发信人: Castiel (Cass), 信区: Basketball
标 题: Re: 本版禁止侮辱华裔用词！
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Thu Oct 19 14:09:26 2017, 美东)
To Whom it may Concern,
I'd like to offer a heartfelt apology to all viewers, and to Chinese
Americans in particular, for referring to Yao Ming as a 'Chinaman' on TNT's
broadcast of the Houston Rockets game this past Monday night. I made the
comment very innocently, as I incorrectly believed that referring to Yao in
that way was the same as calling someone a 'Frenchman', an 'Englishman' or a
'Dutchman.' I had no idea I was using a phrase that was and is derogatory,
and I feel terrible to have offended so many people.
I consider myself very open minded and tolerant. I lived overseas for a good
part of my childhood, and I have great respect for all races, religions and
cultures. My sister in-law is Chinese American, as is one of my best
friends, and my brother in law is a respected scholar of Chinese history at
Cambridge University in England. I should have known better than to have
used that phrase, and I am extremely embarrassed at my own ignorance.
Please accept my apology and know that I will do my best to help educate
others on the origin and meaning of the derogatory phrase that I used.
With the utmost sincerity,
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