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Lum has an extensive documented history of donning Black culture to dress her comedic and acting roles, swathed tightly within the persona she constructed for herself as Awkwafina until that character no longer serves to benefit her professional career.

The hyperbolic exaggeration of black culture by non-black individuals relies on the premise that the very existence of Black people is the punchline.

Namely, this echoing historical pattern has, and continues to, actively exploit black cultural practices and labor for profit.

Nora, yes, obviously the African American community is disproportionately affected by institutionalized policies — how have you, intentionally or not, upheld those standards?

How does anti-blackness in the Asian community further contribute to this demonization and fetishization of black culture in America?

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