The #StarringJohnCho hashtag launched by William Yu capsulized the frustration of Asian Americans about the lack of strong roles and positive portrayals of AAPI men in Hollywood.
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
With 2016 now in the rear view mirror, I thought it would be a good time to look back at some of the images embedded into our memories.
From the whitewashing of Hollywood to Asian Americans on the political scene, these pictures may inspire emotions that may have cause you to be both enraged and engaged.
This Watters’ World segment on the O’Reilly Factor poking fun of limited-speaking Asians angered many and forced a meeting between Fox Executives and leaders in the Asian American community.
Swastikas were etched into the glass of the Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church in San Jose following the election of Donald Trump. Critics say the Trump victory has emboldened White supremacists.
Talk of a Muslim registry by President-elect trump has changed attitudes for the worse about the incarceration of Japanese Americans and raised fears that we could see history repeat itself for Muslim Americans.
Stephanie Murphy became the first Vietnamese American woman elected to Congress in 2016, one of a record 15 Asian Americans elected. That doesn’t include two other non-voting members of Congress from U.S. Territories in the Pacific Islands.
Most Viewed Story of the Year: Anger Over a Picture of an Asian Flight Attendant
Second Most Viewed Story of the Year: A Year in the Life of Gerber’s Baby of the Year
Third Most Viewed Story of the Year: Catching Up with the Bucket List Family
Fourth Most Viewed Story of Year: Addison Russell Caps All Star Championship Season
Fifth Most Viewed Story of Year: The Day A New York Chinese Immigrant Had Had Enough
Supporters of fired NYPD Officer Peter Liang rally outside the New York Courthouse. Liang was convicted of manslaughter for the killing of Akai Gurley, an unarmed Black man, but never spent a day in jail. The case divided the Chinese American community.
Hapas in 2020 are projected to become the majority in the Japanese American community.
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