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Conversations in Context: Media Portrayals of the Asian American Experience

In 1960, Chinese-American Hollywood star Anna May Wong appeared in the last film of a long Hollywood career–far too much of it spent battling discrimination and roles that typecast Asian American actors in a negative light. Today, a new generation of media stars, such as tennis icon Naomi Osaka, is challenging those stereotypes and paving the way for change. Join MTV News correspondent Yoonj Kim and National Museum of American History Curator Theodore S. Gonzalves as they trace depictions of Asian Americans in media from Old Hollywood to now (10:54)

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