I have to join in on the conversation here. First of all, I’m excited and proud to see all the attention Jeremy Lin is getting, not only because he’s an Asian American and a Christian, but because he has worked so hard and shown such courage to get where he is today. And because, as described in the previous post, he has serious talent! That’s just fun to watch.
Growing up, I feel like there was a lack of representation of Asian American men in popular culture, that I could look up to. And that kind of thing is really important in one’s childhood… to see positive images of people you can relate to. I rooted so hard for Yul Kwon, the first Asian American winner of the hit reality show, Survivor, and felt so validated when he outmuscled and outstrategized his competition. And today, I love seeing Jeremy Lin tear up the court, proving all his doubters wrong.