Eddie Huang‘s network television show Fresh Off the Boat with ABC has been hotly anticipated in both streetwear and larger pop culture, hoping to assimilate a deeper cultural understanding into the mainstream. Recently though, Huang has been rather frank about the process of maintaining his vision, which according to his account, has been rather daunting. The Baohaus founder and personality recently penned an account on New York Magazine‘s Vulture site, detailing the ‘necessary’ compromises of creating a race-driven show for the masses. Humorous, poignant and focused, find an excerpt of the piece below and head here for the full story.
From the Chinese Exclusion Act to Yick Wo v. Hopkins to your favorite talking head’s favorite “ching chong” jokes, America never ran out of the shadows to defend the honor of their obedient Chinamen. Despite being the “man’s” preferred lapdog of color, everything Asian-American immigrants have was fought for. We still wake up spotting the man 10 points, walking with our heads down, apologizing for our FOB-y aunts and uncles as if aspiring to wash your shirt or do your taxes were really such an insidiously foreign idea.