Portrayal of Asian-Americans … doesn’t show their reality!!
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.
“Asians are rarely identified…
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