Problematic Media Representations Aren’t “Realistic,” They’re Dangerous

Throwing the buzzword “problematic” at media and its creators for perceived political ills has become a cliche at this point. But becoming desensitized may prove to be more harmful than beneficial.

White actor Mickey Rooney playing a caricature of a Japanese man in classic film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Photo courtesy of Breakfast at Tiffany’s
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