What Would Yellow Ranger Do?

This wonderfully smart cartoon by Shing Yin Khor about a favorite nineties Asian American icon has been making the social media rounds and if you haven’t seen it yet, take five seconds and read it. It is, as The Toast tagged it, among “literally perfect things we are happy to publish.”

As a child of the nineties, I definitely remember watching Power Rangers whether I was allowed to or not. And though I remember little about the show other than general butt-kicking by costumed teens, I do remember the Yellow Ranger as an early affirmation that Asian Americans could be on-screen. And even if she never taught any of us how to deal with the question: “Where are you from? No, really?” (which the cartoon treats with equal parts outrage and hilarity), I like to think Trini Kwan would have responded to the artist’s situation with just as much spunk and feminist rage. And only hope I can remember the punchline for future use.

Image credit: The Toast

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About Lily

East Coast Chinese American. I like thick-skinned dumplings and hard-covered books.
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