While that fits some, in reality 50 percent of Asian Americans students after high schools attend community college.
USA Today talked to Asian American students about how the model minority myth impacts them personally.
“My aspirations are not culturally … Read more
Although it was not the first to do so, Time’s cover story in 1987 titled The Asian American Whiz Kids is often cited as an example of media coverage perpetuating the model minority myth.
I was born and raised in California and as a child, whenever people asked me my full name, it usually went like this:
“What’s your last name?”
“Oh, so do your parents own like a motel or hotel or something?”
The answer is no. Not every Indian family with the last … Read more
Asian American men in Hollywood are perceived as effeminate, wimp and geeks. To put it bluntly, Asian American men are supposed to have small penises.
As … Read more
Much has been made of John Cho getting the lead role in ABC’s new romcom, Selfie.
Cho himself has called the casting “revolutionary,” acknowledging that Asian American men don’t get many lead parts, let alone one that could lead to a romance.
It remains to be seen whether Cho will get an on screen kiss … Read more
Lucy Liu is arguably one of the highest profile Asian American actresses in Hollywood. Yet her relationship with the Asian American community might be described as tepid. There was that incident on David Letterman when she made the joke about looking Filipino. Then there was her breakout role on Ally McBeal in which some … Read more
The show which debuts Tuesday features Cho in a part originally intended for an older British actor.
Tinder matches people up based on mutual friends, interest and geographical location. If both users indicate they like each other, Tinder makes the introduction.
Omar Dawood was 7-years old.
was also just in first grade.
Nahla remembers watching the horrific pictures … Read more
Liu Wen opened up eyes when she became the first ever Asian spokesmodel for Estee Lauder (photo from Facebook).
A piece in The Gloss by Haley Hoover called Wen “an important figure for Asian-American girls” who’s “been breaking down race barriers for models.”
Wen recently opened up about her experience in an essay she … Read more