10 Examples of Whitewashing You Never Thought About Once you are aware of the term “whitewashing” I believe you will be able to recognize that there are more perspectives than white. Whitewashing isn’t just used in Hollywood where they take the story that was written an Asian character, but replace it with a white character. […]

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What if people made an effort like director Michael Pearce to diversity their cast, staff, partners, etc? It can be done and can make huge difference to the community that is represented. If I see positive movement forward anywhere, it is Hollywood. This was is on Amazon.

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I Am Not a Fetish or Model Minority: Redefining What it Means to Be API in the Entertainment Industry Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, we believe that it is imperative that we investigate our cultural messaging surrounding marginalized groups.  We carry out a content analysis of 100 films — the 10 top-grossing domestic […]

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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 […]

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Stop casting white actors to play Asians maybe? Scarlett Johansson’s casting in ‘Ghost in the Shell’ is just one of the latest examples of a white actor playing an Asian character, a practice that goes back to the earliest days of Hollywood. These casting decisions have made Asians invisible at best and, at worst, the […]

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In 2018, the all-asian cast of “Crazy Rich Asians” broke box office records around the world and became the 6th highest grossing Rom-Com of all time. Teen Vogue Entertainment Features Editor Gabe Bergado explains the history and culture behind the under representation of Asian actors in Hollywood. He breaks down how Yellowface and Whitewashing have […]

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