I’m Mike Miller, I’m a third year Comparative Literature major. My favorite memory of Asian American pop culture would have to be watching Linsanity blow up last year.

I think that popular culture is anything that is especially visible or accessible in a culture, those things which are available and enjoyable for everyone. Asian American popular culture would then be anything which is especially visible, accessible, or popular within Asian American culture. Popular culture of any kind is relevant because it reaches a massive audience, popular culture has an impact on the way people view everything that they encounter, media outlets and others who “control culture” to a certain extent have a lot of pull over how a people view things within their society. Ethnic studies are important because it is important to look at the world from more perspectives than just that of your own culture.

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