Shalini Shankar is an associate professor of
anthropology and Asian American studies at Northwestern University and the
author of the forthcoming ethnography Advertising
Diversity: Ad Agencies and Asian American Consumers. She is a Public Voices Fellow with The
ABC has toned down Eddie Huang’s unfiltered and hilarious memoir for the latest addition to its multicultural line-up, Fresh Off the Boat, but it’s still an important step toward putting an end to one-note stereotypes.