The film for this week explored interracial marriage in conjunction with the common, reoccurring theme of the difficulty in growing up as a minority in
I agree with Grace that the film can come off as a little too nice. However, I feel that this could also be due to the lack of a white presence in the film. This may be the primary reason why the black community is not illustrated with typical problems blacks from
In response Han, who questioned the idea of a common bond between all colored people, I think the answer is yes and no. I do not think the majority of Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, etc have the mindset of “All of us people of color must stick together”. All minorities probably recognize they have shared experiences by living in a place dominated by whites. However, I feel that the various cultural values and means of assimilation separate various races/ethnicities across far too wide of a spectrum for any deeper bond to be felt. The fact that it is not unusual for there to be little solidarity between the East Asian races proves that there is most likely a gap even wider between Asian Americans and African Americans.