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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

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 Bushbacker1 (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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To: bert
:-) We used to sing that song when we played Cowboys and Indians.

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'????

21 posted on 02/09/2010 4:54:25 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A. Einstein])
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To: doodad

Not a country in the cty anymore :-(

Does it stop in Chambodia?


22 posted on 02/09/2010 4:57:55 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: doodad

Nice find! LOL!


23 posted on 02/09/2010 4:59:11 AM PST by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: doodad

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.


24 posted on 02/09/2010 5:00:33 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

>>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.


25 posted on 02/09/2010 5:01:52 AM PST by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: doodad

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.


26 posted on 02/09/2010 5:03:14 AM PST by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: Moose4

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.


27 posted on 02/09/2010 5:03:40 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Moose4

” I don’t even want to think what a German/Korean combination could do with cabbage, it’s 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.


28 posted on 02/09/2010 5:06:53 AM PST by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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To: FreedomPoster

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.


29 posted on 02/09/2010 5:07:21 AM PST by doodad
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

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.


30 posted on 02/09/2010 5:09:14 AM PST by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: All

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?


31 posted on 02/09/2010 5:10:27 AM PST by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: doodad

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.


32 posted on 02/09/2010 5:10:41 AM PST by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: FreedomPoster
Ever now and again I will ride through the old neighborhood. It is sad to see the changes. I would not recognize Peachtree High School anymore. It got a Dunwoody style make-over. I can remember when running to the store meant running to Glaze’s and Perimeter Mall was a cowfield.
33 posted on 02/09/2010 5:13:21 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: doodad
Marta "yellow line" to Doraville angers some in Asian community

Remember Pink Panther? "Follow me and think yellow."
34 posted on 02/09/2010 5:17:51 AM PST by aruanan
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To: doodad

I remember a time when the only folks Atalanta had a problem with were Yankees.


35 posted on 02/09/2010 5:20:35 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: doodad

Why not make it gold?


36 posted on 02/09/2010 5:21:29 AM PST by MortMan (Viscous rumors are thickening.)
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To: doodad

The Red Line to the Native American community was already taken.


37 posted on 02/09/2010 5:23:32 AM PST by Drennan Whyte
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To: mylife

I’d call it the Round Eye Express!


38 posted on 02/09/2010 6:07:16 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: doodad

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!)


39 posted on 02/09/2010 6:11:20 AM PST by Banjoguy (Barack H. Obama and the Democrats are at war with the American people.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

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.

}:-)4


40 posted on 02/09/2010 8:32:44 AM PST by Moose4 (Wasting away again in Michaelnifongville.)
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To: Moose4
My son lives in Warner Robins, I go through Memory Lane when I use 675 to 285 to get back to North GA which is when it is only me in the car, (Can't use the HOV lane). I like to see if I can remember the old shortcuts. I can, but they are not shortcuts anymore.

Other than that I hardly leave Forsyth County, rarely below Exit 13. Who’da thunk? Kind of scary.

41 posted on 02/09/2010 9:17:08 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: doodad

I did not realize yellow skin is so thin.


42 posted on 02/09/2010 9:41:25 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: doodad

Maybe the “Whine Line” would be more accurate?

America, land of thin skins and big mouths.


43 posted on 02/09/2010 9:47:52 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: doodad

Now that’s wee-wee’d up.


44 posted on 02/09/2010 1:14:42 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: doodad
Moving Asians Rapidly Through Atlanta
45 posted on 02/09/2010 1:17:09 PM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: doodad

46 posted on 02/11/2010 10:59:43 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Jackknife

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..


47 posted on 06/12/2013 2:50:28 AM PDT by Gaffer
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