Atlanta's Transit System Changes 'Yellow Line' to 'Gold' After Asian Outrage Uhmm, who still calls Asian people yellow? Seriously, even Archie Bunker moved on to oriental in the 1970's. Somebody needs to dial their righteous indignation back a notch. The Atlanta Asian community was up in arms about the MARTA having a 'yellow' line. Now I know what y'all are thinking, "Yellow" is not an ethnicity. You are correct; butI live in the south. Here, yellow is apparently an ethnicity. In MARTA's defense they just thought they would use primary and secondary colors to make the map easy to understand. Kinda like every other major city with a subway line. I wouldn't be surprised if these people thought that 'Yellow Fever" came from eating bad Wonton Soup.