Posted about this jacket before but kinda cool to see both Jay Park and Jeremy Lin donning the same NSW Exclusive Pinnacle Destroyer Nike jacket. I’ve seen several peops saying how these two remind them of each other… I kinda agree haha…I see some similarities albeit slight ones.
Anyways, in terms of personality, both are totally dope, kind and humble with winsome personalities so, cheers and success to both these two Asian Americans making their own paths in their respective fields! #NewBreed!
Couldn’t disagree more. I’m not even sure why I even follow you, Mayweather.
The media does focus a lot on race no doubt interwoven with Jeremy Lin’s whole story of being undrafted, being cut from two teams, etc. But I also feel like this is another case where other people of color don’t think Asians don’t face prejudice or racism. Mayweather doesn’t go into the context and bigger picture. Basketball—the NBA is a mainstream sports environment dominated by black and white men and where Asian males in society are many times stereotyped emasculated, seen as nerdy, unathletic, etc. But here comes comes Jeremy Lin, who has been reportedly been faced with racist taunts during games by opposing fans, achieving great things no Asian Americans have really conquered when it comes to the NBA despite all that. Just like Obama when he became the first Black president to get elected to office. Jeremy Lin has made a landmark in history.
This is why we can’t have nice things because sometimes we can’t even support each other and instead pit people against each other (both white and POC). We all have individual and unique experiences in all different levels, but a lot of what different POCs face in America are similar in the grander scheme of things.
In a way, we’re so used to racism being defined in American terms, which is basically: all other races should blame white people for everything.
Outside, the world is different. Take a racially-aware American outside of America and they can honestly be a bit funny. There was, for…