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Atlanta's Yellow Line Has Some Asians Seeing Red [The Color of Yellow]
FoxNews ^ | February 10, 2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 02/10/2010 2:27:39 PM PST by Steelfish

Atlanta's Yellow Line Has Some Asians Seeing Red February 10, 2010 Joshua Rhett Miller

MARTA officials plan to meet with Asian-Americans on Friday to discuss concerns regarding the color-coded system. There are seven colors in a rainbow and 64 in a box of crayons. So why, some people in Atlanta are asking, did the Transit Authority have to pick yellow?

"Hotlanta" is living up to its name this winter as Asian-Americans and the city's transit officials debate the decision to rename a train route into the heart of the city's Asian community. It used to be called "Doraville," now it's the "yellow line."

Activists say the name shows a lack of sensitivity by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), which changed the line's name on Oct. 1. MARTA officials plan to meet on Friday with a group of Asian-Americans to discuss their concerns about the color-coded system.

Some advocates say the city should spend an as yet undetermined amount of taxpayer money to change the color to ... wait for it ... gold.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: atlantaasians; yellow

1 posted on 02/10/2010 2:27:39 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Maybe they should of just called it the Kowloon ferry.


2 posted on 02/10/2010 2:29:01 PM 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: Steelfish

Screw ‘em.


3 posted on 02/10/2010 2:30:27 PM PST by LifePath
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To: Steelfish

sick and tired of people being insulted over stupid things


4 posted on 02/10/2010 2:32:16 PM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Steelfish

They don’t really mean ‘Asian’ as if Japanese, Chinese, etc. what we’re really talking about here is Vietnamese, etc....


5 posted on 02/10/2010 2:32:57 PM PST by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Steelfish

"Ah geez. Not this crap again."



6 posted on 02/10/2010 2:33:01 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (:: The government will do for health care what it did for real estate. ::)
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To: Steelfish
How many colors are there? How stupid are government bureaucrats that they could not think of anything but yellow? This is a problem that could have easily been anticipated and avoided. I sure feel great knowing these are the kind of people who want to be in charge of my healthcare.
7 posted on 02/10/2010 2:33:08 PM PST by goldfinch
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To: Steelfish

Rename all the lines to ‘Rainbow’ then all their PC bases will be covered. Rainbow Line 1, Rainbow line 2, etc.....
Everyline is Rainbow colores. How psychodelic nirvanish!
Can you believe this lunacy?


8 posted on 02/10/2010 2:33:17 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Bigot Asians

Round eyes says:
"Shut up!"

9 posted on 02/10/2010 2:34:46 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Steelfish

The funny/sad thing is: Chinese or Asians actually from Asia could not care less about such a name or controversy.

It’s only those few American Asians with lefty bents who have been trained up here in the USA with good-old racial-grievance politics who are making a stink.


10 posted on 02/10/2010 2:35:12 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Steelfish

11 posted on 02/10/2010 2:35:38 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (The liberals are asking us to give Obama more time. Is 25 to life enough?)
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To: PGR88

Bingo!


12 posted on 02/10/2010 2:38:52 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

How about Line 1, Line 2, Line 3. . . and we could paint everything gray.


13 posted on 02/10/2010 2:39:11 PM PST by Persevero
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To: Steelfish

Whether you like it or not ,many in Atlanta use an acronym for MARTA as “ Moving Africans Rapidly Through Atlanta “


14 posted on 02/10/2010 2:42:14 PM PST by Renegade ("Bring it on while I still don't need glasses to shoot your eye out ")
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To: tet68

When it opened, MARTA, Metropolita Atlanta Transit Authority, was insensitively referred to by some as Moving African-Americans Rapidly Through Atlanta.


15 posted on 02/10/2010 2:42:56 PM PST by mono
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To: Steelfish


It used to be called “Doraville,” now it’s the “yellow line.”

I guess that explains the Atlanta Rhythm Section song. I’ll have to pay attention to the lyrics next time.

My dog peed in the snow in Atlanta once, the racist. Does it even snow in Atlanta?


16 posted on 02/10/2010 2:49:13 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Steelfish

My Asian-American family finds this laughably pathetic.


17 posted on 02/10/2010 2:53:19 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Steelfish
"MARTA officials plan to meet with Asian-Americans on Friday to discuss concerns regarding the color-coded system. There are seven colors in a rainbow and 64 in a box of crayons. So why, some people in Atlanta are asking, did the Transit Authority have to pick yellow? "

I just cannot believe what I am reading here...this uproar over a COLOR?

Are these people having Ritalin flashbacks from childhood?

Will the last ADULT to leave Atlanta, please close the gate?


