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Asian NBA Star Accused of Cultural Appropriation Over Dreadlocks Responds With Glorious Quip

Jeremy Lin, an Asian NBA player for the Brooklyn Nets, is being accused of cultural appropriation by former Nets forward Kenyon Martin for sporting dreadlocks.

In an Instagram video, Martin called out Lin for his hair-do saying:

“Do I need to remind this damn boy that his last name Lin?” Martin said. “Like, come on, man. Let’s stop with these people. There is no way possible he would’ve made it on one of our teams with that bulls**t on his head.

“Come on man, somebody need to tell him, like, ‘alright bro, we get it. You wanna be black.’ Like, we get it. But your last name is Lin,” Martin continued.

Lin’s response?

“Hey man. Its all good you don’t have to like my hair and definitely entitled to your opinion. Actually i legit grateful you sharin it tbh. At the end of the day i appreciate that i have dreads and you have Chinese tattoos bc i think its a sign of respect. And i think as minorities, the more we appreciate each others cultures, the more we influence mainstream society. Thanks for everything you did for the nets and hoops…had your poster on my wall growin up.”

Chinese. Tattoos.

What a classy guy. Lin is a Harvard graduate and has faced adversity in the NBA for being Asian.

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This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

PAT: It's Pat. Pat Gray. Jeffy for Glenn on the Glenn Beck Program. He's back on Monday. 888-727-BECK.

You know, in addition to the political correct speech that we are now bound to and is so evident in that Cam Netwon -- again, I'm not a big Cam Netwon defender, normally. I'm not a big fan of his. But, you know, his flippant comment to the female reporter, just not that big a deal.

JEFFY: When is it a big deal, Pat, when someone puts you down in front of other people?

PAT: Well, when it's really insulting. And that was not -- it's about football. Who cares? Who cares?

Whether women love football or don't love football, who cares? It's about football. Right?

JEFFY: Right.

PAT: You know, had he said something disparaging about her appearance or they shouldn't make the same money as the male reporters around her, okay. You could understand that. That's offensive.

JEFFY: Normally, women are pretty stupid. But you're not.

PAT: Yeah. But it's about football. Relax. But not only are we dealing with all of that right now, but we got this cultural appropriation thing, which is completely out of control as well.

Jeremy Lin, who is Asian-American. He's been in the news before, because the ESPN reporter a few years ago, you might remember, said the chink in his armor of the game was -- and then went on to describe whatever the problem was with his game. Well, he was talking about the chink in the armor, as the expression that there's something wrong with your armor. There's something wrong with your skill set. Not that he was being called a disparaging name for Asian people.

The guy got fired. So that same Jeremy Lin now is being accused by former NBA forward -- who also played for the New Jersey Nets. But they're the Brooklyn Nets now. Kenyan Martin tore into him in an Instagram video because Lin has decided to wear dreadlocks. And that's apparently verboten. I guess only black people can have dreadlocks.

He said -- here's what he said in his Instagram video. Do I need to remind this damn boy that his last name is Lin? Like, come on, man. Let's stop with these people. There's no possible way he would have made it on one of our teams with that BS on his head. Come on, man. Somebody need to tell him like, all right, bro. We get it. You want to be black. Like, we get it. But your last name is Lin.

Wow. So you can't have a certain hairstyle if it resembles a race that normally -- I mean, isn't that also stereotyping? Isn't that kind of racist to say that only blacks can have dreadlocks?

JEFFY: Yes. I mean -- and that's a lot worse than the Cam Netwon. I'll tell you that.

PAT: A lot worse. A lot worse.

JEFFY: I wonder if the yogurt company cancelled his deal.

PAT: Check this out. The response from Jeremy Lin. Just so classy. Keep in mind, the guy went to Harvard. He's pretty smart. He knows how to defend himself. He said, hey, man. It's all good. You don't have to like my hair. And definitely entitled to your own opinion.

Actually, I'm legit grateful for you sharing it. At the end of the day, I appreciate that I have dreads and you have Chinese tattoos.

(laughter)

So this cultural appropriation nonsense --

JEFFY: Thank you.

PAT: -- is coming from a black man with Chinese tattoos up and down his arms.

JEFFY: Thank you.

PAT: He said, but I appreciate the fact that you have Chinese tattoos because I think it's a sign of respect. And I think as minorities, the more we appreciate each other's cultures, the more we influence mainstream society. Thanks for everything you did for the Nets and for hoops. Had your poster on my wall growing up.

Is that a classy, smart, biting response all at the same time?

JEFFY: Wow. Yes, it is. Tremendous.

PAT: Great. I knew I liked Jeremy Lin. Just a classy response.

