"Chink in the armor"

Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by Two Thumbs, Feb 19, 2012.

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Is it racist?

  1. racsit

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  2. not racist

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  3. What butthurt corn hole thought that was racist and made it headline news?!

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  4. Nice to know that some people didn't even notice it.

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  1. Two Thumbs
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    Whether intentional or not, ESPN

    In these early stages, we can't tell you if ESPN copy editors using "chink in the armor" as a way to describe Asian-American Jeremy Lin and his New York Knicks losing their first game in 13 days on Friday night is on par with what Jason Whitlock pulled off a week before. Whitlock obviously, and admittedly, made an awful (and worse, to me, unfunny) joke at Lin's heritage's expense.

    That's it. Headline news for using an old saying is racist b/c he's Japanese.
     
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    Actually, his heritage is Chinese, from Taiwan. Funny how the PC nazis are always the ones who scream racist the loudest at any and every opportunity. The best person to say whether the phrase was used in a racist way is Lin himself. Strange that this journo has made some assumptions without checking with Lin, but never let reality get in the way of the next story!
     
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    Derogatory, but not necessarily racist.
     
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    "Chink in the armor" is a common expression, there is nothing racist about it.
     
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    Who's Jeremy Lin and why should I care?
     
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    Classic Scrubs...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d0nNS_zjds]Scrubs- "chink" - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LORkvyBTE50]Scrubs: Cox notices the Asians disliking JD - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    He's basketballs version of Tim Tebow.

    At least that's what the media has made him into.
     
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    "Chink in the armor"



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    It would be racist if he meant in that way, and if the saying had to do with Chinese people. But it doesn't, so no it isn't racist.
     
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