Wednesday, December 5, 2007
  Human Asian Characters
So last night I was watching Law & Order: SVU (Special Victims Unit-for those that do not watch it) and I was amazed at what I saw….

For the first time, since I have watched the show, did an Asian character react strongly to a situation Not only did this character’s actions add dimension to the character, as most Asian characters are portrayed as one-dimensional and unfeeling, but his outburst/ reaction to internet pedophiles made him seem human.
It seems as though, often-Asian characters are portrayed as unfeeling robots. Asian women are usually portrayed as exotic sex toys, and Asian men are usually portrayed as asexual, un-relatable personality facets. Why is that?
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