Over at ESPN.com, a group of commentators including ESPN senior writer Lynn Hoppes, who is Asian American, discussed the topic of Jeremy Lin the other day and asked if we, as a society, are being too sensitive about the topic of LINsanity and race–i.e. ESPN’s own “chink in the armor” faux pas (check out the video of the discussion below after the jump).
Once again, it is the one Asian (Hoppes) who goes out of his way to make the point that Asian Americans shouldn’t be offended, we’re being too sensitive,
we should be happy sucking on white dick, yadda yadda bullshit while the non-Asians are the ones calling out the racist shit for what it is.
Look, I totally think some Asian Americans are too sensitive and don’t have a sense of humor about things they should have a sense of humor about. But if a whole segment of the community is genuinely upset about something and want to take action against it, fuck you for calling that into question. And don’t talk about how these other Asian Americans don’t speak for you and then go on to bring up your own Asian American-ness to make your point. And by the way, Hoppes, Yao Ming is Asian not Asian American, and yeah, there is a difference.