Newswise — It was a historic night at the Oscars for "Parasite." Yet while "Parasite" walked away with four awards including  Best Picture, none of the actors were recognized in bringing the film to life. 

Christina Chin, assistant professor of sociology is co-author of the study “Tokens on the Small Screen” about how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders remain underrepresented in Hollywood.

According to Chin, "it was exciting to see the movie walk away with four awards including Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Picture.  May this be a hopeful sign that the Hollywood industry will greenlight more projects that give Asian and Asian American artists additional opportunities to share their creative vision, perspective, and experiences."

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