Jeremy Lin, race and lessons learned
Just as the abundance of low-scoring games showed what happens when NBA teams have limited training camp, the inappropriate words some have used to describe Jeremy Lin demonstrate how ill-prepared the culture at large was for an Asian-American playing in the NBA.
Lin didn't come with a manual. He burst on the scene and sent everyone scrambling for the right words to reflect what was happening. For some people, that meant the easiest way to describe him was to revert to base Asian ...
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