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Media Portrayals of Asian Americans

  • By: Hong-Le Ha
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Historically, media portrayals of Asian Americans have been ambivalent. Asian Americans have been depicted either as a threat—the “yellow peril”— or as a role model for other minority groups. In the late 19th century, Asian Americans were considered a threat because ...

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