

    The CNN news anchor said she couldn't even say the word, because it was so offensive. "Chink in the armor" is offensive? Are you kidding me? CNN actually blurred the word out. It would almost be laughable if wasn't so scary.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/19/ sport/espn-lin-slur/index.html ?hpt=hp_t3

    Ummmmm...Chink is not a phrase. Chink in the armor only has ONE meaning. The word chink can have a double meaning; one being a racial slur, but chink by itself is not a phrase furthermore Lin is Taiwanese and not Chinese.

    The idiocy of pluralism is that it pushes towards a colorless society wanting to erase any thought of racism, and when finally succeeded in people who then use totally innocent words that can have a double meaning, they are accused of RACISM?!

    The so called "wisdom" of the world constantly contradicts itself.

    Perhaps the true "racists" are the ones who took a harmless phrase and perceived it as a racial slur
     
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  2. Scarlett O.

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    Brother, it was a very poor choice of words. The double entrendre was intentional - that you can be rest assured of. There is no way on this earth that it was a coincidence. And the fact that Lin is from Taiwan and is not from China or North Korea just exascerbates it's inappropriateness. Referring to Asians in general as chinks is similar to saying all black people look alike.

    Did ESPN overreact? Probably. I would have to say they did.

    But call me cynical, but the undertone of referring to Lin's ethnicity was intentional. I don't believe that it was intentional in a cruel way - some someone's idea of a pun - thinking they were being witty.

    Not everyone thinks things like that are amusing.
     
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    Huh?

    Lin's ancestry is Chinese. Taiwan is where many escaped when the Communists took over the mainland. It's AKA as the Republic of China, Nationalist China, etc.
     
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    Yes, thank you, I am aware of the history. I also know that many Taiwanese people consider themselve Taiwanese and not Chinese, but that's more by culture than race, I suppose. I was addressing the OP's assertion that because he was from Taiwan that the slur was irrelevant.


    People who use the word chink as a slur, use it regardless of an Asian person's ethnicities or nationality. They see slanted eyes - they see a chink.
     
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    The person who wrote the headline should have been fired. This is pretty outrageous.
     
  6. Christos doulos

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    My sister. I am black and I know racism when I see it. Please do not buy into the worldly wisdom. Without an admission of guilt racism can be a very difficult thing to prove. All you are doing is speculating someone's heart, and for the accused sake you better be right
     
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    I am speculating. I said that I was cynical about things like this. I don't believe it was an accident. I also don't believe that it was intended to be a cruelty joke, just a joke.

    But you are right - I am speculating.
     
  8. Christos doulos

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    My friend. What of the other 3 men? what's their excuse?
     
  9. Bro. Curtis

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    There is no excuse. There should be oversight.

    Now, I'm with you. I agree on the hyper-sensitivity to comments that could be twisted as racist. But this is kinda over the top.
     
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    Talk about overreacting and political correctness gone awry.
     
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    Call me what you want - just don't call me late for supper.

    My goodness, if we had PC when I was in the Army - ....the names the DI used to call me/us......
     
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