Effects of Stereotyping in Type Casting on the Careers of Racial Minority Actors


by : 
Sarthak P.


While films, television shows, and theatrical productions are popular sources of entertainment, audiences often do not realize what is happening behind the scenes. Racial discrimination in the workplace is something that society has been dealing with for generations. The Film and Theatre industries are no exception to this; historically, Asian and Asian American actors have been offered comparatively few roles and oftentimes these actors are cast only to portray certain stereotypes. The Theatre and Film industries are already highly competitive, but it presents the aspiring Asian and Asian American actors a much higher challenge to be a part of these industries due to the lack of roles for people coming from this background.