Asian American doctors are being stereotyped on TV
“I’ve been watching Grey’s Anatomy, a new hospital drama about surgical interns. Sandra Oh has a prominent role as Cristina Yang, an uber-competitive tough cookie who looks out for herself and doesn’t seem to have much interest in the human aspects of being a doctor — she’s in it for the amazing science of it. Nothing seems to make her more excited than the thought of scrubbing in and cutting some people up.
I can barely remember ER, but wasn’t this the kind of character Ming Na played? Wasn’t her character accused of being, well, too clinical? Those Asian robot doctors, so stoic and unfeeling, all about the science and not about the patients.”