Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling made some head-scratching racist comments toward African-Americans to his former girlfriend. The details of those comments were released yesterday (and the extended remix put out today). Continue reading “In response to owner’s racism, L.A. Clippers hide logo by wearing shooting shirts inside out”
Tag: sports racism
Fans defend racist “Indian” mascot in the face of Native American protest
If there’s a photo that should change the minds of sports fans that want to keep their precious Indian mascots, this photo of a Native-American coldly staring at a fool supporting the Cleveland Indian’s Chief Wahoo just might be it. Continue reading “Fans defend racist “Indian” mascot in the face of Native American protest”
Let’s bring Native-American racism into the 2000s
What a beautiful video for an ugly situation. It’s really well done and makes its point really clear. Continue reading “Let’s bring Native-American racism into the 2000s”
Jeremy Lin Forces National Discussion on Asian Americans
As Asian Americans who grew up playing basketball, my sister and I have a keen interest in the Jeremy Lin phenomenon. We identify with Lin in many ways, so we’ve found ourselves deeply-invested in his journey — so much so, that we cheer for him as if he were a part of our family.
Recently we went to the local pub to watch the Knicks take on the New Jersey Nets. We sat down next to an Asian family, who was also there to watch Jeremy Lin.
As the game went on, a man at the bar began cheering for the Nets. He exploded with a “YES!” and clapped intensely each time the Nets made a big play or went on a run. He ended up cheering a lot that night — it was clear that the Nets had the momentum and the Knicks couldn’t find a flow.
The Knicks would ultimately fall to the Nets, a disappointing loss after their triumph over the NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks – a game that was nationally-televised the previous day.
Right as the game ended, the Nets fan stood up from the bar, faced our tables, and blurted out, “You chinks can’t win two straight!” before turning and walking toward the front door. Continue reading “Jeremy Lin Forces National Discussion on Asian Americans”