To address the anti-asian hate crimes that this country is experiencing, AWS felt compelled to address this "head on" by having a 30-minute anti-asian hate message. The moderator was not an asian person and simply spoke to the history of asian racism in the United States. While this is a start, it missed the MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR of why it's hard for asians (past and present) to integrate into this country - it's the fact there is a major language and cultural difference that are polar opposites of the United States.
I challenge any US-english speaking person to visit Asia where the language is completely different than any language found in Europe. You will learn quickly that: 1/ you will be ignored, 2/ you will be considered uneducated for not speaking perfectly, 3/ when you do speak, you may offend people, 4/ general gestures are completely different, and 5/ you will never be considered for a leadership role.
From a cultural standpoint, Asian people have respect for their elders - period. There's no "ifs ands or buts" about it. This isn't the case in this country because the only thing that matters are things like money, social status, and power. Additionally, some asian cultures choose to embrace the US ways, not because they have to but its because they need to. This stems from the fact 2nd+ generation asians know we're mis-understood by our looks alone and we want our fair share to succeed. BUT we know this does not work because main stream media, the film and music industry and our college institutions do not portray asians in a manner based on merit vs. the "look" (or appearance) those industries "want to see". Question is, why would a 3rd generation asian person appear to US citizens as foreigner?!
Thanks Amazon for trying but its clear you and the Diversity team doesn't understand much about Asian people other than the ones "you choose" to know.