One of the most incredibly stories from the 2013 Masters was 14-year-old amateur Tianlang Guan playing well enough to make the cut. Augusta National has humbled some of the greatest golfers of all time, but Guan was able to shoot 4-over through his first two rounds. To make it even more impressive, Guan made his way into the weekend after being assessed a one-strike penalty on Friday for slow play. He finished the tournament at +12.
Naturally, the entire country has been talking about the 14-year-old’s amazing performance. That doesn’t mean everyone has discussed it in an appropriate manner. As you can see, sports anchor George Faust from KLFY in Louisiana referred to Tianlang as a “14-year-old Chinaman.”
Not cool. I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who did not know that “Chinaman” is not an appropriate term for a Chinese person, but it’s the responsibility of a news anchor to know. Faust would probably like to have that one back.