Guillermo Lopez, vice president of the Latino Leadership Alliance, said he was called "pork chop" when he worked at Bethlehem Steel decades ago. "If my parents were alive, they'd be having fits," said Lopez, among those who complained to the team. "It meant much more to them than it does to Puerto Ricans now in the Lehigh Valley."
But hey, it's not America if we don't overreact to even the most obscure claims of racial prejudice:
So at least we know what the standard is now. Once we have identified and renamed all things which offend "a few" we will finally be able to get down to some serious business. Everyone who disagrees will get 40 lashes and six months in prison.
General Manager Kurt Landes said he heard from several Hispanics who said PorkChop was derogatory. "We were really unaware of any negative connotations
with the word 'pork chop,"' he said. "If it offended a few, it's a few too many."
In other news, the ridiculous public oversensitivity displayed by IronPigs' management has paved the way for the use of "pork chop" as a racial slur to make a stunning return to vitality in eastern Pennsylvania.