Jeremy Lin continues to display incredible grace, resilience and tenacity as he deals with the reaction to his revelation that he was allegedly called a ‘coronavirus’ during a game over the past year.
In an emotional Twitter On Saturday, Lin explained how he plans to respond now that people are paying attention to racist attacks on people in Asia and the Pacific, and how he hopes others will respond.
Lin will not name and shame
Lin, who currently plays for the G League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors, began by making sure everyone knows where he stands after the G League allegedly opened an investigation into the racist incident. He won’t call the person who did it because he doesn’t think it will help or change anything.
“I know this will disappoint some of you, but I don’t name or shame anyone. What good is it in this situation for someone to be demolished? It doesn’t make my community any safer or solve any of our long term racism issues. “
Lin went on to recall how his assistant coach at Harvard had helped him deal with the racism he experienced while playing in the Ivy League.
“When I experienced racism in the Ivy League, it was my assistant coach Kenny Blakeney who told me about it. He shared with me his own experiences as a black man – stories of racism that I couldn’t understand. Stories of being called the n-word and getting things thrown at him from cars. He drew on his experiences of identity to teach me to stay strong in…
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