Siang Lu’s debut novel suggests whitewashing Asians for the screen is profitable. ‘People pay to see foreignness repackaged as stereotypes – and thus rendered virtually invisible.’
When climate change is used to explain migration, social inequality is naturalised.
Ms. Marvel represents a break from the ‘Muslim equals Middle Eastern’ portrayals popular in western media.
Tackling Islamophobia as a form of racism even when Muslims aren’t visible is key.
Racist and Islamophobic beliefs cannot find root in the minds and hearts of those who genuinely and frequently get to know each other’s communities.
When cultural stereotypes and nation branding collide, discussions of orientalism and cultural appropriation get complicated.
The invisibility of anti-Asian racism is inextricably connected to the model minority myth, which serves to disguise the violence experienced by Asian American and Asian Canadian women.
The need for security agencies and the media to view and present Islam and Muslims as constant potential threats feeds into a dangerously violent and deadly Islamophobia.
Aladdin draws on hundreds of years of anti-Muslim sentiment in western culture.
Russian president Vladimir Putin draws upon the imperial symbols of the Byzantine Empire to position Russia as the “third Rome.” Meanwhile, Byzantium is erased by western history books.
Controversy over a Chinese study that used CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology shows how the West still looks at the East through the lens of Orientalism.