Arden Cho is a Korean-American actress, known for her work on the Mtv show, Teen Wolf. In a recent photo shoot, she chose to wear the color yellow for her outfit. On her website, she posts the pictures and writes a story revolving the pictures. Cho reveals that she was once told that she shouldn’t wear yellow because she is yellow and the color would not look well on her. By wearing the yellow outfit anyway, chose to defy the stereotype.
This reminded me of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. In the novel, the white people, such as Dr. Flint, does not think of Linda or her family as valuable as people and not smart. However, that is not true. Linda and her family was treated poorly and people stereotyped them.
When thinking of these two instances, the word “multiculturalism” can come to mind. Multiculturalism refers to differences of race and ethnicity, like Korean- Americans and African- Americans. However, Stuart Hall says that “multiculturalism and racism are increasing at one and the same time” (pg. 156). When thinking about the two stories, both characters are of a different race than the other characters, which makes the surrounding area become multicultural. However, both Linda and Arden Cho have been treated differently because of their race and like the quote from the essay, racism and harsh comments have been and still are a problem.