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Jason Whitlock appears to have made an Asian penis joke about Jeremy Lin

Shortly after Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin went for a career-high 38 points to beat the Lakers Friday night, FOXSports.com writer Jason Whitlock sent this tweet:

Whitlock may be able to spin the tweet since no names were named, but nearly everyone who saw it viewed it as a racist joke about Asian penises made against Jeremy Lin.

For someone whose entire writing schtick is based on stirring the racial pot, that was about the dumbest thing he could have said. It will be interesting to see if he gets reprimanded for the tweet, spins it, or apologizes for it. No matter how you view it, Whitlock’s credibility on racial issues just took a major hit. I thought Whitlock preached that we shouldn’t deal in stereotypes, right?

The next day, Whitlock wrote this apology for his joke.

Since then, MSG, ESPN mobile, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and now Stefon Diggs have ventured into the racially offensive areas concerning Lin.

Racist Chant of Girls High School Basketball Team Leads to Suspensions

The entire girls basketball team at Kenmore East High School in the Buffalo (NY) area has been suspended for using a racially offensive pregame chant, The Buffalo News reports.

Before games, the players would psych themselves up by holding hands and saying “One, two, three [N-word].”

Apparently it’s a tradition that has been ongoing for years, yet nobody complained, or thought it was in poor taste. That was until sophomore Tyra Batts (pictured), the team’s only African-American player, said something.

“I said, ‘You’re not allowed to say that word because I don’t like that word,’” she told The Buffalo News. “They said, ‘You know we’re not racist, Tyra. It’s just a word, not a label.’ I was outnumbered.”

Tyra became angry after having her feelings ignored. During a practice scrimmage, she exchanged words with a teammate after they engaged in rough play.

According to The Buffalo News, Tyra said she “said something dumb,” after which her teammate called her “a black piece of [expletive].” Then on Monday, she said, she saw the girl in school, threw her into a locker, choked and punched her. “It was a buildup of anger and frustration at being singled out of the whole team,” she told the newspaper.

Batts says the pregame chant was only a small part of the racism she experienced. She says “heard jokes during practice, including ones regarding slavery, shackles and picking cotton.”

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