Josh continues to speak out, as he should.
Tre gave his experience. I gave my experience. We have no context around Linsanity. A major difference thus far seems to be the reaction to being given a nickname while playing a sport.Yeah that's almost the same thing. Nice victim shaming.
You've just earned the 'Hamdonger' label here. Jeremy Lin is of Chinese descent. Josh is of Filipino descent. It matters.The deal at Publix? Stupid and awful. I can't reiterate that enough. I'd like to see Hulka put a beating on those hucksters.
The reference to being called Jeremy Lin? Perhaps I'm reading this wrong but is Josh complaining about that? C'mon Josh. C'mon. That's a stretch. I got called Telly by all my buddies and some non-buddies...in reference to Telly Savalas- due to my failing hair particles. Hair shaming!! But nobody was calling me George Jefferson! They called me Telly because we're both white. My black RA in Manchester, a good hooper...he called me Danny Ainge, not a term of endearment, for constantly letting it fly in full court 5 in 5 games at the old McCormick Gym. He didn't call me Andrew Toney! He called me Danny because I shot 30 footers and we're both white. Racist remark!! (umm no it wasn't remotely racist I'm being sarcastic) Let me hear your on field/court nicknames that could be deemed offensive or "shaming" today!! Hell in my circles we sit around the campfire with a Heineken and laugh about those nicknames.
I'm rooting for Josh and I hope he continues up the ladder. Yes indeed. Complaining about Lin-reference? Josh...establish your name in the reporting biz otherwise.
It's so freaking en vogue to be a victim today. Now I'm not referencing situations where the dilemma is obvious and there are true victims.
But the list of faux victims grows exponentially. Blast away at me for "victim-shaming."
? ? ? I thought it was more because JL is Chinese and JT is Filipino. I just had to go and look at some pictures for a double-take; I am not seeing what you are seeing with what you stated.No, I'm saying he was called that only because the color of his skin. That's it.
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I am not sure you do. It is pretty well established that at the "courts" where these things happen and happen to many people of many different races, ethnicities, ect. (Did you even read other people's experiences on your own print or are you a headline person?) are not isolated incidents, but pretty common.So racial slurs are OK because they make you tougher? Got it.