Wednesday 18th January 2017,

Posts by Tag: #OscarsSoWhite»

Bad Ass Asians

What’s Next After the Oscars Diversity Controversy?

posted by Louis Chan
#OscarSoWhite Panel at AAJA

Janet Yang, William Yu and Tamlyn Tomita (L-R) sit on the Oscars panel at the Asian American Journalists Association convention in Las Vegas

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A panel of Asian American Hollywood veterans and the creator of #StarringJohnCho campaign expressed optimism that the future is brighter for Asian American representation in Hollywood.… Read more


Blog: Academy Apologizes for Chris Rock Skit at Oscars

posted by Louis Chan
Chris Rock's Asian kids at the Oscars

Chris Rock’s Asian joke fell flat

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Prompted by a sharply worded letter by 25 Asian American members of the Academy about the “perpetuation of racist stereotypes” about Asians, the group behind the Oscars has apologized for a skit by Chris Rock and jokes made by Sacha Baren Cohen during … Read more


Blog: #HollywoodSoWhite – The incredible ‘whiteness’ of being

posted by Randall

Hollywood has a long history of ‘yellow face’ with some pretty big names taking part including, from left: Marlon Brando, John Wayne and Mickey Rooney. Can you name the films they were in where they played Asians? (For answers, see below.)

By Ed Diokno

I can’t wait until Chris Rock comes on stage to host … Read more

Asian Americans

Study Finds Hollywood is Mostly White

posted by Randall
Diversity Study USC 2016

Comprehensive Annenberg Report on Diversity

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A new study released by the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism found that just 28.3% of all speaking roles across 414 films, television and digital episodes in 2014 -2015 were from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

“This is no mere diversity problem. This … Read more


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