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‘Amasion’

Jeremy Lin, a skilled Asian-American basketball player is receiving tons of media coverage for playing remarkably well after being a benchwarmer.  The headline “amasion” by The New York Post in reference to Lin shows how hung-up American society is on race.  Lin’s characteristic that is most visible to the media is his race.  The media should talk about his skill at basketball as much as they talk about his being Asian-American.  Journalism in all its forms targets what about the subject of a story is unordinary.  Jeremy Lin’s being an accomplished Asian-American basketball player is unordinary for the NBA.  This theme can be seen throughout media coverage of people who are minorities.

 

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