Shawn Chou 
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Re: “Wage: Tell Jeremy Lin 'Racism Is Incredibly Rare'

Mark, there is a difference between free speech and hurtful speech. If you want to talk, I'll explain this to you personally.

Posted by Shawn Chou on 02/24/2012 at 1:36 AM

Re: “Wage: Tell Jeremy Lin 'Racism Is Incredibly Rare'

From reading the comments, I see people who understand that the "Chink" comment was wrong. They understand that ESPN is setting an example.

I also see people who justify using the word "Chink" or the "N" word. It saddens me that there are people who refuse to see their own racism.

I hope the younger generation will carry the torch, open their eyes, and see the world from all perspectives. The old folks might be stuck in their mindsets, but there is hope for the younger generation to be open minded.

My suggestion for the stubborn-minded people: Seek out friends outside your own ethnicity and really try to understand them. Really listen. You might learn something, and become a better human being in the process. I still have hope, even for you.

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Posted by Shawn Chou on 02/22/2012 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Wage: Tell Jeremy Lin 'Racism Is Incredibly Rare'

MARK ROGERS: To answer your question -- yes, racism exists. I would google Vincent Chin, Danny Chen, and read this article:…

Blazing Saddles is a comedy. I have no problems with that. I also don't have a problem with these two popular video clips:……

GAST: The point is that ESPN is setting an example. I'm letting you know, because I am Asian-American. There are lines you cannot cross. Kudos to ESPN for setting an example.

JOHN: Get over it. Study this article:…

Posted by Shawn Chou on 02/22/2012 at 2:28 AM

Re: “Wage: Tell Jeremy Lin 'Racism Is Incredibly Rare'

I respectfully disagree. I understand that you feel the punishment is too harsh, but you also haven't seen the world through our eyes.

Racism against Asians in America isn't so much casually dismissed, as it is implicitly encouraged. The good thing about the Jeremy Lin story is that he's shedding light on this issue. By taking a stand, ESPN is shedding light on the issue. If they dismissed it, we would only go backwards. I'm American and I love this country, and I'm hopeful that one day Asian-Americans would have a voice... and I am glad to see this change happening now.

Go Knicks!

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Posted by Shawn Chou on 02/21/2012 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Wage: Tell Jeremy Lin 'Racism Is Incredibly Rare'

I want to voice that THE COMMENT WAS OFFENSIVE TO ME. And yes, I am Asian-American. I also find it very disturbing that so many Americans are reluctant to acknowledge that I am offended. Asian-Americans have a long history of being victims of racial hostility, dating back to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. (This law prevented Chinese men from marrying outside their race, or bringing over their wives from China -- effectively killing off a whole generation of Chinese men, leaving them to die alone.) Before people try to dismiss my feelings, consider what it means to be a target of raciam jokes, both in real life and in the media -- including being called a chink or gook as early as when I was 8 years old by other classmates. I have many other experiences of racism. For too long, the Asian-American voice was silenced -- and the racist attitudes permeated our country unnoticed -- and right now the Jeremy Lin story is shedding light on all these issues. It's time to grow up as a country and acknowledge that different people of different ethnicities have different experiences -- including the Asian-American experience, which has dealt with racism in a different way than Blacks. Jeremy Lin even said that Asian stereotypes held him back, and almost left him out of the NBA.

I think all these conversations that people are having is a GOOD thing, so we can finally hear the Asian-American voice.

So kudos to ESPN for shedding light on this issue.

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Posted by Shawn Chou on 02/21/2012 at 6:42 PM

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