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    Racial Slur Assault on Jeremy Lin by Mainstream Media Must Be Punished and Stopped

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     EWillies1961 was appalled when he heard about the racially charged headline about Jeremy Lin on ESPN. 'I think it is sad, first of all, that we take these slurs against Jeremy Lin so lightly. If it had been a black person or even a woman, it would have been taken a lot more seriously,' he said. And, he brought up the skit on SNL last night. 'On SNL last night, when one of the guys brought up the fried chicken incident, 'Oh I am taken aghast. When they did the Asian joke, 'Oh that isn’t that bad.'' I think people need to get their sensitivity wires checked.'
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    The racial slurs by the otherwise mainstream media are appalling. They must be stopped and the perpetrators punished. For those who want to call this concerted attack on this Asian player on slips need to note that the attacks come from all over.

    Even Saturday Night Live in a skit showed the absurdity I wonder if many realized. While any black sounding racial attack (fried chicken, etc) was immediately seen as offensive, even the black “commentators” were oblivious to their own use of Asian racial slurs.

    Bottom line, those who use the slurs in 2012 know exactly what they are doing. All civil rights organizations must get involved and nip this now.

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