The Problem with Asian-American Reality TV

Hot on the heels of 2018’s “Asian August,” which showed media executives that Asian-centered stories can be profitable, HBO and Netflix have released reality shows centered on Asian families and social circles.  HBO’s House of Ho centers on the Vietnamese-American Ho family in Texas, and Netflix’s Bling Empire covers a group of East Asian socialites…

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Invisible: APIDA Essential Workers

Previously novel phrases such as “social-distancing,” “quarantine,” and “flattening the curve” have been completely normalized by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the daily vocabulary of the average American has expanded to include such terms, many of these words and phrases were once mostly thrown around in a medical setting and deemed as too abstract for the…

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Settler Colonialism

Settler Colonialism(n.): a form of colonialism that seeks to replace the original population of the colonized territory with a new society of settlers. It is essential to understand the distinction between settler colonialism and traditional colonialism in constructing a more appropriate definition of settler colonialism. Settler colonialism is a type of colonialism where settlers have…

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