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Atlanta's Transit System Changes 'Yellow Line' to 'Gold' After Asian Outrage
foxnews.com ^ | Feb. 11, 2010

Posted on 02/11/2010 5:02:19 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Atlanta's transit system will rename a train route into the heart of the city's Asian community in response to complaints that calling it the "yellow line" showed a lack of racial sensitivity.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority issued a statement Thursday afternoon announcing it would change the name of the line to the "gold line."

"The expressed concerns regarding the use of the phrase 'yellow line' will be addressed in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner possible," MARTA officials said in the statement.

The move to change the name to "gold" coincides with the demands of some advocates in the Asian community.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: asianamericans; atlanta; hypersensitivity; marta; pc; racism; rail; yellow
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1 posted on 02/11/2010 5:02:19 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh good grief...


2 posted on 02/11/2010 5:03:40 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

My thinking too. Go home guys and complain there.


3 posted on 02/11/2010 5:05:17 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I bet the Asians never noticed until told by liberals that they ought to be offended.


4 posted on 02/11/2010 5:05:34 PM PST by libh8er
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Church of the Perpetually Offended strikes again...


5 posted on 02/11/2010 5:06:39 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
leftist agitation is really capitalizing on immigration.

That's straight out of the playbook, too.

A revokation of work visas by an unsympathetic administration would probably cure that problem in a hurry.

6 posted on 02/11/2010 5:07:02 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (governance is not sovereignty [paraphrasing Bishop Fulton Sheen].)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I guess the Yellow Pages are next...and then Mello Yello. Gotta love the ATL. No wonder the rest of Georgia doesn't claim it.
7 posted on 02/11/2010 5:07:10 PM PST by canalabamian (Durka durka...Muhammad FUBAR!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s very insensitive to monetarists.


8 posted on 02/11/2010 5:07:53 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wait until they find out what MARTA stands for.


9 posted on 02/11/2010 5:08:28 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh, for crying out freakin’ loud...


10 posted on 02/11/2010 5:08:43 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: libh8er

And if they could spend some stimulus cash on the conversion, all the better.


11 posted on 02/11/2010 5:09:23 PM PST by libh8er
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To: Allegra

Please stop pandering to every tom-dick-harry who is “offended” by something or other. jeeeeesh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


12 posted on 02/11/2010 5:10:22 PM PST by hal ogen
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To: Moonman62
"Wait until they find out what MARTA stands for."

LOL!
13 posted on 02/11/2010 5:10:35 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor has no pedigree.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a bunch of horseshit.


14 posted on 02/11/2010 5:11:19 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is..." - Milton)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ah, these complainers have too much time on their hands. I am half Asian and I see nothing wrong with the term yellow line.


15 posted on 02/11/2010 5:16:12 PM PST by seoul62
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just wait til the trains go past Coolie Station.


16 posted on 02/11/2010 5:18:15 PM PST by relictele
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To: canalabamian

As well as yellow crayons, yellow paint, yellow paper, yellow ink, yellow clothing and the list goes on and on. Oh, I almost forgot - yellow taxi cabs!

The employees in the nail salon that I go to are all Asian. If I choose to wear a shade of yellow nail polish am I insulting all of them?


17 posted on 02/11/2010 5:20:17 PM PST by proudofthesouth (Zero should spend all his time playing golf & keep his Marxist, Muzzie, Homo hands off our country)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow....wait until they figure out what the locals call the mass transit system M.A.R.T.A.


18 posted on 02/11/2010 5:21:13 PM PST by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The “PINK LINE” is next!


19 posted on 02/11/2010 5:23:57 PM PST by Iron Munro (God is great, Beer is good, People are crazy)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The yellow line ont he blacktop?


20 posted on 02/11/2010 5:27:42 PM PST by MaxMax (Lets get a sense)
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To: Moonman62

What does it stand for?


21 posted on 02/11/2010 5:42:08 PM PST by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: hal ogen

I hope you are directing your Post #12 at MARTA.


22 posted on 02/11/2010 5:45:38 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just think, they could’ve had the train to East Point and College Park called the “Black Line”, the future trains to Kennesaw as the Redneck Line, and the spur towards Grant Park as the Pink Line.


23 posted on 02/11/2010 5:48:26 PM PST by festusbanjo (It's not that we tax too little, it's that we spend too damn much!)
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To: Stayingawayfromthedarkside

Moving Africans Rapidly Through Atlanta.


24 posted on 02/11/2010 5:48:28 PM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: Stayingawayfromthedarkside
Moving
Asians
Rapidly
Through
Atlanta

25 posted on 02/11/2010 5:52:35 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I know it look ridiculous. But I agree with the change. The line goes through Chamblee (locally "Chambodia"). There's a whole rainbow of colors available why does that line have to be yellow?

