AANHPI Heritage Month: Examining the role of media portrayals

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Rivera is also a playwright whose plays have been staged in New York City, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area. His creative work explores race, masculinity, and sexuality at length. Photo by Lilith Acadia

Can you give us a brief history of major themes in AANHPI representation across the media, literature, and performance arts? What factors have shaped this representation?

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How does this media representation impact and influence AANHPI individuals and U.S. society-at-large?

What is a model minority? How has this idea been represented in the media you’ve studied and what has its impact been on the AANHPI community?

In your research have you found a type of representation that resonates with the AANHPI community? How can individuals advocate for empowering representation in the media they consume?

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