Skip to comments.Atlanta's Yellow Line Has Some Asians Seeing Red [The Color of Yellow]
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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Maybe they should of just called it the Kowloon ferry.
sick and tired of people being insulted over stupid things
They don’t really mean ‘Asian’ as if Japanese, Chinese, etc. what we’re really talking about here is Vietnamese, etc....
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?
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.
How about Line 1, Line 2, Line 3. . . and we could paint everything gray.
Whether you like it or not ,many in Atlanta use an acronym for MARTA as “ Moving Africans Rapidly Through Atlanta “
When it opened, MARTA, Metropolita Atlanta Transit Authority, was insensitively referred to by some as Moving African-Americans Rapidly Through Atlanta.
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?
My Asian-American family finds this laughably pathetic.
Dee Cee must have a few million Marxists, and AFAIK, none of them have complained to Metro about the Red Line.
There’s a bus line near me called the Orange Line. As someone who’s half Irish, I am deeply offended.
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.
“The funny/sad thing is: Chinese or Asians actually from Asia could not care less about such a name or controversy.”
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”.
Oh, and anyone notice that the first station on the Red line after it splits from the yellow line is called “Buckhead”?
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.
I am Asian and that does not bother me one bit. Seriously, WTF??????????
Has the citizenry gone mad? Lighten up, you losers. Get a life. Try accomplishing something other than whining.
I am actually laughing at it. I hear the term yellow line and never gave thought to it. Makes easier to remember.
OK, color me stupid, but what’s wrong with yellow?
Oh, got it.
Seesh, I guess my racist side needs a little fluffing up.
Maybe they could find a lawyer who will also sue the Asian Yellow Pages people as a two-for-one deal.
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