Position Essay on Yellow Face Documentary Consider the documentary Yellow Face and the related videos presented in class, along with the article “Asian Women in Film: No Joy, No Luck” by Jessica Hagedorn (p. 343).
Write an essay in which you argue whether Hollywood writers and directors have a social responsibility to avoid stereotyping ethnic characters.
Pick one of these positions (not a neutral stance): either Hollywood writers and directors DO have a social responsibility to avoid stereotyping ethnic characters, or Hollywood writers and directors DO NOT have a social responsibility to avoid stereotyping ethnic characters.
Position Essay on Yellow Face Documentary Films
To develop your position, brainstorm films that depict various ethnicities, and then determine whether the portrayals are damaging or benign. You might also consult Michael Omi’s “In Living Color: Race and American Culture,” (p. 538). Maintain your position while addressing the counterargument, and propose one or more solutions in your conclusion.
Begin with a sheet of notebook paper to show your prewriting and use the scratch outline form for the essay.