We need to have an understanding of what is good and bad representation for AM.
A lot of Asian Americans still think that:
1. Ken Jeong is funny
2. Lucy Liu and Maggie Q on TV is positive.
3. "The Wolverine" was a great movie because it had Japanese ninjas.
4. Jeremy Lin is an inferior athlete and doesn't deserve any All Star votes.
5. AFs dating only WMs is their own sexual preference and none of our business.
6. Amy Tan is the best Asian American writer, and her books really represent our community.
As you all know, there is no shortage of Asian Americans (Mostly AF, but also some AM) who can't wait for a chance to throw other Asians under the bus, in order to impress his/her circle of White friends, employer, media, or just White people in general. Some of them have been so thoroughly brainwashed and conditioned to do this, that even they themselves
don't realize they are stepping on Asians for personal gain, it would seem normal to them.
Before it was very easy to tell the difference between AF and AM who are proud, and those who sell out. They would constantly follow White people or trends, and kiss their ass, while paying no attention to Asian issues or openly criticizing their own people and culture.
Nowadays, because of the rise of Asian countries and the growing AA community, the Asian sell-out and Asian fetishist/racist has evolved into a clever chameleon who is much harder to recognize. They realize that there is money and opportunity flowing from the hands of our people, and they want a piece of it. Sometimes they'll mention something positive about Asian people, praise Asian celebrities, or express frustration with racism. But make no mistake, they have not changed.
We must be able to tell the difference in who is helping or hurting us within the Asian community. Be careful who we support with our money and trust.