We’re all tired of whitewashing. We’ve seen it before, and we’re seeing it today. From John Wayne’s portrayal of Genghis Khan in “The Conqueror” (1956) to Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko in “Ghost in the Shell” (2017), we are not strangers to the common practice of Asian and Asian American roles being handed to white actors/actresses. Despite the…
On June 3, Daily Bruin writer Kelly Yeo published an article titled, “Asian American activism on campus: an in-depth investigation,” in The Quad, a part of the Daily Bruin. What at first seemed like an exciting investigative report from a publication that rarely reports about our communities was actually a problematic personal narrative that failed to live up to its self reported “in-depth investigation” status.
Whitewashing in film is when white actors are cast in non-white roles.
Just as not all Muslims speak Arabic, not all those who speak Arabic are Muslim.
My mother later told me that in Pakistan, there’s a superstition that the less milk you put in your tea—the darker your tea is—the darker your skin will become.
With the recent discussion concerning the funding for SFSU’s ethnic studies department, the importance of ethnic studies comes to question, once again.