Posts Tagged ‘Jeremy Lin’

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-751011

February 19, 2012

Video on CNN: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-751011.

I actually watched the video of the ESPN commentator who was suspended for using the term “chink in the armor.” He should have been given an opportunity to apologize for his mistake. This was not a Don Imus situation but shows what happens in a society that focuses on political correctness instead of teachable moments.

Is the Jeremy Lin story reinforcing Asian & Black stereotypes?

February 19, 2012

Video on CNN: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-750129

I love the Jeremy Lin story, but some of the commentaries I’ve seen have me wondering if we’re subtly reinforcing some stereotypes about Asians and Black people. I think the Asian “model minority” myth will be playing out before we know it.

Jeremy Lin’s story should be YOUR story

February 15, 2012

Whether you are a fan of New York Knicks new point guard Jeremy Lin or not, it is important that the lesson of his story not be missed. It has been said that luck is is when preparation meets opportunity. The conversations will rage on as to whether his rise to instant stardom is related to his race or whether he is just the man of the moment and not the year. The fact of the matter is that Lin spent his entire life preparing for this moment and when the moment came he was ready for it. What moment are you preparing for? If your moment came right now, would you be ready? Are you spending more time lamenting over lost opportunities or preparing for the next one? Your moment is coming. Don’t spend your time being so jealous of other people’s light that you end up missing your time to shine. Your moment is coming! Be prepared for the world may be watching!