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Asian American immigrant presence on TV doubled since 2020: Study

The research reveals the capacity of nuanced portrayals to influence audiences' attitudes, beliefs and actions toward immigrant communities in real life.

Scene from Netflix's Never Have I Ever. Image - Twitter via Netflix

A recently published study by Define American, a nonprofit for narrative change, and the USC Norman Lear Center's Media Impact Project examined how frequently and well immigrant characters are represented in scripted television and streaming networks in the United States.

‌‌The report titled, Change the Narrative, Change the World 2022: The Power of Immigrant Representation on Television, examined The CW's Roswell, New Mexico, FOX's The Cleaning Lady, Netflix's Never Have I Ever, and CBS's Bob Hearts Abishola.

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