I don't know who's heard this story here, but for those who don't know basketball (I am one of those). Jeremy Lin is a basketball player of asian desent. Recently after a bad game against another team, an ESPN reporter asked if perhaps they had found a "chink in the armor". The headline was used on ESPN.com and now the person who wrote the headline on the Web site has been fired and the anchor (who's married to an asian woman) has been suspended.
This is so ridiculous. Have we become such a PC society that we must analyse every single word and associate it to a meaning that is automatically derogatory. "A chink in the armor" means a hole, a failure, finding a weak spot it has nothing to do with the awful word used for asian-americans. To me this is racism, it's racism because we are treating someone differently because of the color of his skin.
Should we ban the term crackers because it's a derogatory term towards white people. How about monkey? If I write that a black player who broke a cold streak "got the monkey off his back", is that racist? Racism is in the intention. To counter racism we must live in a society where we don't differentiate people by the color of their skin. Jeremy Lin is a basketball player, just like Kobe Bryant is a basketball player and just like Steve Nash is a basketball player, they are one of the same, when we start differentiating them based of race or origins, then we are in fact turning into reverse racism when we should be going towards equality.