It seems that within the past few decades, the media and entertainment industry has really worked on targeting interracial relationships. Initially I had not noticed it until my boyfriend pointed it out to me while we were watching television one day. I had never thought about how advertisements and the episodes of tv shows are cast to appeal to a certain demographic of people. The more I began to consider it and research about the subject, I discovered it was actually a fairly common action.
Furthermore, Julie Chen, formerly known as the Chenbot due to her very formal and monotone TV presence, has come out of her shell!
She is much more likable and personable, even weaving tales from her family into the dialogue. She laughs and smiles more and is not above participating in skits and pranks on the show.
There's just one thing: she is using stereotypical Asian voices and broken dialect for humor, like when she says things like "ancient Chinese secret!" or mimics her mom talking at the dinner table. Once she referred to white men dating Asian women, remarking "Once you go Yellow, you never go back!." Cute ...but do we really want to refer to Asian people as "yellow."