Skip to comments.Marta "yellow line" to Doraville angers some in Asian community
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 Atlantas 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 dont consider myself yellow.
Park and other Asian activists plan to meet Friday with MARTA CEO Beverly Scott. They hope MARTA will change the lines 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.
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Oh for Pete’s sake!
Mr. Park, do you think it is about time to get a life?
Another wah wah collective drawing a line in our psychological sand. Ban the “Y” word.
The Orient Express?
It has been renamed the “Inscrutable” line.
Let me guess, there were 5 people or so who went out of their way to be offended.
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.
They should just name it the Chambodia Line ........ that is what we call that area here in Atlanta.
Not only that but all the cowards and old draft-dodgers will take offense too!
"perhaps the hue of sunflowers would suffice"
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.
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?
Ain’t dieversity grand?
Should we change Snow White to Snow Yellow as a form of compensation?
To those offended by this. GET A LIFE.....
I prefer the far-less-charged 'Slope Line'.
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.
How times have changed - when it was built it was known as the M(oving) A(fricans) R(apidly) T(hrough) A(tlanta)line.
That was back in the stone age when cap pistols looked like real guns. It's funny, now that I think of it, none of us ever got shot by a cop either? Gee, how'd they know they weren't real guns and we weren't stick-up 'men'????
Not a country in the cty anymore :-(
Does it stop in Chambodia?
Nice find! LOL!
There are Asian-American activists? Who knew...
And the one poster who said it should be called the “Chambodia” line is correct. That’s what everyone in north Atlanta calls that area.
>>Does it stop in Chambodia?
The Yellow Line? Yes, the Chamblee station is just to the south of the Doraville station that is the end of the line.
Thinking about it, it is almost a certainty that politically correct Leftist blacks were a part of this decision, given what I know about MARTA management.
At least they got rid of their symbolic welfare queen chairman.
Remember Treasure Island? It made Walmart look like a drug store, LOL!
Who remembers the gas storage tanks exploding and burning for days? It was quite a sight at night.
” I dont even want to think what a German/Korean combination could do with cabbage, its too horrible to contemplate.”
Sauerkraut already does bad things to my insides. If it got together with Kimchee it could take over the world.
But it would make a good Godzilla Movie monster.
Yes, if you read the one line in the article management was warned by one MARTA employee. Probably the diversity manager who then promptly called her Asian anger contact.
I remember Treasure Island, and then the conversion into one of the original Home Depot stores. That was “my” Home Depot, and the new location of that store at Tillie Mill still is one of my two main HD’s.
I don’t remember the tank farm fire, that must have been before I moved to Dunwoody.
The Y word? Is this the new form of English? We find the entire language so insulting that we can’t actually speak it anymore?
Yes, but don’t you think the CEO signed off on this? She’s a PC black woman.
This got seen by much more than a diversity manager. MARTA management has been clueless for a long time.
I remember a time when the only folks Atalanta had a problem with were Yankees.
Why not make it gold?
The Red Line to the Native American community was already taken.
I’d call it the Round Eye Express!
If they do persist in that particular description for the Doraville MARTA train line, will they now rename the Roswell Road bus “The African Queen”? (Just kidding!)
The only reason I’ve ever found myself in Doraville for any length of time is that the Ham Radio Outlet store is in a little strip of shops on Buford Highway a few miles north of 285. That’s the only way I know of the Baden Baden Hof...there’s this huge sign for it along Buford, in Korean and English.
Other than HRO, there’s no reason or desire for me to ever go to Doraville, trust me on this. :) My wife grew up in Gwinnett County (Grayson, near GA 86) and has family outside Roswell, and that’s the extent of our attachment to the ATL right now.
Other than that I hardly leave Forsyth County, rarely below Exit 13. Who’da thunk? Kind of scary.
I did not realize yellow skin is so thin.
Maybe the “Whine Line” would be more accurate?
America, land of thin skins and big mouths.
Now that’s wee-wee’d up.
Decades and decades ago I used to live in some apartments on Chamblee road just east of that golfing/recreation area on Buford Highway...Chambodia....ha ha..