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Jeremy Lin says he still gets stopped by arena security because he's Asian

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  1. rocketsjudoka

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    http://larrybrownsports.com/basketball/jeremy-lin-stopped-by-arena-security-asian/314175

    Jeremy Lin says he gets stopped by arena security because he’s Asian

    Jeremy Lin has played 25 or more minutes per game in each season since he became a household name with the New York Knicks four years ago, but he apparently still has trouble with security staffers not recognizing him when he shows up to work.

    In a lengthy interview with Steve Serby of the New York Post, Lin was asked if he still encounters racism on the job or in everyday life. He hinted that he believes he is a victim of racial profiling when he’s stopped by arena security.

    “I still get stopped when I try to go through away arenas and stuff, and I’m walking with my teammates, and obviously none of them are Asian but I’m the only one that gets stopped, and they ask for my credentials, stuff like that,” Lin explained. “‘Hey, we need your credentials,’ or ‘Are you part of the team?’ Stuff like that. But I really don’t let it affect me. … I’m so used to it now. It doesn’t bother me.

    “There’s gonna be racism everywhere I go, and some of it’s more subtle, some of it’s less malicious. I mean, every day there’s guys with certain stereotypes or whatever, and it’s not just me. But yeah, I still go through it.”

    Lin also said he sometimes has “really racist things” said to him on Twitter, but he understands that is an unfortunate part of the world we live in.

    If you remember, Lin dealt with insensitive racist jokes almost immediately at the height of his “Linsanity” era in New York. Some of it came from his own team, and there were also ignorant marketing ploys from major companies. It’s a shame he still has to put up with it.
     
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    This article changed my life.
     
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    No, Jeremy, it's because of your stupid, greasy mohawk.
     
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    Where are all these movies. The Last Racist. The Last Nazi. The Last Center.
     
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    I don't believe him.
     
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    Wasn't this out couple of weeks ago? and it should be grouped in the Lin thread, since this only applies to him...
     
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    it doesn't surprise me and it shouldn't surprise him. he's working in an industry dominated by african americans.
     
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    Typical reactions. If it is Asian, it doesn't matter. If we had security guards that only profile African Americans at science conferences, it would be all over the news.
     
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    Scotty Brooks used to get stopped all the time, too.
     
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    JJ Barea still does
     
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    Prigioni must be a victim as well. Dudr looks like a pizza delivery guy
     
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    While that might be true, it's even more annoying when the news takes a single anecdote and runs with it as if it's symptomatic of everyone's behavior, which just causes more frustration and friction. The news is such an abomination nowadays that I stay away from it.

    I'm not sure what kind of reaction would be most constructive to this article. There's not much you or I can do about Jeremy Lin's interactions with arena security.

    We can only control how we treat people with respect.
     
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    Thanks JeremyTheGreart playa for staying humble , security guards jealous from you just like tinman
     
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    The most racist encounter he had was actually from his own teammates, Melo and JR Smith
     
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    I betcha Yao Ming was never stopped.

    They are probably profiling short people who dress like Harvard students with a Mohawk. That's why Calvin Murphy started dressing so wild, at 5'8 he was stopped all the time until he learned to dress the part.
     
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    Jeremy Lin is 6'3". I'm guessing they're not stopping Troy Daniels.
     
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    Does Daniela where a stupid Mohawk like a frat boy trying to get backstage

    I'm saying anyone short enough to be in an entourage who doesn't look special like Calvin Murphy gets asked for credentials. 6'3 is not that tall. A freaking white kid would too. Blacks too. These arena security ppl are just dicks.

    Btw. I'm making a freaking joke about Yao and Calvin, just to see who gets their Mohawk ruffled
     
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    Well, similarly I betcha Barack Obama was never required to produce extra documentation when paying by cheque at grocery stores or provide any sort of proof of his creditworthiness.

    Yet, that does not mean that racism does not exist in that regard.
     
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    At the arena like that, it isn't racism...it's "profiling" to keep "gate jumpers" out of the backstage area. I'm sure many no-team members who are whites and blacks who are 6'3 have made it through those security lines....so they are going to stop people who don't profile as an NBA player. I'm sure many white players deal with it too, and short black players

    And I've lost some respect for Jeremy Lin to be as careless as to call profiling, racism. He's either an idiot for mistaking profiling with racism or he was misquoted.

    Throwing out that word like that is a shame. It weakens the true racism out there for blacks, asians, muslims, etc who get truly discriminated against in personal insults, jobs, housing, etc...like the Tweets he gets, I suppose.
     
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