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ADThat term — Asian American — encompasses dozens of distinct ethnic identities, which, in our labels-obsessed era, has splintered the community’s attitudes toward it.
ADUncertainty remains: What does it actually mean to identify as Asian American in 2018?
Calling yourself Asian American meant rejecting the derogatory “Oriental” label in favor of self-definition.
When referenced regarding the fight for more representation in Hollywood, actors such as John Cho and Constance Wu are generally described as Asian American, rather than Korean American and Taiwanese American, respectively.
This particular course at Cornell had a 300-page textbook on Asian American history.