Netflix & Marvel, Please Give Us an Asian American Iron Fist

Chris Hemsworth. Chris Evans. Chris Pratt. How can there be three blond Chrises playing Marvel superheroes and no Asian Americans? As Netflix develops its next Marvel series, Iron Fist, audiences call for the main character’s race to change in order to reflect real world demographics, remove elements of Orientalism, and correct a legacy of cultural appropriation.

#OscarsSoWhite: Diversity is the Oscars' Biggest Snub

On Jan. 14, the Academy Award nominees were announced, reigniting the recurring discussion about the film industry’s lack of diversity. For the second consecutive year, all of the acting nominations went to Caucasian actors and actresses, reviving the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag on social media. Along with the public, many prominent celebrities used social media as a platform to amplify their voices.