The Media Roles Of Asian Americans In The Media

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A certain percentage of people have always asked, “Why are Asians treated poorly in the media if they are the model minority?” For the longest time, Asian Americans have been unable to achieve a voice or leave a trace in American pop culture since the popular media and consumer market undermines and negatively systematizes the racial group. As a matter of fact, there are plentiful Hollywood films nowadays that lack racial diversity in its casting members. Consequently, if the movie or television show did consist a diverse set of performers that consist of minorities, there is an abundance of racial mockery within the portrayal of the characters. Asian Americans are great examples of being undermined as they one of the few races in this country that lack pop culture representation. Considered as the fastest racial group in the United States, the media roles of Asian Americans are often invisible and are limited to playing old and tiring stereotypes.
Landing a part in the media is extremely hard for minorities; especially for Asian Americans. According to the Pew Research Center, Asians constitute approximately 6 percent of the total population of the United States, but Asian Americans only portrayed 3.8 percent of all TV and theatrical roles. This also applies to the two other underrepresented racial groups with Latinos coming at 6.4 percent and African Americans at 13.3 percent. To no surprise, Caucasians represent 72.5 percent of all roles in the big screen. Asian
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