7 Things About Asian-Americans You’ll Never Learn From the Mainstream Media

Portrayal of Asian-Americans … doesn’t show their reality!!

The Fifth Column



There is no shortage of stereotypes plaguing media portrayals of Asian-Americans. Regardless of their platform, the stories we do or don’t tell about Asian people in the United States have not only enshrined harmful misconceptions, but have made a diverse network of cultures in this country invisible.

To untangle how these myths affect Asian-American communities — and what needs to be done to reclaim them — Mic spoke with Jennifer Fang, creator of the race and culture blog Reappropriate, and Lauren Jow, a journalist and communications professional based in Los Angeles.

Below are some of the stories Fang and Jow say need to be told about Asian-Americans in the media today — and which stereotypes need to die.

1. We, too, are American.

Students with the Asian American United group celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Philadelphia.
Source: Mel Evans/AP

“Asians are rarely identified…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

2 thoughts on “7 Things About Asian-Americans You’ll Never Learn From the Mainstream Media

  1. Happy Monday to you dear friend! I tried to pop in to your blog yesterday from my phone app and it was so slow I thought I would do it first thing this morning! I love this post! Blessings & Love on your Monday! ❤ 🙂

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