18 posted on 02/10/2010 2:59:25 PM PST by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Steelfish

Dee Cee must have a few million Marxists, and AFAIK, none of them have complained to Metro about the Red Line.


19 posted on 02/10/2010 3:08:26 PM PST by freespirited (Congratulations Senator Brown. One down, 59 to go.)
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To: Steelfish

There’s a bus line near me called the Orange Line. As someone who’s half Irish, I am deeply offended.


20 posted on 02/10/2010 3:22:57 PM PST by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: Steelfish

I truly believe these “Ethnic Controversies” we read about almost daily are the invention of the news media, or at least facilitated by them so as to have something to write about. News making at its best.


21 posted on 02/10/2010 3:29:14 PM PST by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: PGR88

“The funny/sad thing is: Chinese or Asians actually from Asia could not care less about such a name or controversy.”

Exactly.

I read the article about five times to try to find where it explained why the color yellow should be offensive. Nowhere is it explained. Moreover, the article uses the meaningless ethnic identifier “Asian”, which suggests that the color should offend ALL ethnic backgrounds from Asian countries, an idea it never explains. I was trying to think which “Asian” culture, of which I’m familiar with a few, holds the color yellow as insulting. I couldn’t think of one.

Mrs. Flash is Chinese ethnic from Thailand (Thailand?). In Thailand, for the past three or four years, it has been considered patriotic to wear a yellow shirt. Her whole family has worn them. I’ve worn them. My kids have worn them. My Dad even wore one when he was there visiting.

There are particular circumstances where certain colors are inauspicious (birth, marriage, death, mainly), but I could not think of any time when yellow was improper. I rememberd that yellow was reserved for the Chinese imperial household, but that’s ancient history.

All I could remember about Asians being insulted by a color was in Singapore about 20 years ago when a housing development painted a big reddish-orange ball on the blank side wall of a high rise housing block — the elderly residents complained it reminded them of the Japanese occupation — which was brutal in Singapore.

I read the article three more times, until if finally dawned on me — “yellow man, yellow peril”. Pretty obvious if you have a homegrown American race-grievance mentality, inexplicable if you are coming from an ACTUAL Asian background. BTW, Cambodians, Laos, Thais, Malays, Filipinos, and Indians are all “Asian”, but are not in any way “yellow”.


22 posted on 02/10/2010 3:30:43 PM PST by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: Steelfish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYuyar-rrNY


23 posted on 02/10/2010 3:32:14 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: Flash Bazbeaux

Oh, and anyone notice that the first station on the Red line after it splits from the yellow line is called “Buckhead”?


24 posted on 02/10/2010 3:34:22 PM PST by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: Steelfish

Hmmmmm. Primary colors maybe????? Red line, Blue line, Green line, and now Yellow line.

Actually I think it should be a Black line when it goes through Downtown and Dekalb and a Rainbow line when it goes through Midtown.


25 posted on 02/10/2010 4:48:35 PM PST by CondiArmy
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To: Steelfish

I am Asian and that does not bother me one bit. Seriously, WTF??????????


26 posted on 02/10/2010 4:50:07 PM PST by Ptarmigan (Death Penalty For Bunny Rabbits!)
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To: Ptarmigan

Ditto


27 posted on 02/10/2010 4:54:16 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Has the citizenry gone mad? Lighten up, you losers. Get a life. Try accomplishing something other than whining.


28 posted on 02/10/2010 4:58:21 PM PST by hal ogen
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To: Steelfish

I am actually laughing at it. I hear the term yellow line and never gave thought to it. Makes easier to remember.


29 posted on 02/10/2010 5:00:57 PM PST by Ptarmigan (Death Penalty For Bunny Rabbits!)
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To: Flash Bazbeaux
I read the article three more times, until if finally dawned on me — “yellow man, yellow peril”. Pretty obvious if you have a homegrown American race-grievance mentality, inexplicable if you are coming from an ACTUAL Asian background. BTW, Cambodians, Laos, Thais, Malays, Filipinos, and Indians are all “Asian”, but are not in any way “yellow”.

Yes, it it those American born Asians like me.
30 posted on 02/10/2010 5:03:01 PM PST by Ptarmigan (God Hates Bunnies! Bunnies=Nature's Freaks)
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To: Steelfish

OK, color me stupid, but what’s wrong with yellow?


31 posted on 02/10/2010 5:05:32 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Oh, got it.

Seesh, I guess my racist side needs a little fluffing up.


32 posted on 02/10/2010 5:06:54 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Steelfish

Maybe they could find a lawyer who will also sue the Asian Yellow Pages people as a two-for-one deal.


33 posted on 02/10/2010 5:25:38 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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