Jeremy Lin’s Racist Headline And 8 Other Awful Moments In Sports Journalism

ESPN found itself in hot water recently over an online headline about Asian-American NBA phenom Jeremy Lin that employed an awful racial slur. The editor responsible for the headline was fired, and apologized profusely and completely. Still, this is hardly the first time that ESPN and other sports journalism outlets have been caught in a firestorm over racist or sexist behavior from its employees. Here’s a look at eight highlights — er, lowlights — in outrageously insensitive racism and sexism in sports journalism. (PS: I’m only looking at the U.S. here, but the rest of the world has more than enough problems on this front.)

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    • FredCarlisle

      Africa for the Africans,Asia for the Asians,white countries for EVERYBODY!

      Mass immigration and “assimilation” forced on all white countries and ONLY white countries.

      Genocide is genocide,it makes no difference if it is accomplished by bullets and mustard gas,or mass immigration and social engineering.

      Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-white.

    • Kevin Joubert

      The comment was entirely inappropriate. Often time, racist, angry or intolerant comments are pointers to a reluctance to change. This story had me reflect on my own resistance to change, and I’ve learned a valuable life lesson because of it.