Hawk Harrelson continues to stereotype Asian players

  • It is one thing for White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson to belittle the team for making remarkably boneheaded plays. He is entitled to his own opinion when it comes to the use of sabremetrics and other forms of advance statistics to value players.We don't have to like Harrelson for being a curmudgeon, but we should at least respect that he has the right to do so.  MORE: White Sox broadcast rankingsWell, that is until he uses racially insensitive words to describe Asian players, and that's exactly what he did this week during the White Sox's series against the Red Sox. First, fro夜网论坛m Wednesday:Harrelson actually corrected himself from "Asian" to "Oriental." It should be the other way around. In fact, "Oriental" shouldn't even be in one's lexicon. Now, granted, Harrelson is 72, meaning he spent much of his life in an era when using the word "Oriental" wasn't deemed politically incorrect or racially insensitive. On Thursday, he did it again. Yup...Hawk Harrelson just referred to Junichi Tazawa as an "oriental".— Hall of Very Good™ (@HOVG) July 10, 2014But calling Junichi Tazawa "Oriental" on two occasions is not the entire problem. Harrelson typecasts Asian pitchers as all having the same type of "funky" delivery.This isn't the first time Harrelson has done this, as Yahoo Sports' Mike Oz points out. But his problem seems to go beyond the type of word confusion you'd allow for someone born in 1941. Harrelson was criticized in April for saying Cleveland Indians pitcher C[......]

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