2016 (and every year since the U.S.A became a nation, let’s be real) has been a rough year the treatment of Asian-Americans in the media and politics. The continual whitewashing and racist jokes made at Asian-Americans’ expense is inexcusable. So, an independent production company has co-opted the popular ‘mannequin challenge’ to send an extremely important message about what Asian Americans have to deal with in the U.S.
The video’s description is as follows:
Asian power. Asian-American identity. Asian consciousness. Hollywood stereotypes of Asians, the whitewashing of Asian representation in the media and racist attacks are fought with peaceful demonstration and intelligence.
The result is definitely is a spot on and moving interpretation. Watch the video below:
Whitewashing in Dr. Strange — Tilda Swinton playing the Ancient One, a character who is Asian in the Dr. Strange comic books.
Glamour Brasil staff posted a racist photo of staff bowing and mocking slanted eyes.
Whitewashing in “Ghost in The Shell” — Scarlett Johannson playing “The Major”, a Japanese character in the manga comic books.
Alan Yang (& Aziz Ansari) winning the Emmy Awards for the “Parents” episode of “Master of None”.
via Next Shark