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But it illustrates how Asian Americans still occupy a position as punchlines, which other minorities have more forcefully sought to vacate.

I was the only non-white person in attendance as far as I could tell, and obviously the only Asian American.

But in fact, Asian Americans are the most rapidly growing minority group in the US, and income inequality is rising faster among Asian Americans than among other racial or ethnic groups.

Though Asian American representation in Hollywood has grown slightly more varied in recent years, casual and overt racism at our expense has long resisted taboo.

Comedy, particularly American comedy, has a long history of mining racial and ethnic differences for laughs.

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