Jeremy Lin is...??? How would you fill this statement? What first comes to your mind? Jeremy Lin is the point guard for the New York Knicks has been getting a lot of attention for a variety of reasons recently. His underdog story of almost being cut and overcoming several obstacles has inspired and infused a great amount of attention back into the NBA which was down due to the lockout.
His athletic ability to put up points, pass the Ball, work well with his Team, as well as being humble and grateful for his opportunity has touched people from a variety of different backgrounds. Not only is he the 1st Asian-American in the NBA in about 60 years but also the 1st Harvard Graduate in about 60 years. It's easy to see how his Hard-Work and Inspirational Positive Attitude can be refreshing and a great role model for others. But how come ESPN has posted a headline that says 'CH**K IN THE ARMOR'???
Hopefully there will be a point where WE, as a society, come together to celebrate Successes of Individuals based on their Actions, Hard-Work, and Effort regardless of race but unfortunately we are not there yet. One of the things WE, as a member of society, can do is bring attention to what is Unacceptable and focus on what WE can do to change it.
Instead of focusing on the incredible talents, skills, and accomplishments Lin has overcome as a person and as a Minority, has ESPN decided to take a cheap derogatory shot at the Asian Community? Would this kind of possibly gray racist comment made about an African-American Player like Lebron James or Kobe Bryant be Acceptable? Would the reactions be the same? How do you feel about this?