Tag: media representation

The invisibility of Asian-Americans in media

In May 2016, controversy arose after two Caucasian actresses, Tilda Swinton and Scarlett Johansson were cast to play Asian characters in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” and Dreamworks’ “Ghost in the Shell.”   This same backlash followed on the heels of Emma Stone’s casting in “Aloha,” where she played a part-Asian character.   The casting of Caucasian… Read More

#unfairandlovely: The hashtag celebrating dark skin

Andre 3000 of Outkast once performed in a jumpsuit emblazoned with the words: “across cultures, darker people suffer most. why?” One way people with darker skin (women, in particular) suffer is by discrimination based on their skin tone.   Referred to as colorism or shadeism, this kind of discrimination is present across many cultures that… Read More

“The Walking Dead” Steven Yuen, speaks out against white supremacy in Hollywood

Hollywood has a consistent habit of giving roles to Caucasian actors for characters meant to play a different race. This is specifically true for Asian roles that are being subject to a term tagged as “whitewashing” — and people are finally starting to get mad about it.   Steven Yeun is a Korean-American actor who… Read More