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Asians

Total Quotes : 34
Need Like

We need more diversity - we need more African-Americans on screen, Latinos, Asians, different religions. We have to be better about reflecting what our world looks like.

- Allison Schroeder

Give Muslim

People's identities as Indians, as Asians, or as members of the human race, seemed to give way - quite suddenly - to sectarian identification with Hindu, Muslim, or Sikh communities.

- Amartya Sen

Proud Tell

I'm proud of my roots. There are not many Asians in the music industry so it's important for me to tell people where I'm from.

- Coco Lee

Asian American Been

Working on 'Fresh Off the Boat' has been really enlightening to me because it's made me actually think about the roles that Asians and Asian-American women have played in media. Not because I didn't think it was important before, but because before, I was really focused on just paying my rent.

- Constance Wu

Bad Movie

I felt pretty good growing up. I didn't feel a lot of prejudice or racism. But I do remember, if there was going to be a movie or a television show with Asian characters, I would go out of my way to avoid them, because they portrayed all Asians as either ridiculously good or ridiculously bad; you know, the whole Charlie Chan-Fu Manchu thing.

- David Henry Hwang

Very Codes

People like to say that East Asians in general, and Japanese in particular, are not very expressive: there's that term 'inscrutable.' But often, Europeans just don't get the Asian codes. Believe me, the message is being expressed OK.

- David Mitchell

Think Possible

I didn't think it was possible for Asians to be actors.

- John Cho

Some Flipped

Why don't we hear more about and from Asians when it comes to race in America? Are Asians the new Invisible Man - there but not there? In some ways, yeah. Blacks and whites are always carping about the metrics of racism. And any conversation about immigration reform is immediately flipped into a referendum on Hispanics.

- John Ridley

Very Britain

There are very few people who are Asian who have the kind of global reach that I have, not just with Asians but with non-Asians. I've worked hard for what my name represents, my brand, not just in Britain but around the world.

- Gurinder Chadha

College Kinds

You gotta understand, there are two different kinds of Asians - the kind who are good at school, obey their parents, go to college - that kind of stuff. And then you have my family - me, my brother, all of my cousins - we're just wretched people.

- Bobby Lee

More Most

Westerners, more than most Asians, are prone to feelings of fear, self-hatred, and unworthiness.

- Jack Kornfield

Burn Lot

Asians are nice people, but they burn a lot of shirts.

- Don Rickles

Misunderstanding

I'm so sick of people misunderstanding Asians in America and what we're about.

- Eddie Huang

Country Nadir

American policies toward Asians reached a nadir in 1924, with the implementation of a law that sought 'to preserve the idea of American homogeneity' and denied admission to the country to most non-whites. Immigration from Asia was banned completely, with the establishment of an 'Asiatic Barred Zone.'

- Karan Mahajan

ABC Lot

I was in one of the first sitcoms that had a lot of Asians in it. It was called 'Gung Ho' on ABC.

- Emily Kuroda

Never Caught

There are old-money Asians that would never be caught dead with a Chanel handbag or sporting anything that has a label it.

- Kevin Kwan

Need Role

More Asians need to be on television as a positive role model.

- Kiana Tom

Been Increased

The roles for South Asians may have increased by a decent number but there has been a negligible change in the quality of these roles. We still have to fight stereotypes. Fortunately, I've had the priviledge of working with people who look beyond the color of your skin.

- Lavrenti Lopes

Country Almost

When I was growing up, Asians were so few and far between as to be almost invisible. And so the idea of an Asian American movement or an Asian American thrust in this country was unthinkable.

- Grace Lee Boggs

Here Unexpectedly

Unexpectedly, I'm here now, so I need to let all the U.S. marketers know that Asians are not different. We are all the same.

- Psy

Matter Our

Latinos, Asians, African-Americans, women - we're all trying to find our place in this world of cinema and television and theater. And the great thing with comedy is that most of the time, you could be orange. It doesn't matter, as long you're funny.

- Sandra Bullock

Love About

You remember all those phrases about how 'these people' - Asians - don't value human life like we do. Well if you spend any time around them, you discover that they love their children just as much as we love ours. That is certainly true of the Vietnamese.

- Neil Sheehan

Play Private

I'm an actor. Since I was a teenager, I have had to play different characters, negotiating the cultural expectations of a Pakistani family, Brit-Asian rudeboy culture, and a scholarship to private school. The fluidity of my own personal identity on any given day was further compounded by the changing labels assigned to Asians in general.

- Riz Ahmed

Need More

We need to encourage the presence of more Asian writers and executive producers so they can fight for normalizing the casting of Asians in traditional American roles.

- Vincent Rodriguez III

Concerned Hustling

Many people, not just Asians, are more concerned with hustling and getting to meetings with contacts to gain success.

- Steven Yeun

Believe Hovering

I believe that we are still hovering around the realm of Asians playing all types of Asians. I do not see that changing any time soon just because there is a limited pool of Asian actors.

- Steven Yeun

Bad Like

Saying women aren't funny is now like saying Asians can't drive or saying black people have bad credit. It's just really, like, so obsolete.

- Whitney Cummings

Some Hoped

When I started acting, I hoped I could make some kind of positive contribution to this world. When I get a letter from some kid in Nebraska saying that, prior to Han, nobody wanted to be his friend because Asians weren't cool if they weren't into martial arts - Now he's accepted and recognized as a human being. That's pretty awesome, right?

- Sung Kang

Christians

A lot of Republicans are white Christians, but the Republican Party is reaching out to Hispanics, and reaching out to blacks, and reaching out to Asians.

- Susan Estrich

More Whole

In the tennis world, there weren't a whole lot of Asians playing. You see it a little bit more now. The same can really be said for basketball.

- Michael Chang

Believe Swamped

I believe we are in danger of being swamped by Asians.

- Pauline Hanson

Beauty About

Asian people have a unique way about them and a different sense of beauty. It's exotic to me. I like they way Asians project their feelings. There's a hardness to the culture, but at the same time there's a delicateness.

- Paz Vega

Area Town

In my town, and especially in my area, there were people from everywhere: Algerians, Senegalese, French people, Asians, all kinds of immigrants and natives, and everyone circulated.

- Tahar Rahim

Love Mostly

It's a myth that generally Asians are mostly vegetarians. The Japanese are the kings of red meat, but it's expensive. The Chinese and Vietnamese love their pork. Many Indians, especially the Muslims, can't live without their lamb.

- Wolfgang Puck