AAPIs ore often left out of many DEI conversations, programs, and initiatives.
East Asian American white-collar professionals are the least likely group to be promoted from individual contributor roles into management — less likely than any other race, including blacks and Hispanics.
Asian American communities to have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and overrepresented in business sectors that have been hardest hit by COVID-19.
Pandemic has exacerbated anti-Asian xenophobia and racism, which have historically acted as barriers to equity.
Korean businesses were heavily targeted during the Los Angeles 92’ riots, negatively impacting the community for years since.
Squid Game marks another victory in the fight to grow representation of the AAPI community in film and entertainment, featuring Korean culture and traditions while paving the way for other AAPI communities to also have their stories told.
Squid Game made history by becoming the first non-English language series with 14 nominations for the Primetime Emmys. Celebrating this cultural phenomenon shaped by Korean creators and Netflix, we are delighted that the City of Los Angeles is announcing the proclamation of Squid Game Day on September 17th.
Also, celebrating Squid Game’s Lee Jung-Jae for making Emmy history.
Lee Jung-jae, the star of the series, took home the top acting prize and became the first person from a foreign-language show to win best actor in a drama. And Hwang Dong-hyuk won the drama directing Emmy.
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