Asian Representation in the Media

Date: February 12, 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: 2263 Kirkhof Center
More Information: http://www.gvsu.edu/oma

 

Christine Vo, vice president of Multicultural Greek Council, and planning chair of Delta Phi Lambda Sorority

Although the entertainment industry continues to evolve, the image of Asians in mainstream media have persistently remained restrictive. Limited and unbalanced portrayals of Asians have traditionally been the norm despite good intentions of producers and filmmakers. These stereotypical images often have been catalyzed by those with a limited understanding of Asians. This discussion focuses on restrictive media portrayals of eastern and southeastern Asians in America and avenues that are left to be fulfilled.