May 24, 2009

Asians still see prejudice in TV jobs

Posted in Diversity, Employment, Television at 10:54 pm by dinaheng

Being an Asian American in television isn’t the rarity it used to be. There are increasing numbers of Asian actors, writers, directors and executives in the industry today, but those in the mix say there is still a long way to go before opportunity equates acceptance on the job.

Most say they’ve experienced some form of prejudice at work—comments about their race in the writers room, remarks about their cultural background on set, things no one would say for attribution.

To read this Television Week column, click here.


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