New York Times Off Color: Kristina Wong uses humor to talk about race

Off Color, a video series, highlights artists of color who use humor to make smart social statements about the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious ways that race plays out in America today.

Dating in Los Angeles is not easy. Just ask Kristina Wong, a Chinese-American performance artist and writer who says she wants reparations for “yellow fever,” a common term for the fetishization of Asian women by white men. “Even in high school or middle school there would be white boys saying I like dating Asian girls because they’re more quiet and submissive and sweet,” Ms. Wong said in an interview. “It’s like they’re unable to acknowledge that there is something going on and there’s a specific reason they are dating all these women as if they were interchangeable.”

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Also, if you have time, check out her appearance on w. Kamau Bell’s Totally Biased: