This Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Let's Have a Candid Conversation on Media Stereotypes
At #EmergingUS, we want to address the media misrepresentation facing not only Asian Americans, but all of the different groups that make up our country. As a documentary platform, our focus is telling true stories featuring all kinds of Americans – telling their stories with the complexity and nuance that they require. Just as seeing ourselves in the media can influence the way we form our identities, seeing others similarly represented can positively change the way we – and our young ones – interact with them. In a country where Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group, the time for better representation in the media of AAPI characters is well overdue.