AAJA points out you should not say 'Asian who knows how to drive' if Jeremy Lin hits a layup

Certain folks need to be reminded that certain terms should not be used when reporting on people of every race, religion, and creed. Chink in the armor was just the latest controversy. But the Jeremy Lin inspired magnifying glass also has led to the Asian American Journalists Association issuing a 'media advisory' on Lin. Some things you may not have thought of:

Use caution when discussing Lin's physical characteristics, particularly those that feminize/emasculate the Asian male (Cinderella-story angles should not place Lin in a dress).

Is there a compelling reason to draw a connection between Lin and fortune cookies, takeout boxes or similar imagery? In the majority of news coverage, the answer will be no.


Really? In the majority of news coverage, the answer will be no? When would it be necessary?

AAJA...Media Advisory on Jeremy Lin News Coverage h/t Jane Wells

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