Via: Splinter News

Big shout out to Isha Aran and Splinter News for interviewing TRAKTIVIST founder Richie in this great piece! We absolutely love this discussion regarding Asian Americans + Music!

America Is in Love With Asian Music, but Asian American Artists Still Can't Catch a Break

"... If BTS can succeed in the U.S., why have actual Americans of Asian descent been virtually shut out from the top echelons of the music industry?

The absence of visible Asian Americans in music points to pretty clear racism, obviously. But it also points to the broader issue of what, exactly, it means to be Asian American. That’s a complicated conversation, especially since America has a fairly narrow idea of what a person of Asian descent looks like and, well, does..."

Read the full article here.