Brown and Yellow Asians… Who’s “Asian”? (‘Escape From Plan A’ Ep. 86)

Four people and ethnicities -- Chris (Korean), Sarina (Punjabi), Jay (Tamil), and Quyen (Vietnamese) -- talk about the diverse Asian experience.

5 years ago

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A common debate in Asian American spaces, especially online ones, is how inclusive the term “Asian” can be. Does it only describe yellow people, and if so, how yellow are Southeast Asians, especially those who are darker-skinned? Does it include brown Asians? If so, how do the noticeable differences in experience get accounted for? Chris (Korean), Sarina (Punjabi), Jay (Tamil), and Quyen (Vietnamese) come together to tackle this intricate topic.

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