If for no other reason, I don't want to get on a MARTA train, see the yellow line going through Chamblee, and have to make that connection in my brain.

Much like Louis CK and the N-word.

26 posted on 02/11/2010 5:53:01 PM PST by Royal Wulff
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To: NotSoFreeStater

LOL!!!


27 posted on 02/11/2010 6:14:53 PM PST by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: Moonman62

LOL!!!


28 posted on 02/11/2010 6:15:12 PM PST by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Our thought is, why don't you change it to gold? It's really more of a 'why not?' question. Why not change it?" said Helen Kim, director of advocacy and education at the nonprofit Pan Asian Center for Community Services.

Is this woman going to pay through garnishment?

29 posted on 02/11/2010 6:22:26 PM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: John Semmens

(( ping ))

You have quite a task in your satire trying to keep up with reality.


30 posted on 02/11/2010 6:24:22 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Chicago, the home of Jessie Jackson has:

Blue Line

Brown Line

Green Line

Orange Line

Pink Line

Purple Line

Red Line

Yellow Line


31 posted on 02/11/2010 6:32:04 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My satire meter needs a tune-up.

First Sarah Palin is a racist because she said Obama is a professor. Now this. Sheeesh.


32 posted on 02/11/2010 6:59:17 PM PST by gitmo (FR vs DU: n4mage vs DUmage)
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To: Royal Wulff

Here’s a clue. Asians are not really yellow.


33 posted on 02/11/2010 7:01:21 PM PST by votemout
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another way to become offended ... do people lay awake at night coming up with this crap ?


34 posted on 02/11/2010 7:02:32 PM PST by EDINVA (Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: seoul62

My daughter—in-law is 100% Asian and would find this quite humorous.


35 posted on 02/11/2010 7:03:44 PM PST by Mears
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The DC Metro Yellow line goes through Chinatown. I’ve never hear any complaints.


36 posted on 02/11/2010 7:04:25 PM PST by TankerKC (No government employees were harmed in the slashing of this budget.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LOL. I have Asian friends who are going to laugh their butts off at this.


37 posted on 02/11/2010 7:06:57 PM PST by conservative cat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not The Onion? Color me shocked!

.....was that somehow racist?


38 posted on 02/11/2010 7:14:39 PM PST by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Those transit authorities have clearly turned yeller in the face of those oriental threats.


39 posted on 02/11/2010 7:26:53 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Personal freedom begins when you tell Old Mrs. Grundy to go to Hell." -Lazarus Long)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Slings and Arrows

Oh, how ridiculous......

We can’t even use colors now without someone getting their panties in a wad.


40 posted on 02/11/2010 8:39:44 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Royal Wulff

“Here’s a clue. Asians are not really yellow.”

Indians aren’t really red

Horse rears come in all sorts of colors!


41 posted on 02/11/2010 8:48:07 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: metmom
We can’t even use colors now without someone getting their panties in a wad.

Only several years ago did I hear that the term "Oriental" was racist and demeaning, but I didn't understand why. Finally, my PC daughter explained, "Would you want to be referred to like a piece of furniture or a rug?"

Huh? Oriental rug makes the term "oriental" racist..... Ok, following that logic "white" is demeaning because we might use terms like "white elephant", "white lightning" or "white sale". Right? .....Guess not.

I've never been called an occidental, but I don't think I would get upset.

42 posted on 02/11/2010 9:02:12 PM PST by DeFault User
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To: DeFault User

*sigh*......


43 posted on 02/11/2010 9:08:18 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Moonman62

Moving Amish Rapidly Through Atlanta?


44 posted on 02/11/2010 9:09:23 PM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: outhousepatrol

I am white, but not really white. I am actually a mixture of beige, grey, and pink.


45 posted on 02/11/2010 9:10:09 PM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is a joke, right?

I guess Obama will be protesting the Red Line now.

46 posted on 02/11/2010 9:10:41 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (There is nothing Democratic about the Democrat Party...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rename it the Jaundice Line.


47 posted on 02/11/2010 9:12:29 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (There is nothing Democratic about the Democrat Party...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If they don’t like the MARTA they should just wok.


48 posted on 02/11/2010 9:14:46 PM PST by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: Sloth

This thread deserved no response on FR. Period


49 posted on 02/11/2010 9:17:08 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Won’t that offend those Asians with Gold Buck Teeth?


50 posted on 02/11/2010 9:21:34 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98 )VOTE THE INCUMBENTS OUT)
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