The Problem with Calling a Person of Color ‘White Washed’

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.

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The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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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.