Train system's 'yellow line' angers Asians | The Columbus Dispatch

Asian-American activists offended that MARTA re-named the commuter 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. Full Story
Show Snoveller

Reynoldsburg, OH

#45 Feb 10, 2010
I am Joe The Plumber wrote:
<quoted text>probably not - we usually don't call ourselves caucasian-Americans, or European-Americans. The guy who posted the part about everyone leaving must be a native American! I think the better point is that we should be less divisive in the way we label ourselves and each other.
So Indian is acceptable to you? Or not?
Sterling Silver

Grove City, OH

#46 Feb 10, 2010
How about this: rename everything, call the line running into white areas "honky line", to the black areas "coon line", into the Native American areas "Tonto line", etc. That way EVERYBODY can be torked off!
michael lee

Greenup, KY

#47 Feb 10, 2010
Hey I don't blame these people. The blacks have been using their color as a crutch for the past 50 years. The only ones that don't get upset and should is the white male. Call it the White Line we don't care, we won't call you a racist, we won't boycott, we will just sit back and take it thats all this goverment will allow us to do.
I am Joe The Plumber

Columbus, OH

#48 Feb 10, 2010
Show Snoveller wrote:
<quoted text>
So Indian is acceptable to you? Or not?
In the context of this discussion, native American is the proper term. I wasn't necessarily only referring to American Indians, but all people who were native to the land which include Alaskans, Hawaiians, American Indians, and others.
DrC Ohio

Columbus, OH

#49 Feb 10, 2010
That is aweful-what was MARTA thinking?? Shame on them.
Ryan

Swanton, OH

#50 Feb 10, 2010
We sang "Jesus loves the little children" in church bible study when we were 5 and I know one line was someting like, "Red and yellow, black and white, All are precious in His sight" We must have been real rascists.
Future Mayor Jorge Cruz

Columbus, OH

#51 Feb 10, 2010
Manager of equal opportunity and conflict resolution? F--- me, this country is going down the tubes.
Future Mayor Jorge Cruz

Columbus, OH

#52 Feb 10, 2010
Sterling Silver wrote:
How about this: rename everything, call the line running into white areas "honky line", to the black areas "coon line", into the Native American areas "Tonto line", etc. That way EVERYBODY can be torked off!
Remember when Clark W. Griswold was asking for directions, and the brothas spray painted "honky lips" on the side of the Family Truckster? That was hilarious.
Jackaroo

Bowling Green, OH

#53 Feb 10, 2010
Coon line, Honky line, Tonto line, I like it. Polack line, Luigi line, Wetback line. Or maybe we could just call it the Yellow line. Of course all they have to do is change the color. Make the Yellow line the Green line. Or will that be interpreted as another slight, they are "green" with envy of their racial neighbors, overlords, oppressors? Very delicate, very challenging issue. Fire the head of public transit and establish a fact-finding commission. And all you wads using this thread to bust on the Mayor of Columbus Ohio, stick a sock in it.
Jackaroo

Bowling Green, OH

#54 Feb 10, 2010
wet back line
related to an Asian

Columbus, OH

#55 Feb 10, 2010
That's funny!
related to an Asian

Columbus, OH

#56 Feb 10, 2010
not the wet back line but the title of the story.
Bung Crosby

Grove City, OH

#58 Feb 10, 2010
Owl Jolson wrote:
<quoted text>
Atlanta is at the front of the spin. Get it?
Uhhh......no.
DuhImaCopDuhhhhh hh

Perkasie, PA

#59 Feb 11, 2010
Why not just rotate the colors -- make it another color?

Seriously, Asians always face an uphill battle because there are so few of them in this country and nobody wants to admit their racist to them, yet many of us are.

On a side note, I think we should re-name German Village "K-raut Town" because, seriously, that's what it is. The West Side could be "Hillbilly K-raut Town," except for that part with the Dagos -- "Woptown." Dublin should be called "Micksville" or "Drunktown" or "Shitsburg," 'cause it's Irish. Rename Bexley "Hymietown." These people aren't real Americans so let the names reflect that. Better, let them go back to Europe.

Since: May 10

Hamburg, Germany

#61 May 31, 2010
see what problems race mixing causes?
The Reporter

Japan

#62 May 31, 2010
plainspeak wrote:
see what problems race mixing causes?
The problems are often caused by racists making attacks on minority groups and unjust laws or institutionalized discrimination. Many of these racist groups are trying to hang to power by terrorizing and intimidating smaller minority groups.

The concept that race mixing is a problem, is pretty dumb. The planet contains numerous different races and ethnic groups of humans. Following your logic, there should be a race war to wipe out all the races, but 1.

However, if there was only "1 race" with such thinking, they would become a genetic dead-end by being wiped out by disease or genetic defects because they are too closely related. Even it that wasn't the case they are sure to continue ridiculous wars among themselves over religion or any slight difference among them like different hair color or height.

If is far better for races of humans to be smarter and more enlightened, thus figuring out how to get along.

In the case of the train line, the Asian group has every right to bring up the point of how the train line is being name.

What would be the such a big deal in changing the train line to the gold line or purple line? Why must it be the yellow line if various groups object to the naming convention?

Since: May 10

Hamburg, Germany

#63 Jun 10, 2010
YOU IDIOT,
speak in plain terms, this will increase the chances that normal people will understand you.

the concept that race mixing is a problem is a FACT!!..show me racial harmony anywhere? you say that following my logic there should be a race war?
why?
you already said that even if there was only one race that they would more than likely fight over religion etc etc.(so you dont agree yourself)
why cant we all just be good neighbours and mind our own business?
now back to the train its got nothing to do with those yellow people what the locals call it.
they are immigrants and they chose that status. do you think that the chinese government give a bowl of greasy noodles what immigrants in china think?

although i cannot think why ANYONE would want to emmigrate to fukin china??
Vivek Golikeri

Hollywood, FL

#65 Jan 16, 2013
Sterling Silver wrote:
How about this: rename everything, call the line running into white areas "honky line", to the black areas "coon line", into the Native American areas "Tonto line", etc. That way EVERYBODY can be torked off!
I love your sarcasm! Equally opportunity offensiveness. Don't leave me out. I'm East Indian, originally from Trinidad. If English people can forever be saying "jolly good," well I should be permitted to say "coolie good."
hey now hey

Columbus, OH

#66 Jan 16, 2013
Vivek Golikeri wrote:
<quoted text>
I love your sarcasm! Equally opportunity offensiveness. Don't leave me out. I'm East Indian, originally from Trinidad. If English people can forever be saying "jolly good," well I should be permitted to say "coolie good."
Don't take offense for SS not replying to you. He was convicted of sodomizing toddlers and cats.
Only in America

Kenton, OH

#67 Jan 16, 2013
Next thing you know the smurfs will be angered at K-Mart for their blue light specials

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