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Race in America: Giving Voice with John Cho

John Cho joins Washington Post Live (Video: The Washington Post)
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John Cho is known for his versatile acting roles from the “Harold & Kumar” movies to “Star Trek” to “Cowboy Bebop.” Cho speaks with Washington Post reporter David Nakamura about his new young adult novel, the impact of representation and how he sees the rise in anti-Asian racism during the coronavirus pandemic

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Highlights

“I’d always wanted to see an Asian American kid on the cover of a young adult novel … In 2020, because we were holed up… it caused me to reflect on my immigrant journey and what I conceived the country to be and what was the country was today.” – John Cho (Video: Washington Post Live)
“I imagined having the discussion about anti-Asian violence with myself and my parents or my parents have that discussion with me… I never imagined I would be having that discussion with my own children.” – John Cho (Video: Washington Post Live)
“I have to say no. I guess that’s my honest reaction, it doesn’t seem nearly enough.” – John Cho (Video: Washington Post Live)
“I want to tell our stories but I also want to decide what our stories are as a community rather than have someone tell us what is an Asian story and what is not an Asian story.” – John Cho (Video: Washington Post Live)

John Cho

Actor & Author, “Troublemaker”


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