Really? "Chink" is like the deliberate racial slur (ie "nigger") and "Oriental" seems more like the dumbass old-school terminology nobody really uses anymore (ie "Negro"). I would assume the one that's deliberately insulting would be worse, but I'm a honky so I don't really know too much about this stuff.
i think that's actually part of it. chink could be taken non seriously (eg like nigga) whereas oriental makes it seem likt he person saying it is actually racist
The headline on the other hand, no way that is accidental. I totally envision 2-3 white and black buffoons up in NYC or CT office thinking "we should use this headline" and the other (whose responsibility is to act as filter) giggling and saying "yeah DO IT!!!" (okay thats projecting a little)
That is wrong. 99% of Asians I know in America who understand English and have lived more than a few years here understand and is offended by Chink. Cracker.
That's like saying a Masai is not offended by Nigger and therefore it is not offensive. First of all, does a Masai understand English? If you are from China you are not likely to understand or even have heard Chink while in China. Of course. Calling yourself Chinkballa does not mean it's not offensive. I'm sure you've heard of Niggas Wit Attitude (original spelling was Niggers with Attitude). I guess that means most black people are fine with everyone calling them Niggers, especially white people. So feel free to go around calling niggers.
+++1! I seriously cannot believe that ESPN could be that stupid. Ya.. would they have referred to Steve Nash as "Cracka in the Barrel" or Durant as "Nigga in the Bush" or something? Glad they fired that asshole immediately.
Originally Posted by skitlets
Chink is pretty offensive, I'd say a bit below nigger. Can't really think of anything as charged as the N word. If someone were to call me a chink, I'd be pretty pissed off.
As well you should be... no excuse for this kind of idiocy.