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" asks sociology professor Rebecca Chiyoko King of the University of San Francisco.Now, however, a new wave of Asian actors and action heroes--Chow Yun Fat, Rick Yune and Jet Li--are showing that Asian stars can be objects of lust as well as the next guy.Marlon Villa, a Filipino from San Francisco whose wife is white, says the old idea was, "Black guys are studs, white guys have all the power and Asian guys are the nerdy little wimps that women wouldn't glance at."Charlie Chan was one early stereotype, formal and inscrutable.There were servants, and sneaky villains, and Bruce Lee--who, superman that he was, never got the girl on screen. "He's a funny martial artist, but are you going to sleep with him?One reason may be that many Asian men born in America face strong family pressure to be dutiful sons by marrying appropriate (read: same race, good family) women. Chang says his family told him, "Go forth and multiply--but only with a nice Korean girl." At the same time the message Asian men were getting from society was: you are not the masculine ideal. Asian-American men are marrying outside their ethnic group at a far faster rate than before, according to new research by demographer Larry Hajine Shinagawa.In his forthcoming book, "Asian Americans: Intermarriage and the Social Construction of Love," from Beacon Press, Shinagawa examines marriage-license data in California, and concludes that Asian-American men born in the United States are far more likely to marry women who are white (18.9%), of other Asian ethnicity (22.7%), or another racial minority (6%) than more recent immigrants.
He claims the typical Asian man will not gain an equal level of acceptance from marrying white as his Asian female counterpart would. Does it bring greater approval from the Asian family? It brings no greater regard from any side." Because of that, Shinagawa says, divorce rates for interracially married Asian men are much higher than those for Asian women.Your close group of yellow brothers banded around you in defiant support of the devastation and pain inflicted upon you with comforting words like: “It couldn’t be helped.White women just don’t like Asian guys…” “It’s not you, it’s the colour of your skin.” “That will teach you for thinking you could get a round-eye!As an ethnic group, Asian-Pacific Islanders have the highest proportion of college graduates (42 percent) and highest median household income (,249) in America.Stanford history professor Gordon Chang says the image of Asian-American men has progressed from "son of a laborer or laundryman" to "future Internet millionaire." In the age of Yahoo's cofounder Jerry Yang, traditionally negative stereotypes of Asian males as smart, studious and hardworking become positives.
Over the past 30 years, the Asian-American community has gotten used to the idea of Asian women intermarrying. The 1980 census found nearly three times as many marriages between Asian women and white men than between Asian men and white women.