Jeremy Lin during the Harvard vs. Boston College basketball game
For a team that the men’s basketball team doesn’t play all that often and isn’t a big rival, Georgetown was reportedly less-than-welcoming during the game against Harvard last month. TIME.com writes that Harvard guard Jeremy Lin recently endured a racial comment at a game he played against the Hoyas one of many racial slurs he has heard as an Asian basketball player. TIME.com reports:
Lin is reluctant to mention the specific nature of such insults, but according to Harvard teammate Oliver McNally, another Ivy League player called him a C word that rhymes with ink during a game last season. On Dec. 23, during Harvard’s 86-70 loss to Georgetown in Washington, McNally says, one spectator yelled “Sweet-and-sour pork!” from the stands.
Lin has reportedly been subject to many other taunts since he began to play college basketball because his ethnicity is such a rarity in the sport. TIME writes, “fewer than 0.5% of men’s Division 1 basketball players are Asian-American.” The most prevalent race is African-American, and the second is Caucasian.
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