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Asian American Issues

May 28, 2009

A great website on Asian American issues – www.asian-nation.org.

Here’s a reprint of an article that appeared in the Los Angeles Times by David Pierson about Sex and the Asian Man which talks about the negative light the media portrays Asian men.

The stereotypes have a clear emotional effect on Asian American men, said William Liu, an assistant professor of counseling psychology at the University of Iowa. Those who live in predominantly non-Asian communities begin to loathe their appearance and develop ideals of beauty that value blond hair and blue eyes. Some court non-Asian women exclusively as a sign of status because “they’re able to overcome stereotypes and cultural prohibitions,” Liu said.

Asian American men lack the success Asian American women have had in interracial relationships. It’s a sensitive fact complicated by the belief by many in the community that society objectifies Asian females as hyper-sexual Suzy Wongs. The 2000 Census shows that Asian American women are more than twice as likely to be involved in an interracial marriage than their male counterparts.

Looks like there are many more issues to explore.  The site also gives props to one of my favorite websites www.angryasianman.com.

Thanks, Ken H. of DieselFish for sharing this via Facebook.

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