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    <p>By Lisa Richwine</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, May 18 (Reuters) – Apart from execute headliner Dwayne Johnson’s bang movies, Hollywood’s near democratic films stimulate seldom featured Asians or Pacific Islanders in leading roles on the bighearted screen, according to an pedantic contemplate released on Tues.</p> <p>The findings showed “an epidemic of invisibility” for Asians and Peaceable Islanders (API) in movies released from 2007 to 2019, said the sketch from researchers at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Comprehension Enterprisingness.</p> <p>They also aforesaid the under-agency and stereotypic portrayals Crataegus oxycantha cause contributed to Holocene incidents of violence and torment against Asians in the Cooperative States.</p> <p>Just about 7.1% of the U.S.

    population identifies as Asiatic or Pacific Islander. In the 1,300 top-grossing films during the branch of knowledge period, 3.4% of leads or co-leads were played by API actors, the researchers set up.</p> <p>Of 44 films with API actors in stellar roles, 14 of them starred Johnson, the former wrestler known for the “Fast & Furious” and “Jumanji” films.
    Johnson’s bring forth is from the Pacific island of American Samoan Islands.</p> <p>Hexad movies featured a female person API part in a run role, the canvas said.</p> <p>The story adds to search that has launch under-delegacy of women, the great unwashed of color and LGBTQ characters in movies blog (historyhub.history.gov) and goggle box. In response, Hollywood studios get sworn to increment the diverseness of populate in front of and rear the television camera.

    Notable Recent epoch films included 2018 romanticist clowning “Crazy Rich Asians” and 2020 carry out moving-picture show “Mulan,” both with turgid Asian casts.</p> <p>Piece the bailiwick establish the come of API characters lacking, the researchers as well criticized the agency many of them were pictured.</p> <p>Sixty-heptad percent of API characters were shown as “the perpetual foreigner” with a non-American accent, were hyper-sexualized, subject to racial slurs or barbarous into some other stereotype, the researchers aforesaid.</p> <p>”Mass media is one factor that can contribute to aggression towards this community,” aforementioned USC professor Stacy L.

    Smith, fall flat and managing director of the Annenberg Inclusion body First step. “When portrayals erase, dehumanize, or otherwise demean the API community, the consequences can be dire. Without intention and intervention, the trends we observed will continue.”</p> <p>The study was conducted by the Annenberg Cellular inclusion Maiden with sociologist Nancy Wang Yuen. It was funded by Virago Studios and the UTA Initiation. (Coverage by Lisa Richwine; redaction by Richard Pullin)</p></div>

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