Posts Tagged ‘Racism’
Nhan-Fiction Note: I think we live in a day and age where people don’t even know what’s considered appropriate or inappropriate anymore. Terms are just thrown around, and then individuals cherry pick certain meanings when it is convenient for them.
It makes it all too inconsistent. Why does everything have to be so ambiguous? If we want political correctness in society, there needs to be clearer definitions.
Are modern journalists losing their ability to walk on eggshells when the situation calls for it, especially with recent controversial events? What happened to getting the facts straight?
But in the person’s defense, it was technically an honest mistake. A lot of Asian countries do use the surnames first, and not many people realize that Korean names often have “parts” to them. Regardless, poor judgment is poor judgment no matter how you want to look at it.
Do not let the CollegeHumor icon in the bottom corner fool you – this was in fact a real headline for ESPN.com, which was quickly taken down once the network realized how offensive the pun was to Asian-Americans. Unless people have been living under a rock, sports fans from all walks of life have been proudly stricken with LINSANITY for the Asian sensation that is Jeremy Lin.
As I was trying to crank out more pages for my comic book script, I realized I had specific ethnicities in mind for some characters. To a certain extent, part of me wanted to justify that certain races are underrepresented out there, and it was kind of like I was doing an ethnic group a favor by showcasing them. However, then I started to think about how so many things pursue “diversity” for the mere sake of it.
It made me start to think about how TV shows usually incorporate the “token” minority for its cast of characters. I then started to ponder how so many different things, at least in America, try to have “diversity” in some way (I can’t remember how many times I heard how Obama was going to be the first black president during the presidential elections). Is this right or wrong? It’s honestly a difficult thing to say, but it’s something I have noticed for a long time.
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