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The tired, trite, troubling stereotypes are nothing new; spewing them out again and again is far from funny. For the 9 million Asian American men who live in this country, it was yet another day where mainstream culture attempted to mitigate our identities.
SEE ALSO: As an Asian American, I am invisible in this country After all, throughout the past few decades, American culture has attempted to completely castrate Asian American men and their masculine identities.
So it’s no wonder that Asian Americans, namely those from East Asian lineage, have turned to social media to air their grievances in the past months alone.
From Hollywood’s rampant white wash of characters, to speaking up about the lack of Asian faces in TV and films, woke blogs like seem to keep individuals and media enterprises in check.
Hsiang says that from her research, the media has had a direct impact on the lives of Asian Americans.
“This is a direct result of racist media portrayals of Asian men as undesirable and hearing statements like, ‘I don’t date Asian men,'” she says.