Alright, another professional basketball player has been criticized using an anti-gay slur. The only appropriate response to courtside gay-bashing is to unleash the awesome, hilarious power of George Takei:
Of course, Takei was held in an internment camp as a child, while WW2 raged, and speaks eloquently about his family experience:
In his autobiography, Mr Takei relates the following story from his teen years (ripped from teh Wikiwakiwoo):
Takei describes the labor of picking strawberries as a teenager, and how this gave him new understanding of the word "backbreaking". While working, Takei discovered a plan by other Japanese American strawberry farmers to cheat Mexican laborers that had been working with them, and he went and confronted the Japanese American workers to demand that the Mexicans be paid the same. This event gave him an understanding of the importance of activism and the difference that an individual can make.
Once a humanitarian, always a humanitarian- George Takei continues to fight against bigotry with class and humor. I think it would be a good time for President Obama to award Mr Takei the Presidential Medal of Freedom- the resultant right-wing headsplosion would be incredibly amusing.