LINSANITY

A Transnational Asian American Athlete

Talented or Gimmicky

The talk about Jeremy Lin has been mostly about him being Asian American and most of that has been negative too. Is Jeremy Lin a model minority, does he deserve … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin is the first

Jeremy Lin might not be the first Asian or even Asian American, for that matter, to play professional basketball in the United States, but he is the first in this … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin Highlights: 2011 – 2012 Season

Thought I’d post a video showing a compilation of Jeremy Lin’s greatest plays of the 2011-2012 NBA season in which he played for the NY Knicks. For those who are … Continue reading

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Chinese Basketball Association

In 2011, Jeremy Lin played for the Chinese Basketball Association club the Dongguan Leopards in Guangzhou, China. He was named MVP of the tournament and his success in China, shows … Continue reading

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Asian American Journalists Association

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/cutline/asian-american-journalists-association-releases-guidelines-jeremy-lin-155822233.html In this article, the Asian American Journalists Association sets certain guidelines because of racial slurs and “below the belt jokes” circulating throughout the media. The AAJA listed certain “danger … Continue reading

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Pandas and Linsanity

This political cartoon depicts pandas as fans of Jeremy Lin, as Caucasian bystanders voice their confusion. Pandas are notoriously connected to Asia, and in this case they represent Asian people … Continue reading

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A Taste of Linsanity

A Ben & Jerry’s frozen yogurt flavor, called “Taste the Lin-Sanity” only further stereotypes people of Chinese descent. It’s made of vanilla frozen yogurt with honey swirls and fortune cookie … Continue reading

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East Meets West

As shown through these pictures, Lin is highly attractive to the Asian American/Asian community. Lin’s history shows he has worked hard in every area of his life (academics, athletics, family, … Continue reading

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An NBA Rarity

http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Asian-Americans-remain-rare-in-men-s-college-3258007.php In this article written when Jeremy Lin was playing at Harvard, the issue of being an Asian-American in a highly African-American and Caucasian dominated sport is addressed. Of course … Continue reading

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