Flashpoint and Media -- Small penis and nerdy robot sterotypes at the 2016 Oscars awards

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    The Oscars film awards is one of the most watched TV events of the world with 34 million viewers.

    The theme this year was racial diversity in casting. Despite this theme, the host and another actor spread anti Asian stereotypes and they didn’t even spare the poor Asian kids, who didn’t understand what was going on.

    three Asian kids who were brought onstage to represent PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants in charge of tallying the Academy’s votes.

    While that sounds safe, it’s the idea that gets planted inside the minds of Asians - they are uncreative counting machines that is worrying.

    “If anybody is upset about this joke,” Rock told the tepid and uncomfortable audience, “just tweet about it on your phone, which was also made by these kids.”

    Here, they go one step further and insinuate that Asians are just sweatshop workers - a demeaning charge. These people make your goods affordable while suffering things like carpal tunnel syndrome and it’s supposed to be funny?

    source: http://www.salon.com/2016/03/03/sacha_baron_cohen_explains_his_racist_oscars_bit_chris_rock_gave_me_the_thumbs_up_so_i_went_for_it/

    Finally, Sacha Baron Cohen comes up with

    How come there’s no Oscar for them very hard working little yellow people with tiny dongs? You know, the Minions

    source: http://www.refinery29.com/2016/02/104249/chris-rock-asian-joke-oscars-2016

    You wonder, what’s the problem with all this? These lies/stereotypes inform people of a reality that doesn’t exist. They form prejudices based on lies that negatively affect everything from school, dating, and even our physical safety. That’s why.

    Everything starts in the mind. For those exposed to the West’s pervasive racist ideologies, it means Asians aren’t seen as equals Sometimes, we’re seen as enemies for merely existing.

    Support non-Western media industries. India, Korea, Japan, China all have their own media. There’s no reason to give your support to people who mistreat you.

    One final note:

    The Jewish anti-defamation league was supposedly setup to protect all people against bigotry

    ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.

    source: http://www.adl.org/about-adl/

    Keep in mind, the Jews understand the dangers of and suffered from stereotyping/propaganda. They were even sheltered by China during WW2 (http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/miracle-man-how-one-chinese-diplomat-saved-thousands-of-jews-from-the-death-camps) yet they were higly involved in the Opium Wars and the vicious anti Asian hatred towards Asians that has helped fracture the community along gender lines. This is despicable hypocrisy.

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