A very touching video in which Jeremy spends hours of his own time to help a bullied Asian American student overcome his fears of even speaking in his school.
I personally know this video is not simply some public relations attempt to portray Jeremy Lin as a super Christian willing to help bullied minorities.
Once Jeremy Lin learned from his mother of the unmitigated mistreatment and bullying of my Asian American daughter by her fellow students and basketball teammates (who continuously hurled racial slurs at her without intervention by responsible adults) as reported in the national media, he arranged a 30 minute video chat with my daughter. His encouragement and words of wisdom greatly helped my daughter adjust to the new school where she transferred, as she began to excel academically and socially and renewed her love of basketball-and worked constantly to improve her game, eventually receiving an invitation to join a Nike EYBL basketball travel team on which she starts. During her freshman school year, she received letters from coaches at high D-1 universities.
My daughter described him as a “regular guy” and incredibly humble (which shocked her since she had held him on such a high pedestal) who offered her techniques to deal with the racial slurs and use them as incentive to improve her basketball game. He told her he has had to deal with racial hatred his whole life and refused to let racial slurs or other stereotypes define who he is as a person.