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Was his coach being racist??

Posted by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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Ds is 6 years old. We live in a small rural town. Ds is Vietnamese, & is the only Asian child in his predominantly white school. Yesterday at basketball practice (he's on the school team,) ds made a basket. His coach congratulated him (ds has been working on getting better at this).. But I'm a little concerned, because he congratulated him by saying "way to go, little Yeo Ming!"
Yeo Ming is a retired pro ball player, famous for being Asian and for being over 7 ft tall.
Ds is really tall for his age.
I didn't say anything about it, but the more I think about it, I wonder..should I have been mad? Was he picking on ds for being asian? Should I talk to his coach about it? Or am I just being a tight ass about it & over analyzing?
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Jlbh5487
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 9:20 AM
Bump
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Bethy16
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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I think you are over analyzing. Yeo Ming was a great player and I think he meant it as a compliment.
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Jlbh5487
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 9:33 AM
Thanks :)
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USMCwife0530
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 9:37 AM
This.


Quoting Bethy16:

I think you are over analyzing. Yeo Ming was a great player and I think he meant it as a compliment.

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MichelleMc
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 9:44 AM


Quoting Bethy16:

I think you are over analyzing. Yeo Ming was a great player and I think he meant it as a compliment.


I agree. It wasn't a nasty comment. Yeo Ming is a great player & someone to look up to. It wasn't to be hurtful.

goddess99
by Michelle on Dec. 14, 2012 at 9:45 AM

I agree. I think it was nothing but a nice compliment.

DixieFlower
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 5:02 PM

I agree with the previous posters. It doesn't sound like he was being mean.


OliviasMommy611
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 6:30 PM
I think you're over analyzing. Don't worry, I do it as well!
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hopealways4019
by Bronze Member on Dec. 15, 2012 at 3:02 PM
It wasn't racist. If your son was black, he would have compared him to Michael jordan it was actually a complement. We as a nation have to stop being so sensitive.
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Janet
by Ruby Member on Dec. 15, 2012 at 3:08 PM

 I totally agree!

Quoting Bethy16:

I think you are over analyzing. Yeo Ming was a great player and I think he meant it as a compliment.

 

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