The Metro Atlanta Regional Transit Authority, known as MARTA, announced the change Thursday. MARTA recently renamed its train lines with colors – yellow, red, blue and green.And the red line went to an American Indian village, the blue line went to a tree of Na'vi, and the green line went to Mars.
The yellow line went to Doraville in the northeast suburbs, an area that has a large Asian population.
ETA: Dear anti-racists, the color yellow is not racist.
ETA 2: As you would expect, there's a Mixed reaction on MARTA's ‘yellow line' rebranding.
"What difference does it make if it's yellow, gold or black," said Gary Gung, noting that New York and other major cities use color coding to help commuters better navigate their transit systems. "Make the issue about the economy or something else more important."and
Kenny Wong, manager of the Hair Capital salon, said such racial issues tend to be overly scrutinized in America.ETA: I tweaked the title. See justified rudeness? and an apology.
"I heard about [the controversy]," Wong said. "It doesn't matter to me. Only racial people think about things like this."
His friend, John Nguyen, owner of Saigon Deli, took a different approach. "I don't consider myself yellow. I'm gold," he said, smiling.