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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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