In much of Western art, Asian women have often appeared as one-dimensional characters — sometimes seen as meek and docile, and at other times hypersexualized and exoticized. But such portrayals fail to show individuals coming from a myriad of cultural backgrounds, their identities rooted in distinctly different countries and…Keep reading
Entertainment mediums in the West are introducing likable South Asian protagonists into fiction–slightly steering away from its history of brownface casting and becoming more inclusive of South Asian storytellers. Although Squid Game’s Ali Abdul and Midnight Mass’ Sheriff Hassan weren’t the main characters of their respective stories, they were…Keep reading
Hiring for diversity is a priority for most organizations. Social justice issues, national attention, and accountability from Fortune Magazine (and subsequently, the coveted Fortune 500 list) has brought diversity and inclusion to the spotlight. But how exactly does one attract and hire diverse candidates? The answer would seem to…Keep reading
VIETNAMESE FILMMAKERS CREATE VISUALLY STUNNING SHORT ABOUT AAPI HATE BEING AS OLD AS AMERICAN HISTORY – by Michelle De Pacina for NextShark
What it’s about: The short film, entitled “Centuries and Still,” unveils the “search for justice [that] goes back to the Gold Rush era fetishization of Asian women, to today’s hate crimes targeting Asian elders.” “Asian American hate is as old as American history,” the film narrates. It portrays some of the…Keep reading
GAMING INDUSTRY MEMBERS DISCUSS WHY WE NEED MORE DIVERSITY IN VIDEO GAMES – by Dean Daley for MobileSyrup
In the first part of this ongoing series, I reached out to a number of people in the video game community to ask the question: “is there enough representation in video games?” This time around, the question at hand is “why do you feel we need more diversity in…Keep reading
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