Peter Westacott speaks about the portrayals (or lack thereof) of Asians in the media. Speaking from a psychological perspective, Peter Westacott discusses the consequences of whitewashing and stereotypes and implores for more dynamic, empowering, versatile roles for Asians in media. Peter Westacott is a senior psychology and sociology major at Ithaca College. He is involved with a research team in the Psychology Department called the Center for Research on the Effects of Television (CRETV), directed by Cyndy Scheibe. He has been awarded membership to Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology in 2017. Peter has always been passionate about advocating for equity, especially on topics of race, gender, and sexuality. He hopes to use both his degrees post-graduation to continue his vision for equality. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community

Asian Misrepresentation in Media | Peter Westacott | TEDxIthacaCollege

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