• Petitioned John Skipper, President of ESPN Inc., Co Chairman, Disney Media

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John Skipper, President of ESPN Inc., Co Chairman, Disney Media

Publicly address ESPN's "Chink in the Armor" reference to Jeremy Lin

    1. Philip Chou
    2. Petition by

      Philip Chou

      Los Altos, CA

On February 18, 2012, the ESPN Mobile website referring to a "Chink in the Armor" in relation to Jeremy Lin as well as ESPN network announcer saying same phrase in a broadcast that evening. This use of a racial epithet is intolerable and unacceptable. The word "chink" is as offensive to Chinese Americans as "nigger" is to African Americans. ESPN needs to address this issue openly to educate not only itself but the country as a whole. Racism is something that needs to called out whenever it occurs if we are to ever create lasting change.

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    • Yanhua Zhou SHREWSBURY, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      What ESPN did is just unacceptable.

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    • Henry Choi TORRANCE, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I can not believe ESPN publish such things on the website.

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    • Shen Wan PENNINGTON, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      Say no to racism!

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    • Ming Zhao ISSAQUAH, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      This is so racism and I am so dissappointed by ESPN. This is unacceptable.

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    • qiang cai GREENBELT, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      ESPN should apologize not only to LIN, but also to all Chinese American for the racism comment!!!

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