Is Awkwafina Problematic?

Her “Blaccent” needs to go, but should I cancel her?

Image courtesy of cnbc.com.

When I watched Awkwafina, aka Nora Lum, in the film Crazy Rich Asians, I laughed and thought the outlandish character she played using a New York-style “Blaccent” was a lot of fun as long as it was for that character alone.

Surely, she wouldn’t continue playing roles as an Asian talking with a…

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Khalid Birdsong

Khalid Birdsong

Visual artist, teacher, and world traveler. Writing articles makes me smile. Join my newsletter- https://khalidbirdsong.substack.com/