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.