September 18, 2021 Show Notes and Table of Contents https://youtu.be/ntBZI0HLV6Y 0:00 Suni Tolton, City of Shoreline, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator. Suni also runs the Equity and Social Justice Community. 01:22 Kevin Henry https://www.kevinphenry.com/ Our society is experiencing rapid social changes and we are seeing disturbing displays of racism and hate that indicate significant issues need to […]

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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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A hate crimes bill to combat violence against Asian Americans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic passed the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly on Thursday, a rare bipartisan vote in the evenly divided chamber. The vote was 94-to-one, with Republican Sen. Josh Hawley the only no vote. “I cannot tell you how important this bill is […]

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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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Trevor unpacks Scarlett Johansson’s recent controversial comments about being allowed to “play any person, or any tree.”

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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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