Ever called a person of color “white-washed?” This term is used to say that somebody’s not “Asian enough” or “Black enough,” for example.
Anna Akana asked around to hear from people who have been called “white-washed.” And the answers she got reveal the big problem with this idea.
Find out why we’ve got to quit with the “white-washed” rhetoric and drop the assumptions that come with it.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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- How Emma Stone’s Role As an ‘Asian’ Character Reveals a Huge Hollywood Problem
Anna Akana is an actress, comedian and filmmaker most known for her online weekly show with 1.4 million subscribers. As an actress, you can see her in the films Ant-Man and Hello, My Name Is Doris, or on Comedy Central’s Corporate.