Objective • Compare the representation of Asian characters in Do The Right Thing and Crash
Question • Do Crash and DTRT unfairly stereotype Asians? • Asian = China, Japan, Thailand and the Far East, Chinese communities within ‘white’ countries etc
Comparisons • Occupation and Behaviour DTRT – CRASH - • Communication difficulties DTRT - 20 C Energizers? CRASH – Are there any other comparisons?
Asian Stereotypes • Physical appearance (short, eyes) • Skills in martial arts (kung-fu) • Speaking quickly / aggressively? • Confusion L for R • Foodstuffs • Threatened by Asians?
What some have said • http://voices.yahoo.com/article/87146/asian-stereotypes-hollywood-look-roles-116882.html