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<  Jeremy Lin  ~  What Do You Think About Jeremy's Response to Kenyon Martin ?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:27 am
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pryuen wrote:


And Jeremy further reiterated his view-points at a post-game media interview when he was asked how he felt about Kenyon Martin's racist attack.

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Btw...I think Jeremy needed to take more writing classes at Harvard.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:22 am
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PhilNYC wrote:
pryuen wrote:


And Jeremy further reiterated his view-points at a post-game media interview when he was asked how he felt about Kenyon Martin's racist attack.

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Btw...I think Jeremy needed to take more writing classes at Harvard.


I think he wrote BETTER than this; this was taken from his interview,NOT NECESSARILY his writing. :roll: :roll: :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:37 am
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pryuen wrote:
PhilNYC wrote:
pryuen wrote:


And Jeremy further reiterated his view-points at a post-game media interview when he was asked how he felt about Kenyon Martin's racist attack.

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Btw...I think Jeremy needed to take more writing classes at Harvard.


I think he wrote BETTER than this; this was taken from his interview,NOT NECESSARILY his writing. :roll: :roll: :roll:


Well, then he should have taken more public speaking classes...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:46 am
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PhilNYC wrote:
pryuen wrote:


And Jeremy further reiterated his view-points at a post-game media interview when he was asked how he felt about Kenyon Martin's racist attack.

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Btw...I think Jeremy needed to take more writing classes at Harvard.



Lin graduated from Harvard 7 years ago. That is an eternity. Since graduating from Harvard he's been hanging with blacks and trying to look like blacks... So eventually, he's gonna sound black too. :)


Yet, I liked how Lin mentioned the Chinese tattoos on KMart. Great comeback.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:21 am
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yaominginfohere wrote:

Yet, I liked how Lin mentioned the Chinese tattoos on KMart. Great comeback.



YUP..... ACTUALLY when Kenyon Martin was still a player, right after Yao Ming disclosed to the media/public in his autobiography Yao: A Life in Two Worlds the meaning of of the Chinese tattoo on his left arm (患得患失, pronounced as huan de huan shi, which literally means do not know where really one stands, indecisive, hesitant, or afraid of not gaining and afraid of losing), Kenyon Martin started to wear an arm band ALL THE TIME when he played to hide it away from the public !!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

The guy was FOOLED by the tattooist who misled him to think the Chinese proverb meant Never Satisfied !!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:31 pm
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so it's done,

Martin took down the instagram post.
sent a video to TMZ apologizing for being racist, but still doesn't like the hair.

Lin addressed the matter at the end of the knicks game
https://www.netsdaily.com/2017/10/9/16446000/jlin-kmart-talk-and-finally-its-all-good
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Lin revealed the discussion after the Nets beat the Knicks at Barclays Center.

“He reached out and he was extremely apologetic… it was a great conversation,” Lin told reporters. “I think things were blown out of proportion, taken a little out of context as well. But me and him had a discussion where he was extremely courteous.

“Like, I’m actually impressed with how he handled everything. I’m thankful for the conversation we had and I’m also sorry for some of the things he and his son kind of had to deal with in the aftermath,” he added, referring to some ugly racist comments directed at Martin by some Lin fans.

“I’m just processing everything that’s happening and kind of felt he was dehumanized to some degree. I wish it didn’t happen like that, but we’re beyond that and hopefully I don’t have to speak about this incident or my hair anymore.”

It started with when Lin announced via The Players Tribune that he was going to wear his hair in dreadlocks, just the latest iteration of Lin’s tonsorial creativity. He noted that he had talked to a lot of people about whether the style would be seen as cultural appropriation, an Asian-American borrowing an African-American ‘do.

Martin posted an Instagram video (which has since been deleted) stating, “alright bro, we get it. You wanna be black. Like, we get it. But your last name is Lin.” Things took off from there, with Lin twice discussing the controversy, thanking KMart for his thoughts and noting that Martin has Chinese characters tattooed on his arm.

Martin “apologized” in a video with TMZ, but for some, it didn’t seem sincere. He said the dreads are still “hilarious” and said, “If I ruffled Jeremy’s feathers, I apologize.”

The two talked, according to Jeremy Lin, and the “beef” has been resolved. Now, he wants to put this in the past.

Lin would also like to see his fans not obsess over this issue anymore... or any other issues for that matter. He just wants unity. Obviously, Martin wants it over, too.

So now we’re left to talk about basketball... and not hair.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:55 pm
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I wonder if Lin's new hairdo makes him more attractive to black females? I mean, I find black girls with the long straight black hair (like asian girls) to look more attractive than an afro.

But Lin should reconsider going back to the standard asian hairdo -- bowl cut where it's parted to the side. Then he can refocus on being the only Asian basketball player in the NBA.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:56 am
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Jeremy Lin’s Dreads And Kenyon Martin’s Chinese Tattoo Are A False Equivalency

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/je ... 8970d00545


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:37 pm
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It's not false equivalence, It was flat out rascism on Kenyon martin's part.

Case in point,
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This was the Net's barclays PA announcer up until this season, He also MC'd as the ring announcer Boxing matches at Barclays Center. He's Been Rocking dreadlocks for at least 5 Years, No one has mentioned any thing about cultural appropriation.
He's seen in pictures with Jay-Z, Mike Tyson, Spike Lee. and he hasn't gotten Crap about his dreads.

An Asian with Dreads comes up and now people are offended.
Get real.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:52 pm
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How many times do we have to remind you insensitive, soul-lacking ch!nks that black suffering is privileged?:
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But borrowing a cultural marker like dreadlocks, which embody both joy and struggle unique to the black community, is not the same as having a Chinese tattoo, a symbol that doesn’t carry the same weight of oppression. Yes, appropriating Chinese culture through a tattoo is exoticizing and insensitive. But the the act of putting on and taking off dreadlocks ― which are related to the systematic economic and social oppression of a racial group ― demonstrates a greater level of disregard.
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But Lin’s retort to Martin’s criticism was basically saying the tattoos and dreads are uniform in their demonstration of “respect,” and that’s just not accurate. Yes, cultural appropriation of Asian culture is oppressive in that exoticizing a culture can create a depiction of Asians as “others” or perpetual foreigners. But Asian-Americans are not held down by this characterization in the same way black people are for something as fixed as hair ― and the struggle it represents.

Dreadlocks, which are essentially twisted locks of hair, are more than just a hairstyle. They have become symbolic of blackness and black culture and while some wear them for aesthetic reasons, others can have a deep cultural and spiritual connection to them. The style itself is widely worn by many Rastafarians, a religious movement bred in Jamaica, and, for some among them, it can represent a resistance to Western or Euro-centric hairstyles while honoring their roots.

This whole thing is so retarded it doesn't even deserve to be talked about. To the American public's credit, however, the authors of the article were getting pwned hard in the comments section of the article by EVERYONE before the board was taken down.

As for Jeremy Lin, I kind of feel like he is trying a little too hard for cultural relevancy. It's like how the TV show Fresh off the Boat is 30 years worth of Asian jokes coming out in one massive deluge. Lin is trying to make up for 30 years of a lack of Asians in popular culture in one career. I mean, leave something for the next guy to do.

What Lin doesn't understand though, and the reason he was attacked in the first place, is that Asians are not equal to blacks in the eyes of liberals. American liberalism is an ideology and self-replicating system designed and maintained for the purpose of imposing a hierarchy of oppression narratives. Lin's mistake is thinking that, as a "minority," he could act as though he was on the same level of the hierarchy as blacks. Wrong move.

Please just get back to playing basketball.


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