Recent Hollywood castings of white actors in ethnic roles prompted a heated discussion on Twitter. As #OscarsSoWhite spoke against the lack of representation for African Americans, #whitewashedOUT objected the decades-long practice of erasing Asians from mainstream media

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The topic spread rapidly, and educated on the various ways Asians are excluded from their own narratives

The statistics are staggering.

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 And, of course, this systemic racism didn't happen overnight.

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 Lack of representation derails dreams, and silences any critic.

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And it isn't just on the silver screen where the Asian community is drowned out.

Asians are either reduced to minimal or no exposure; or are only painted ethnic when deemed necessary.

With all the progress we have made, there are still giant strides to reach to even the playing field.

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