Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Meanwhile, Over at AsianWeek...

We just had an extended lesson in why it's a bad idea to use the word "hate" in a public forum, courtesy of Tim Hardaway, the former Oakland Warrior and NBA All-Star who used it to describe his feelings toward gay people--and then got his ass handed to him in the press while losing incalculable marketing/endorsement potential. So it makes it all the more mindblowing that AsianWeek would run an opinion column last week with the headline "Why I Hate Blacks".


Written by a man named Kenneth Eng, the column appeared online (and in print) on February 23, but has since been pulled from AsianWeek's website. The folks at Hyphen Magazine, however, have blogged about it, and somebody has retyped the full thing in the comments section. There is also a petition making the rounds, but given the updates that have been provided on that site, I'm not sure what will happen with it.

While I was poking around on their site looking for the original (it's disappeared almost without a trace--or apology--except that there are a slew of comments still listed at the end of the "Letters to the Editor" page of the Opinion section), I found a piece about race perception and Barack Obama. It's a little rambling, but I figured I'd better link it if anyone's curious. Not like anyone's going to buy what AsianWeek is selling on that topic anymore, tho...



Blogger Mix76 said...

WTF AsianWeek! Don't even know how to respond.

6:11 PM  

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