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Asian American History 101

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Dec 14, 2020

Welcome to Episode 3 of the Asian American History 101 Podcast.

In this episode, co-hosts Gen & Ted Lai take on the topic of whitewashing in Hollywood. This is part 1 of 2 on the topic of whitewashing. In this episode, they talk about some reasons for whitewashing, yellowface, and brownface, go over a brief history of the practice through the 1970s, and talk a little about the impact of these practices. In the final segment, we remember Tony Hsieh and Thuy Nguyen and celebrate accomplishments by Chef David Chang, Mike Magpayo, Kim Ng, and Gitanjali Rao. Want to learn more? Visit our site at or for social media. Questions, comments, or suggestions? Email us at