Tuesday, June 20, 2017

PC Police attack Sports talk host: Mike Francesa had no idea he used racially insensitive term

In defense of Mike Francessa, he's of the generation that used the term "oriental" to describe Asian Americans.  It was a perfectly acceptable terms for decades until PC terrorists decided they didn't like it anymore. 

NY Posts reports the Supreme Court held Monday no one could tell The Slants they can’t use an offensive term for their band name. So Mike Francesa decided he didn’t want anyone telling him what offensive terms he can and can’t use.

The decision struck down part of a law that prevented the musical group from copywriting their band name because it contains a racial slur. The case is expected to have ramifications for sports teams such as the Redskins and Braves, which likely will be allowed to keep their names after the ruling.
When a listener called up to discuss the case, the WFAN host repeatedly used the outdated, racially charged term “Orientals” and “Oriental-Americans.”

“The feeling is that it’s going to be the same answer to the same question [regarding the Redskins],” Francesa said. “The only other debate is that they were talking about themselves. They all were Oriental-Americans who were part of the group. … They were some kind of a musical band from Oregon, and they could not trademark the name ‘Slant,’ even though they were a group of young Oriental-Americans.”

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This is what defines the Left.  They feel they have license to co-opt language and culture as they see fit. 

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