Jay Caspian Kang Says Lumping Asian Americans As One Leaves Many Behind

Author Jay Caspian Kang says there's big problems with putting Asian Americans all in the same group.

10/20/2021 3:00:00 AM

Author Jay Caspian Kang says there's big problems with putting Asian Americans all in the same group.

Author Jay Caspian Kang says there's big problems with putting Asian Americans all in the same group.

Jay Caspian Kangsees a big problem with lumping every Asian American into one big group ... he says the practice leaves a huge number of folks behind.The author joined us on"TMZ Live" Tuesday and told us about some of the topics he explores in his new book,"The Loneliest Americans," and why there are inherent problems in putting too many people in the same bucket.

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Jay says the Asian American community is extremely diverse, but that same diversity becomes diluted when they're taken as a whole ... and the ones who get left behind or forgotten are those with the fewest resources.Crown PublishingThe solution, Jay says, is getting back to celebrating diversity ... and understanding just how different people can be within larger groups, like the Asian American or LGBTQ+ communities.

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It's only a problem when you are lumping Asians together, it's ok when you do it to everyone else. If Asian people feel that way, people of color has always felt this way. Do all black people look alike or Asians?

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