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Marta "yellow line" to Doraville angers some in Asian community
Atlanta Journal and Consitution ^ | 2/8/10 | Dan Chapman and Ariel Hart

Posted on 02/09/2010 3:38:13 AM PST by doodad

Asian-American activists offended that MARTA re-named the train line into the heart of Atlanta's Asian community the "yellow line" will take their objections to the transit agency's chief on Friday.

“Yellow,” as a term for skin color, carries a generally negative, racist connotation among Asians.

MARTA officials were warned by an employee before the name change last October that Atlanta’s burgeoning Asian community would find the term for the line to Doraville offensive.

“Historically, it has had a derogatory intent,” said John Park, an attorney with the nonprofit Center for Pan Asian Community Services in Doraville, just down the hill from the Marta station. “It physically paints a very unattractive picture. I don’t consider myself ‘yellow.’”

Park and other Asian activists plan to meet Friday with MARTA CEO Beverly Scott. They hope MARTA will change the line’s name from yellow to gold.

Scott said Monday that she will go into the meeting with an open mind. "There are very few things in this life that are absolute," she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: asian; asianamericans; atlanta; marta
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1 posted on 02/09/2010 3:38:13 AM PST by doodad
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To: doodad

Oh for Pete’s sake!


2 posted on 02/09/2010 3:39:34 AM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: doodad

Mr. Park, do you think it is about time to get a life?


3 posted on 02/09/2010 3:40:31 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov. - JD Hayworth - US Senate)
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To: doodad

Another wah wah collective drawing a line in our psychological sand. Ban the “Y” word.


4 posted on 02/09/2010 3:41:01 AM PST by PGalt
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To: doodad

The Orient Express?


5 posted on 02/09/2010 3:42:11 AM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: doodad

It has been renamed the “Inscrutable” line.


6 posted on 02/09/2010 3:42:27 AM PST by doodad
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To: doodad
Asian-American activists offended that MARTA re-named the train line into the heart of Atlanta's Asian community the "yellow line" will take their objections to the transit agency's chief on Friday.

Let me guess, there were 5 people or so who went out of their way to be offended.

7 posted on 02/09/2010 3:43:14 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: doodad

For those that don’t know, this line does indeed go through a very Asian area. Called Chamblee, but locally known as Chambodia. Doraville, where the line currently terminates, is on the edge of the Asian/Mexican areas.


8 posted on 02/09/2010 3:44:10 AM PST by doodad
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To: doodad

They should just name it the Chambodia Line ........ that is what we call that area here in Atlanta.


9 posted on 02/09/2010 3:46:03 AM PST by Jackknife (Chuck Norris grinds his coffee with his teeth, and boils his water with his rage)
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To: doodad

Good grief!


10 posted on 02/09/2010 3:48:54 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error!)
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To: doodad

Not only that but all the cowards and old draft-dodgers will take offense too!


11 posted on 02/09/2010 3:49:26 AM PST by Scanian
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To: doodad

"perhaps the hue of sunflowers would suffice"

12 posted on 02/09/2010 3:52:31 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: doodad

Ah, yes, Doraville and beautiful Buford Highway. Home of the wonderful German restaurant “Baden Baden Hof”...with the giant sign in Korean. I don’t even want to think what a German/Korean combination could do with cabbage, it’s too horrible to contemplate.

}:-)4


13 posted on 02/09/2010 4:01:29 AM PST by Moose4 (Wasting away again in Michaelnifongville.)
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To: Moose4

Kimcheevernugen?

Damn gold skinned bastages!

I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the,
“I don’t consider myself yellow...” part,
if true, why get upset?


14 posted on 02/09/2010 4:07:04 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: doodad

Ain’t dieversity grand?

Should we change Snow White to Snow Yellow as a form of compensation?


15 posted on 02/09/2010 4:18:09 AM PST by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: doodad

To those offended by this. GET A LIFE.....


16 posted on 02/09/2010 4:18:44 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA
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To: doodad
I agree with the objection.

I prefer the far-less-charged 'Slope Line'.

17 posted on 02/09/2010 4:36:07 AM PST by Lazamataz (Hey Obama, Can You Hear Me Now....? GOOOOoood......)
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To: doodad
Ooh Kato, Where are you?

My Little Yellow Friend.

18 posted on 02/09/2010 4:37:19 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A. Einstein])
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To: Condor51

Then there is this...... The savior of Texas who dallied with Santa Anna at San Jacinto was a mulllato, the Yellow Rose.

There’s a yellow rose of Texas
That I am going to see,
No other fellow knows her,
No other, only me.
She cried so when I left her,
It like to break my heart,
And if I ever find her
We never more will part.

She’s the sweetest rose of color
A fellow ever knew,
Her eyes are bright as diamonds,
They sparkle like the dew.
You may talk about your dearest May
and sing of Rosa Lee,
But the Yellow Rose of Texas
Beats the belles of Tennessee.

Oh, now I’m going to find her,
For my heart is full of woe,
And we’ll sing the song together,
That we sung long ago;
We’ll play the banjo gaily,
and we’ll sing the songs of yore,
and the Yellow Rose of Texas
Shall be mine forevermore.


19 posted on 02/09/2010 4:48:22 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: mylife

How times have changed - when it was built it was known as the M(oving) A(fricans) R(apidly) T(hrough) A(tlanta)line.


20 posted on 02/09/2010 4:49:18 AM PST by louie2
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