From legal scholar Mari Matsuda’s book, Where is Your Body?
We must criticize racist images, we we must demand images that show the full range of Asian American humanity. I know so many outspoken, activist Asian Americans, but I have not seen an outspoken, activist Asian character on television. I know gay and lesbian Asian Americans, but I have never seen one portrayed in best-selling fiction. I know Asian Americans who are bad in math, who write novels, who sit as federal judges, who teach literature, who hustle in pool halls, and who have rich and complex personalities. I would hate to see this thick collection of humanity live and die with no recording of its presence, with no recognition in the image-making institutions of high and low culture in America.