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Why Jeremy Lin's race matters: Our good friend Ling Woo Liu, director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education, talks about race, xenophobia and the media, connecting the dots between the Jeremy Lin's meteoric rise to stardom, recent racist campaign ads, and the hazing deaths of Asian Americans serving in the military.

Exclusive: Jeremy Lin says faith in God triggered 'Lin-sanity': "I'm not playing to prove anything to anybody. That affected my game last year and my joy last year. With all the media attention, all the love from the fans (in the Bay Area), I felt I needed to prove myself. Prove that I'm not a marketing tool, I'm not a ploy to improve attendance. Prove I can play in this league. But I've surrendered that to God. I'm not in a battle with what everybody else thinks anymore."

Jeremy Lin Makes Us All American: "[The] embrace of Lin has made millions of Asian Americans feel vicariously, thrillingly embraced. Not invisible. Not presumed foreign. Just part of the team, belonging in the game. It's felt like a breakout moment: for Lin, for Asian America and, thus, for America."

Floyd Mayweather questions Jeremy Lin: Boxer Floyd Mayweather claims Jeremy Lin is getting national attention for his race rather than his game. File Mayweather under people whose opinion I do not give a shit about.

Stephen Colbert Has A Raging Case of Linsanity and Some Endorsement Ideas for Jeremy Lin: "Yes, I've got a raging case of Lin-sanity. I have been declared legally Lin-sane. My symptoms? Lin-somnia. Restless Lin syndrome. And Lin-testinal blockage."

Jeremy Lin: World's Fastest-Growing Athlete Brand, Now Worth $14 Million: Jeremy Lin is the fastest-growing athlete brand in the world. But how much could he be worth?

18 of the Best and Worst Jeremy Lin Shirts: "Along with his 100+ point week, tons of creative designers have been cranking out new Jeremy Lin shirts on the daily. We've compiled a list the funniest phrases, best designs, and where to buy them on the net."

Uh oh. Jeremy Lin's on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week: "Lin is gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated for the first time, pitting the 6-foot-3 point guard against a force that has stopped other careers in their tracks - the jinx!"

The Jeremy Lin Effect 2 - LINsanity: Timothy Tau and The Fung Bros. demonstrate that the Jeremy Lin Effect stretches beyond basketball.

The Fearlessness of Jeremy Lin: "Let me first say: I was wrong... Two wins, one epic 38-point, seven-assist, outdueling-Kobe-Bryant performance and a last-second, game-winning free throw later, I am ready and willing to eat crow."

Am I Linsane? You betcha! "Yes, I am Linsane, which means I am a member of the Jeremy Lin Fan Club, perhaps the fastest growing entity worldwide over the past 10 days or so."

My Take: Linsanity vs. Tebowmania, key similarities and differences: "Is the New York Knicks' point guard Jeremy Lin the NBA's answer to Tim Tebow? Let me count the ways."

Person of Interest: Jeremy Lin: "All that is still relevant, but the dimensions of Linsanity 2012 have expanded. It's not only about Asian Americans, Jesus, or postmodern think pieces about identity. (GLORY HALLELUJAH!)"

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