Today's Boulder Daily Camera features an article in which University of Colorado ethnic studies professor Darryl Maeda calls a Fox Sports report about CU and Utah joining the Pac-12 conference "demeaning" to Asians. But the newspaper didn't really need to seek out an expert to make this claim. Anyone with a working medulla oblongata should be able to perceive the blatant racism of the clip, which is on view below.
The video finds alleged comedian Bob Oschack on the University of Southern California campus, where he talks to a succession of Asian students who know nothing about the Colorado and Utah conference change. It's basically the Jay Leno Jaywalking concept, but with a specific racial focus amplified by Oschack's smug manner and general assholery. He even targets the pronunciation of interviewees for whom English is clearly a second language. Classy.
The video has now been pulled from the Fox Sports website, and a network spokesman provided the Camera with the following statement: "The context was clearly inappropriate and the video was removed as soon as we became aware of it. We will review our editorial process to determine where the breakdown occurred, and we will take steps to ensure something like this never happens again."
Not exactly reassuring words given the distance the video travels over the line. See for yourself below.
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