1. I wrote about controversial Asian American casting decisions in Hollywood for The Mary Sue
  2. This topic is especially relevant in light of the Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana
  3. Obviously, whitewashing is the first issue Hollywood needs to correct
  4. But accurate representation is important too
  5. Asians are not interchangeable
  6. We are not all the same
  7. Same goes for other ethnicities
  8. Of course, actors are allowed to play people different from themselces
  9. But since minorities are so underrepresented as it is, it's important to promote accurate representation
  10. Instead of perpetuating harmful stereotypes