This recent issue with the offensive Fukudome t-shirt that obviously is mimicking an Asian accent and has the bear with oversize glasses and slanted eyes is ridiculous. HOW MUCH LONGER DO WE HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THIS????
(Article can be found at http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8051366?MSNHPHCP>1=39002)
I'm an Asian-American and a die-hard baseball fan. My team is the NY Yankees because I grew up in New York. But it never ceases to amaze me how many fans I'm sitting right next to or behind that have to say some crazy and hurtful stuff when someone like Hideki Matsui comes up. They will make that fake karate sound and go "Ah-So, Matsui-San" and you know what? When I hear those guys say that, I tap 'em on the shoulder and say, "Are you trying to be funny?...because in case you haven't noticed, I'm Asian and I'm offended". The funny thing is, these same "bad-BLEEP tough-guy bar-room jokers" at the ballpark wouldn't say something like that or be rude like that if it was a big 6'4" 300 lbs black guy, would they? They'd be little punkasses and be like, "Oh, my bad, dawg" in their fake "tryin'-to-be-down-with-it" style.
Grow up America. Asians are as much a part of this country as any other nationality or race. We have fought, bled and died for this country just as much and we have sacrificed discrimination after discrimination not only to whites, but to blacks, hispanics, Jews, Muslims, and anyone else that felt like targeting Asians.
We will be here for all time. Get used to it and show some respect for people...all people.
(this is a re-print from my Fox Sports Blog found at http://community.foxsports.com/blogs/backcheck)