JEFFY: Although, I will say, that's why I stopped wearing my hair in dreads a few years ago. Because, you know, I'm not big on the dreads.

PAT: So you would have them now?

JEFFY: Yeah, I'm not big on the dreads.

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How the WHO's 'pandemic treaty' could CONTROL governments

On May 22nd, the World Health Assembly — which is the governing body of The World Health Organization — will meet in Switzerland to discuss next steps for its ‘pandemic treaty [and its] quest to use public health to expand The WHO’s power over sovereign states,’ Daniel Horowitz reports for TheBlaze. He explains how certain amendments to be added to this treaty could ‘allow the director-general of the WHO to declare a public health emergency in a country and unilaterally coerce its citizens to take certain actions.’ The far-left and global elite continue to destroy our sovereignty, Glenn says, and this is just one more step toward their desired global government.

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Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors

GLENN: I read some stuff this morning. I've been doing some research on what's happening with the WHO. And I read their stuff today, that will make your head explode. And is really evil and important.

But let me give you this today, from -- from Daniel Horowitz at TheBlaze. States must preemptively nullify any WHO international pandemic regulation.

I'm going to read it verbatim because it's just so well-written. And now is the time, that things are shifting. We're going to. There's going to be a New World Order out there. And we've got to lead it. And we have to unite the rest of the free world in doing it. That's Joe Biden. March 21st, 2022.

Any Republican that is running without mentioning your intent to fight the global pandemic treaty or regulations, might as well run as a Democrat. This is really super important, and it is beginning to happen next week. On May 22nd, the world health assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization, is going to meet in Geneva Switzerland to discuss the next step in its pandemic treaty. And the quest to use public health to expand the WHO's power over sovereign states. Representatives from 193 nations, including the US, will be attending the only country, not invited is Taiwan.

Gee, I wonder why. So what is this treaty? On January 24th, 2022, the director general of the WHO explained the treaty was a priority, to urgently strength the WHO, as leading and the director authority on global health, at the center of the global health architecture. He laid out the guiding principle of this plot. We, quote, all want a world in which science triumphs over misinformation. Solidarity triumphs over division. And equity is a reality, not an aspiration. He said, we are one world, we have one health. We are one WHO.

Now, this has not been announced. Biden has not even spoken about it. They are deathly quiet about this. But they're going to be approving amendments. The proposed amendments are essentially going to allow the director general of the WHO to declare public health emergencies in any country. And unilaterally coerce its citizens to take certain actions. Here's one of the amendments, a critical section from article nine. The WHO shall consult with and attempt to obtain verification from the state party, whose territory the event is allegedly occurring. But this is the way it's going to read. Now, WHO may take into account, reports from sources of other than notifications or consultations -- consultations shall assess these reports, according to established principles. And then communicate information on the event, to the state party, in whose territory the event is allegedly occurring.

Now, they have scratched out, before taking any action based on reports, the WHO shall consult with and attempt to obtain verification from the state party. That's all gone. They're taking that out.

So WHO gets information, has reports, and they can act without verifying with the president or anybody else.

Why would you be erasing the requirement, for the WHO to consult with the government?

Number four. If the state party does not accept the offer of collaboration within 48 hours, WHO, it used to say, May. It now says, WHO shall -- when justified by the magnitude of public health risk, immediately share with other state parties, the information available, whilst encouraging the state party to accept the offer of collaboration, by the WHO. It used to say there, while taking into accounts the views of the state party concerned.

So they're erasing all of our sovereignty. This is going to be another thing. They're going to say, is a conspiracy theory. It is not. You can look it all up. It is the world health agenda. From the World Health Organization. They are meeting in Geneva, on May 22nd. So that's next week. They are intentionally quiet on this.

Because they know the power. Now, we also know what the WHO is. You remember, when everybody was saying, we have to get out of the WHO.

They're just a tool of China. Why would you say that?

Forget that I mentioned that Taiwan is the only country that is not invited to this in Geneva.

PAT: Yeah. That's completely -- completely irrelevant.

GLENN: Completely. Amen, brother.

PAT: I don't even know why you brought it up in the first place.

GLENN: Thank you. Thank you.

PAT: It's a good thing they weren't actually -- I wish we weren't invited to it.

GLENN: Well, I will tell you this. Another reason why Donald Trump. They fought so hard to keep him out: Because he wouldn't have --

PAT: He sure wouldn't have. That's exactly right.

GLENN: He wouldn't have empowered the WHO.

PAT: Well, he took us out of the WHO.

GLENN: That's exactly right. And this president is not only putting us back, they're taking away our sovereignty.

And so it's one more piece to the global governance of the left. Warning.