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A CNBC reporter is under fire for using the phrase "chink in the armor" during a Tuesday discussion of Wendi Deng's pending divorce from News Corp and 21st Century Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch.
The comments by CNBC's Robert Frank drew a critical response from the Asian American Journalists Association, which condemned the statements as "offensive" and "inappropriate."
You'll notice they used the clumsy word 'inappropriate' instead of the time-honored 'insensitive', but they're new to this. They'll learn quickly enough.
As we noted a few days ago in Team Asia Drops The Ball, these are exciting times for Asians worldwide as they soar to new heights breaking new ground in uncharted waters.
As both the Asiatic Anti-Defamation League and the National Association for the Advancement of Yellow-Colored People swing into full gear, there'll be nothing but lucrative lawsuit settlements and the admiration of their peers — that is, the other victim groups — in the future for these groundbreaking pioneers using this previously untapped resource.
And, as 200 years of suppressed, rabid anti-Asianism comes boiling to the surface, you'd certainly expect to see the occasional "racist song!" headline, like we do now when some songwriter inadvertently uses the term "niggardly" or "Jew's harp".
But the most racist song in history? That's how far these up-and-comers have already advanced.
The crap-tastic, Sugar Ray–esque L.A. band really performs a song, "Asian Girlz," with the following lyrics: Korean barbecue / Bitch I love you / I love your creamy yellow thighs / Ooh your slanted eyes.
We still think it's some kind of a joke. A very sick and tasteless joke.
This is, of course, what's so wrong with today's Political Correctness. Evenmentioning the attributes of a people puts the stamp of Racist across one's forehead.
Having learned this valuable lesson, I dashed back to the first site and wrote:
So, let me see if I've got this straight.
If I write a song about an English girl and refer to her "creamy white thighs" and "beautiful blue eyes", it's quite possibly the most racist song ever written.
If I write a song about a black girl and refer to her "creamy dark thighs" and "deep brown eyes", it's quite possibly the most racist song ever written.
Likewise, if I write a song about an Asian girl and refer to her "creamy yellow thighs" and "exotic slanted eyes", then that, too, is quite possibly the most racist song ever written.
So we welcome our Asian brothers and sisters to the exciting, lucrative world of grievance and victimization, and wish them eminent success as they brave the waters of this new and bountiful course as they seize control of their shared destiny with other worldwide victims in bringing to light the New World Order where no one will ever feel offended again.
"as they soar to new heights breaking new ground in uncharted waters."
Paging James Taranto, paging James Taranto! Metaphor Alert!
I dabbed a tear from my eye as I pictured the brave and glorious future the New World Order will bring to our poor little planet. "It's about time!" is the thought I'm sure was in most people's heads.
It might also be pointed out that the AAJA is the same group bitching about the Asiana broadcast. I'd say it appears they're trying to put their own slant on the issue -- but that would be RAAAAAAACIST!
I suppose I should confess my dirty secret about all the racism I'm displaying here.
I'm hoping to get a job with the Asiatic Anti-Defamation League.
As I hope I've proven, I can spot racism with the best of them, so I'd think a large international corporation like the AADL would scoop me right up. Company car? Expense account? Buxom blonde secretary? What's not to like?!
According to the Oxford Dictionary, a "chink" (noun) is a narrow opening, typically one that admits light such as a chink in the curtains. I can see where the derisive "chink" came from as Asians have narrow eyes compared to westerners so they appear to display just a chink where the light can get in. As far as this current controversy, I guess the problem for most of our current-day race industry workers is that it is actually pretty hard for them to find real examples of racism. They are getting squeezed as more and more workers are joining the racism industry and they have less and less product to sell. Their lot is not unlike that of the steelworkers of Pittsburgh and Cleveland in the early 80s who had to move on when they found their industry and skills less relevant in today's American society.