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“Linsanity” DVD now available for everyone to be inspired all over again by Jeremy Lin’s story

Evan Jackson Leong, the director of the entertaining and inspiring documentary “Linsanity: The Jeremy Lin Story,” tells interviewers that Lin’s story “transcends sports, race and culture.” That’s true enough, because Jeremy Lin‘s story — a determined young man loves basketball above all else but is ignored by colleges and the NBA despite his talent, and […]

Jeremy Lin’s rise sparks national discussion on race and racial issues, not just over Asian Americans

I’m about Lin-ed out — hopefully when the Knicks get back on the court after the All-Star break they’ll win some, they’ll lose some and Lin will settle into being a team leader without all the crazy hype swirling around him. But one of the coolest side-effects of his sudden rise to fame — let’s […]

Really? ESPN uses “chink” about Jeremy Lin in headline after loss against Hornets. Really.

Sigh. I knew it couldn’t last. Not only did the Knicks finally lose one, but ESPN managed to end its love affair with Lin with a helluva Dear Jeremy kissoff. ESPN last night posted a game story on some mobile editions with the headline “Chink In The Armor” (really) at 2:30 am ET, which was […]

Jeremy Lin and Linsanity: Followup thoughts on race and Asian America

I’ve been adding updates to the bottom of my previous post on Jeremy Lin, but there’s simply too much still flying across the Internet radar, and that post is already too long. So I thought I’d comment separately about the issue of Asian American identity and our embrace of the Jeremy Lin phenomenon. As I […]