“…American attitudes toward the two groups were similar enough as to be virtually indistinguishable. In fact, many Americans never bothered to take note of any differences between Chinese and Japanese people later came to to prejudiciously mp them together as simply the “Yellow Peril.” Racism, Sexism, and the Media (pg. 60)

Due to the misinformation and all around prejudices spread by the media in the early days of our country, Asian Americans are still portrayed in modern media and entertainment as highly generalized, even though the Asian community is one of the most diverse in world. They’re so generalized that having a white actor play an asian character in movies, in this day and age, is not only acceptable, but also encouraged as comical, just like Rob Schneider’s character in I Now Pronounce you Chuck and Larry.

-Edgar Nava


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