Chris Rock criticized after Asian joke at Oscars


I WAS SURPRISED TO HEAR CHRIS ROCK JOKE ABOUT THAT WHEN THE TOPIC OF DIVERSITY WAS SO PREVALENT? WHAT IS YOUR REACTION. >>WHAT IS MORE OFFENSIVE IS THE RESPONSE ILLICITED FROM THE AUDIENCE MEMBERS WHERE WHERE AT LOFT THEM LAUGHED AND APPLAUDED, AND IT IS REALLY WAS PROOF TO ME THAT THIS TYPE OF THE STEREOTYPE THAT ASIAN AMERICANS ARE ALL HARDWORKING AND SMART IS BEING NORMALIZED AND IT IS SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE HAVE LONG LAUGHED ABOUT WITHOUT REALLY THINKING OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF WHAT THESE STEREOTYPES MAY MEAN FOR THE ASIAN AMERICANS AND JEWISH-AMERICANS. >>WELL, TALK ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES, BECAUSE I HAVE HAD THE CONSEQUENCES OF MY FRIENDS, AND THEY ARE TRYING TO SAY, IT IS NOT AN INSULT, WAS IT? ASIANS ARE GOOD AT MATH AND THAT SOUNDS LIKE A COMPLIMENT AND I HAD TO LET THEM KNOW, IT IS NOT A COMPLIMENT, BUT IT IS PERPETUATING A STEREOTYPE, AND YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE MODEL MINORITY MYTH WHICH YOU SAY IS USED AS A TOOL TO BE RA RACIST AGAINST OTHER GROUP, AND PLEASE EXCHAIN. >>YES. AND THE STEREOTYPE OF THE ASIAN AMERICANS IS VERY GENERALIZING, AND I THINK THAT WHEN YOU GENERALIZE ANY GROUP OF PEOPLE, YOU ARE GOING TO BE RUNNING INTO A COUPLE OF PROBLEMS, AND THE PEOPLE FORGET THAT THE ASIAN COM COMMUNITY IS DIVERSE E AND PEOPLE THINK OF JAPANESE, AND NORTHEAST ASIANS AND PERTAINING TO THE STEREOTYPE, BUT THEY OFTEN FORGET THAT SOUTHEAST ASIANS DO NOT OFTEN ARE NOT TR TREATED TO THE SAME STEREOTYPE, AND SOUTHEAST ASIANS ARE OFTEN STRUGGLING ACADEMICALLY, AND WHEN STEREOTYPES LIKE THIS PAINT A BROAD STROKE OVER TO A ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY, IT IS GOING TO DELEGITIMIZE DISCRIMINATION THAT ASIANS FACE TODAY JUST LIKE PEOPLE SAY THAT ANTI-SEMITISM DOES NOT EXIST, MANY SAY THAT ASIAN RACISM DOES NOT EXIST, AND THAT IS WHY THE STEREOTYPE IS PROBLEMATIC.>>AND YOU ALSO WRITE IN THE PIECE THAT THE MINORITY MYTH IS USED AGAINST THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN MINORITIES. >>YES. AND WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT THIS STEREOTYPE COMING UP NOW IS THAT PREVIOUSLY THE MODEL MINORITY STEREOTYPES IS USED IN THE ’60s WHEN THE RACIAL TENSIONS WERE AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH, AND THE CHINESE AND THE JAPANESE MODELS WERE USED TO STEREOTYPE AND OTHERS WERE ASKED, HEY, WE HAVE MINORITIES WHO HAVE WORKED HARD AND EDUCATE AND ROSE ABOVE DISCRIMINATION OR, YOU KNOW, WHATEVER. THEY HAVE BECOME A MODEL FOR YOU GUYS, AND IN A WAY, USING THAT STEREOTYPE VERY MUCH DELEGI DELEGITIMIZES THE BLACK