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.