Tag: Asian-americans

AAPI actors

New Study Reveals Most AAPI Characters in Hollywood Films Either Sexualized or Used As Comic Relief

Despite recent critically acclaimed and award-winning films like Minari and The Farewell, it appears Hollywood is still woefully slow in creating diverse, inclusive and non-stereotyped roles for its Asian American and Pacific Islander actors. A new study has found that the majority of roles given to Asian actors in the…

Asian history

Illinois Becomes First US State To Mandate Teaching Asian American History in Public Schools

Following more than a year of biased attacks and increased discrimination against Asian American individuals, groups on the state and national level are continuing to step up and look for new ways to end the violence while increasing inclusion, representation and awareness for the AAPI community. The latest effort? Illinois…

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New Study Shows AAPI Roles Are So Limited in Hollywood That ‘The Rock’ Alone Represents More Than One-Third of Them

As if the recent jaw-dropping news that 42% of Americans couldn’t name a famous Asian American (despite Vice President Kamala Harris being one) weren’t bad enough, now comes another disturbing example of just how underrepresented AAPI individuals are in all aspects of American society and the business world, including the…

Nielsen Report: Informed Influencers and Powerful Purchasers: The Asian American Consumer Journey

New report examines the consumer journey and online shopping influence of the $1 trillion Asian American market Originally Published by Nielsen. Asian Americans hold a unique and powerful position as both financial drivers and influencers in today’s digitally powered path to purchase. Nielsen’s newly published Diverse Intelligence Series consumer report,…

Trump to Reverse Obama-Era Guidelines on Considering Race in College Admissions

The Trump administration plans to toss an Obama-era guideline that encourages colleges and universities to consider race as a way of promoting diversity. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is reversing 2011 and 2016 legal guidelines set during the Obama administration to “avoid racial isolation” as administration officials contend the guidelines…

The 115th Congress Not a Model for Diversity

The 115th Congress began its session on Tuesday. It’s being said thatNovember’s elections resulted in the most diverse congress ever. But that’s not saying much, as the increase from the 114th Congress is minimal. The voice of the people is not representative of U.S. demographics. Out of 352 men and…

'O'Reilly Factor' Chinatown Segment Called Racist by Lawmakers, Asian American Journalists

Bill O’Reilly, host of Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor,” is receiving backlash for a segment of his show where correspondent Jesse Watters traveled to New York City’s Chinatown to essentially perpetuate racist stereotypes. O’Reilly prefaces the “Watters’ World” segment by saying, “In the first presidential debate, China was mentioned 12…