Boyz 25:  Reflections on a Hip-Hop Classic

“Either they don’t know… don’t show … or don’t care about what’s going on in the hood.” –Doughboy, Boyz n the Hood (1991) Twenty-five years ago, America was dealing with war in Iraq, growing concerns over racial profiling, an alarming rate of black-on-black violence, Donald Trump was in the news, and Bill Clinton was running […]

Asian-Americans Film Hollywood Solidarity Stereotypes

An Open Letter to Asian-Americans

Dear Asian-Americans: You already know the drill. We live in a country where every time we turn on the TV, hardly anyone looks like us. No one in the movies has looked like us since we were kids. Onscreen, the ones who do look like us are either math nerds, asexual corporate drones, or prostitutes. […]