Asian-American Studies http://wunc.org en How Did #NotYourAsianSidekick Become The Place To Talk About Race and Stereotypes Online? http://wunc.org/post/how-did-notyourasiansidekick-become-place-talk-about-race-and-stereotypes-online <p>Lots of people are talking about race on Twitter this week, using the hashtag #NotYourAsianSidekick.</p><p>The person who started the conversation is <a href="http://criticalspontaneity.com/about/">the writer Suey Park</a>. She says that there are so many stereotypes: Asians are submissive, good at math and science, and play the violin. She wants to have a fuller conversation about Asian Americans.</p><p>This minute and a half BBC video is a good intro to Suey and the topic:</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:24:41 +0000 Carol Jackson, Frank Stasio & Nicole Campbell 27682 at http://wunc.org How Did #NotYourAsianSidekick Become The Place To Talk About Race and Stereotypes Online? Abandoning The Black Hero http://wunc.org/post/abandoning-black-hero <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">African-American literary authors like James Baldwin or </span>Zora<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Neale </span>Hurston<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are famous for their depictions of black life. But these novelists have also written books with white protagonists. Why is this unexpected? Is there a mandate that black authors write only about black characters?</span> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:51:24 +0000 Shawn Wen, Frank Stasio & Christina Blyde 8698 at http://wunc.org Abandoning The Black Hero