After a year and a half of the pandemic, ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’, Marvel's first blockbuster film to feature an Asian American superhero did big numbers at the box office. This is from the same country where politicians were calling the COVID-19 virus the "China Flu", and we had a spate of violent crimes targeting Asian-Americans. In this episode of Know What You See, Brian Lowery talks to Jeff Yang and Phil Yu, co-hosts of the podcast "They Call Us Bruce" about how negative stereotypes and the deep lack of representation in the culture can lead to active change.
Brian Lowery is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and a social psychologist by training. He received his doctorate from UCLA in 2001 with a minor in statistical methods.
Phil Yu is the Korean-American blogger behind Angry Asian Man, which is a blog founded in 2001 focusing on Asian American news, media, and politics.
Jeff Yang has been observing, exploring, and writing about the Asian American community for over thirty years. He also launched one of the first Asian American national magazines.