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Take On America Talks to 100 Asian American Millennials on November 2nd

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It’s not often Asian Americans are given the opportunity to talk about themselves. Speaking out is not something usually associated with Asian Americans, but this program breaks that stereotype, reports Datebook.

This Friday, 100 Asian American millennials will have a chance to sound off on issues like affirmative action, Hollywood whitewashing, workplace discrimination, and more in PBS’ Take On America.

Based on the trailers, it could get pretty explosive.

The young Asian Americans gathered in San Francisco to meet and talk to moderator Carlos Watson, who brought with him celebrity chef and raconteur Eddie Huang, actor Harry Shum Jr., fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons, and attorney Harmeet Dhillon.

The most heated conversation centered around affirmative action with Dhillon, a Republican National Committee member taking on the more liberal Bay Area audience. While the trailer above chose to focus on that debate, the audience and panel also talked about dating, identity, and Asian male stereotypes.

Take On America airs on PBS this Friday (tomorrow), Nov. 2. Check local listings for show times.

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