Add an 'Asian Voices' Page
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Hey, Huffington Post!

Add an 'Asian Voices' Page

    1. Petition by

      Jamilah L.

      NOVA, VA

Hey, Huffington Post! Where Are the ‘Asian Voices’?

It’s time for Asian Voices on the Huffington Post.

Asian Voices would be a great complement to the current Black Voices, Latino Voices, and Gay Voices featured prominently on the blog.

[This is not to say that an Asian Voices section would be more important than Weird, Celebrity, or Comedy news but it would help to address the lack of Asian American representation in the mainstream media.]

Despite being the fastest growing racial group in the United States, Asian Americans are still the most underrepresented racial group in the media. Asian Americans are diverse with many ethnicities, comprised of entrepreneurs, educators, professionals, activists, musicians, artists, and politicians. Nonetheless, monolithic portrayals of Asian Americans are pervasive in the media.

Most frequently, Asians are presented as stereotypes - the ‘Model Minority’, the martial arts master, the perpetual foreigner and butt of jokes   – or, most often, completely whitewashed out of the story altogether.

As an award-winning and leading website, the Huffington Post has the opportunity to add greatly to the diversity of the blog and fill the current void that exists.

It’s time to expand the conversation. Asian Voices must be heard and the Huffington Post would be a great place for them.

 

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    • Rosaline Shu BROOKLYN, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Asian Voices want to be a part of the greater conversation. We don't only want to be heard by other Asians. The Huffington Post would be the perfect place to amplify our messages. Your readers would be very interested and entertained.

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    • Michael Melia SEBASTIAN, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Important because all folks should have a voice -- The Asian American community continues to grow and is an important part of our collective future. Family.

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    • JEANHEE KIM NEW YORK, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Why is this petition important to me? The situation of not having Asian American voices in a forum like HuffPost reminds me of something I discovered about myself in college: when I began to speak my mind, and heard my voice out loud, I became more sure of who I am. Speaking aloud should be encouraged!

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    • Susan Miyabe GARDENA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Huffington Post is one of the larger internet news that people read daily. Asians, because of their perceived "passive" nature, often get their request ignored...the Huff Post is just waiting for this to go away.

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    • Yolanda Duerson ANKENY, IA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am Asian and I agree that our voices need to be heard so that there are more understanding about our culture

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