Camilla Fojas is a mestiza Filipina and Vincent de Paul Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies and Global Asian Studies at DePaul University in Chicago. She researches and writes about pop culture and Hollywood and is the author of the forthcoming book from the University of Texas Press “Pop Imperialism: Island Frontiers of the U.S. Imaginary.” This op-ed was written in association with The OpEd Project, which seeks to expand the range of opinion voices.