Asian-American Representation on Reality TV
Each May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which is dedicated to recognizing the community’s contributions to the United States history and culture. In honor of this month and to confront the rise of hatred directed towards Asian Americans (#StopAsianHate), RHAP podcasters Kevin McLain (@AsianNarc) and Sasha Joseph (@funSize_04) discuss the important issue of Asian American representation on reality television.
Together, these podcasters review some of the most common tropes and narratives given to Asian American contestants and cast members. They also discuss their experiences as Asian American individuals and as consumers of reality television.
Do you want to support the Asian American community? Consider giving to the Asian Pacific Fund or supporting in other ways. Do you have thoughts about Asian American representation? Head on over to Twitter and share all of your thoughts by tagging @RobHasApodcast and using the hashtag #RHAPAsian.