2016 was not a great year for race relations across the board. But for the Asian-American community, the positive upshot was that this was unofficially the year that the “quick Asian”
Asian-Americans spoke out in the face of harmful racism, discrimination and a lack of media representation. Some of the worst offenses included Chris Rock’s tasteless anti-Asian jokes at the Oscars and Jesse Watters’ horribly offensive Chinatown segment. As Asian American population grow, people are finally paying attention to all the racism thanks to the rise of social media.
Asian Americans need to band together and speak up as one voice. It is too easy to divide and conquer when it comes to the community. The only way the racists will pay attention is when Asians speak up when they are being disrespected, which is pretty often when it comes to mainstream media that’s being controlled by mainly old white men.
Here is the story.