Asian Americans

Media Stereotypes of Asian-Americans Mask Reality of Community’s Struggles

Joshunda Sanders

From New York Knicks basketball star Jeremy Lin to Priscilla Chan, wife of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, the mainstream media usually portray Asian-Americans as wealthy, well-educated and foreign. The dominant cultural narrative routinely ignores working- and middle-class Asian-Americans, people of various nationalities who struggle with the same socioeconomic conditions as do other Americans.

 

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