9 Aziz Anzari’s Jokes That Totally Hit Home For Latinos
From little problems with our family at home, to larger problems across the film industry, Aziz Ansari’s original Netflix series, “Master Of None,” totally relates to the Latino community. Here are a couple scenes that definitely touch home:
As first generation children, we take every moment possible to thank our parents for their sacrifices.❤️
Yet it feels like everything we do will never be enough to repay them.
However, that doesn’t stop our parents from lecturing us about how their childhood was so much more difficult than ours.
Although we don’t want to admit, we know our childhood is a breeze compared to our parents’ and sometimes we don’t fully realize and appreciate that.
Dev also understands the struggle of having to help our parents with technology. ?
And it isn’t easy. ?
No matter how many times we try to teach them, sometimes it’s helpless.?
Technology is a completely different language to our parents, and we’re pretty much their translators.
In addition to Dev’s parents, “Master of None” also gives us Denise and Rachel:
They completely understand that women are constantly objectified.
They both give us a taste of the type of oppression women experience on a day-to-day basis.
Denise and Rachel give us the raw truth: women are not treated equally. This is seen clearly in the Latina wage gap across the U.S.
In regards to the world of entertainment, “Master of None” portrays the issue of minorities being given stereotypical roles in films.
When auditioning for the role of an “unnamed cab driver,” Dev is asked to do an Indian accent and is then kicked out of the audition because he refuses to do the accent. So is he not “Indian enough” for the role of a cab driver?
Dev talks to his friend about this audition and points out: “Isn’t it frustrating that so much of the stuff we go out for is just stereotypes? Look I get it. There probably is a Pradeep who runs a convenience store, and I have nothing against him, but why can’t there be a Pradeep just once who’s, like, an architect, or he designs mittens or does one of those jobs?” – “Master of None”
This same issue is seen amongst Latinas in the film industry:
It’s time to stop casting Latinas as hot-headed, sexy, maids.
Posted by ATTN: on Saturday, July 2, 2016
What if you were told you weren’t “Latina enough”?
After his awful audition, Dev highlights the issue of Indians being underrepresented in films:
There are white, non-Indian actors that often play the roles of Indians in films.
And the underrepresentation of Latinos in the film industry is just as problematic. Remember when Ben Affleck was cast as Tony Mendez in 2012’s “ARGO”?
Unfortunately, “ARGO” has not been the only film with white, non-Latino actors being cast as Latinos.
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