“How I Met Your Mother,” is now on the banned list too. I watch episodes way after they air. I thought the show until then was pretty good actually… but now I just feel disappointed at being confronted by racial mockery… again.
White America: why is it that anti-Asian sentiment is so strong in the U.S.?
Which other racial caste do you do this to? You won’t say “the n word” but you’ll sport a fu manchu and use a “comical accent” to get a laugh. The post below is from 2014 but is new to me.
In a recent New Yorker cartoon, a dog is shown lounging by a pool and saying to a pup: “Youtube’s one thing, but cats will never make it on the big screen.” A funny commentary, surely, but in America that statement could just as easily be applied to ethnic minorities, especially Asian Americans.
Cats and Asian Americans reign supreme on Youtube, but in Hollywood it’s another story: discrimination, stereotypes and exclusion are the norm for Asians, both on television and the silver screen. The most recent evidence of this came during the Golden Globe awards ceremony, where viewers were hard pressed to find an Asian face in the audience, let alone an Asian name among the nominees. The TV camera showed flashes of the marvelous Lucy Liu and comedian Ansari Aziz, as if trying to make sure that these two “cats” would somehow make up for the lack of Asian diversity. This year’s Oscar nominations offer another example. Not one name, with the exception of Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, nominated in the Best Animated Feature Film category, is an Asian name. . . .