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How I Felt About Chris Rock's Asian Oscar Joke As A Chinese-American

Leo Xia | March 12, 2016

Note: This is an opinion piece that does not necessarily reflect the views of TutorMing or any of its affiliates.

During this year’s Oscars’, host Chris Rock decided to bring three children of Asian descent on stage for a joke that involved the stereotype of Asians being “smart and hardworking.” The three children, “Ming Zhu, Bao Ling, and David Moskowitz”, were introduced as the “most dedicated, accurate, and hard-working” accountants at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the firm that is responsible for counting up the Oscar votes.

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