MANAA is dedicated to monitoring the media and advocating balanced, sensitive, and positive coverage and portrayals of Asian Pacific Americans

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MANAA Founding President Guy Aoki with Ken Jeong, his wife & some of the "Dr. Ken" cast
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Last Airbender protest 2010
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  • MANAA gets heavy press coverage over ‘Licorice Pizza’ criticism

    On December 18, Rafu Shimpo published a statement from MANAA criticizing the casual racism found in the movie “Licorice Pizza”, and asked film critic associations to withhold nominations for awards this season. The reaction has been swift, with a number of media outlets echoing MANAA’s concerns and quoting from the statement, including: Entertainment Weekly: “Asian

  • Casual racism in “Licorice Pizza” doesn’t deserve awards

    Due to the casual racism found in the movie “Licorice Pizza,” the Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) believes that Paul Thomas Anderson’s film is not deserving of nominations in the categories of Best Picture, Best Director, or Best Original Screenplay, and is asking other film critic associations to pass over it this awards

  • Two TV Networks Plummet To Their Worst Grades In 8 Years In Annual Report Cards

    Even During the Anti-Asian Hate Pandemic, None Have Agreed To Continue Meetings LOS ANGELES-Between 2001 and 2012 and 2017 and 2020, the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (APAMC)–which has met with the Presidents and Vice Presidents of ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox since 1999/2000–has issued grades on various categories to assess the networks’ progress in including Asian/Pacific

  • Jay Leno Apologizes to Asian American Community For Koreans/Chinese Eating Dogs/Cats Jokes

    LOS ANGELES— Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA), the only organization solely dedicated to advocating balanced, sensitive, and positive depiction and coverage of Asian Americans, has resolved its decades-long grievances against former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno. Between 2002 and 2012, Leno made at least nine documented jokes about Koreans or Chinese eating dogs

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