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  •  Ugh, just poor character development (5+ / 0-)
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    in this series.  Due to the poor characterization, haven't had the time to consider the racial makeup of the characters. The ONLY saving grace for this series' second season was the makeup FX, btw.

    But really, only ONE Asian male in the entirety of the main character lineup.  Glad they're starting to flesh him out more (and he was the best character in the second season), but really.  ONE? I'm saying this as an half-Asian female.  

    Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact. - William S. Burroughs

    by smugbug on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 05:23:45 PM PST

    •  Hey, be glad we get that much! (4+ / 0-)
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      I was kind of in shock that they even had an Asian male character. Usually TV- and movieland only consists of Asian female stereotypes.

    •  To be fair, (2+ / 0-)
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      You should probably take the story's setting into account before criticizing having only one Asian male.  The show is set in Georgia.  The Census bureau tells me Asians make up 3.4% of Georgia's population.  Given that there are only 10 or so people in the group, it would probably be a little strange for 3 or 4 of them to be Asian in Georgia.

      The criticism would be valid if the show was set in California or Seattle or some other place with a large Asian population to start from, but having only one Asian on the show doesn't bother me in this context.  

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      by Cixelsyd on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 08:14:25 AM PST

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      •  i wonder it is bothers asian folks (0+ / 0-)

        or other people of color. whether it bothers you--or any or given viewer--is irrelevant to thinking through the role of Glenn's racial identity and the historical context of Asian masculinity in mass media.

      •  And...to be fair (0+ / 0-)

        in the context of the story, a few of the characters are NOT from Atlanta or Georgia.  I have friends in Georgia, I am fully aware of the racial makeup of that state.

        Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact. - William S. Burroughs

        by smugbug on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 11:49:32 AM PST

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    •  However, Glenn (0+ / 0-)

      is one of the few Asian males on TV that is in an inter-racial relationship.  It's usually Asian women that are in the inter-racial relationships (I found it odd that on Battlestar Galactica the Asian woman on the show - Boomer - had relationships with two white men)

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      by newjeffct on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 04:51:31 PM PST

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