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NYPost headline on Jeremy Lin: 'Amasian!

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The New York Post is known for being racy. And often racial. Or both, as the publication's cover page today which declares "Amasian!" superimposed over a photo of sports sensation Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks. Lin is of Taiwanese descent.

As THE BLAZE's Jon Seidl posted on the front page this morning: "Lin made a tiebreaking 3-pointer [Tuesday] with less than a second to play to cap his finishing flurry of six straight points and New York rallied to beat the Raptors 90-87, extending its winning streak to six games." Hence the Post's own front page decision.

Predictably the Huffington Post asks in a poll if the NY Post's front page is "offensive." As of this posting, almost 64 percent of responders called the graphic "bad" or said it's "absolutely" offensive.

To deduce whether the Post's front page is offensive, I've created this helpful, in-depth analysis:

1. Lin is Asian (that's not offensive)

2. Lin is apparently really good at basketball; you might even say "amazing" (that's not offensive)

3. The Post combined the words "amazing" and "Asian" (that's not offensive)

Conclusion: The Post's front page is not offensive.

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