EXPERIENCE, AND THE RACISM AND THE RACIAL DISCRIMINATION THAT BLACK AMERICANS FACE TODAY, AND THE PERCEPTION OF THE ASIANS IS BEING SMART AS THE JEWISH-AMERICANS ARE BEING SMART, AND SUCCESSFUL, AND OFTEN, IT IS USED TO SUPPORT SYSTEMS OF WHITE SUPREMACY AND THE RACIST VIEWS OF BLACK AMERICANS. >>VERY INTERESTING POINT THERE, AND AS CHRIS ROCK PREDICTED THE REACTION ON THE ASIAN JOKE WAS FIERCE. AND SO THIS IS BLAKE HOUNDSHELL SAID WE ARE NOT NOT SUPPOSED TO BE RACIST, BUT WE ARE EXPECTED TO LAUGH, AND THAT IS TWO JOKE, AND SO DON’T THROW ONE MINORITY DOWN THE LIFT UP ANOTHER. AND NINA WRITES THE JOKE ABOUT THE ASIAN KIDS WOULD HAVE STUNG LESS IF THERE WERE MORE ASIANS ON THE STAGE TONIGHT. AND ANTHONY, SHE RAISES A GOOD POINT, BECAUSE ASIANS ARE NEARLY INVISIBLE IN HOLLYWOOD. I FOUND THIS STATISTIC VERY EYE-OPENING. US C’s ANNENBERG SCHOOL FOR JOURNALISM SAYS THAT 72% OF LEAD ROLES GO THE WHITE, AND 14.3% GO THE BLACKS, A 37BD.4% GO TO OTHERS AND 4.7 TO LATINOS AND 1.2% OF LEAD ROLES IN HOLLYWOOD GO THE ASIAN, AND HOW CAN WE CHANGE THAT?>>WELL, WHAT I BELIEVE IS THAT PART OF THE REASON A THAT THE ASIAN AMERICANS ARE NOT SO REPRESENT EDED IN THE MEDIA TOD IS IN PART TO THE STEREOTYPE THAT ASIANS ARE ONLY GOOD AT MATH OR BUSINESS OR THOSE KINDS OF THE FIELDS OF EXPERTISE. THERE IS A REALLY GREAT PROGRAM CAMPAIGN ON YOUTUBE WHERE THE ASIAN ACTORS AND NEWS ANCHORS ARE SPEAKING UP ABOUT HOW THEY COULD NOT SEE THEMSELVES IN THE MEDIA, BECAUSE THEY SAW NO ONE ELSE OCCUPYING THE ROLES OF ACTORS, DIRECTORS, AND NEWS A ANCHOR, AND WHEN ASIAN AMERICANS ARE TOLD THAT THEY ARE ONLY GOOD AT MATH, IT IS GOING TO TO BE INEVITABLE THAT THE THEY ARE GOING TO TO BE VEER ING TOWARDS THOSE, YOU KNOW, THOSE KIND OF JOBS OF EXPERTISE. I THINK THAT LEADS TO A LOT OF ASIAN AMERICANS TENDING TO SHY AWAY FROM TO A ARTS WHICH IS NOT REALLY WHAT WE WANT, AND WE WANT MORE DIVERSITY, AND REPRESENTATION IN THE MEDIA TO SHOW, YOU KNOW, ASIAN AMERICAN CHILDREN TO TELL THEM, HEY, YOU ARE A CREATIVE PERSON, AND YOU CAN PURSUE THE FIELDS EVEN IF YOU WANT TO, AND LOOK AT MARGARET CHO AND BOBBY LEE, AND LUCY LIU, AND THOSE FIGURES ARE IMPORTANT, AND ON “MASTERS OF NONE” MINDY KAELING IS SO IMPORTANT. >>AND WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE REPRESENTATION, IT IS A SELF-PERPETUATING FATE FOR ASIAN AMERICANS, AND MYSELF AS A KOREAN AMERICAN ANCHOR, I WAS ABLE TO SEE THE ASIAN AMERICAN ANCHORS ON TELEVISION GROWING UP IN LOS ANGELES, AND THAT LED ME TO BELIEVE, HEY, I CAN DO IT AS WELL, AND SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO SEE PEOPLE WHO LOOK LIKE YOURSELF TO OBVIOUSLY INSPIRE YOU THE GO BEYOND THE

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