What does it mean to be Asian in America?

Kevin Zheng (an asian male) in New York

Let's Start Out With An Introduction

Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States.  Even though they are so successful in today's economy, they are rarely given the credit they deserve.  They are highly discriminated against and usually it is so inconspicuous that it seems almost normal in our society to brand them with certain stereotypes.  American doesn't accept them because they are "foreigners" and Asia doesn't accept them because they were born in America.  Here are a couple of examples of how Asians are treated in America through some different lenses.

From a Male Perspective

Asian Males are heavily stereotyped in America.  People automatically  judge them based off what they look like and there race.  Asian male stereotypes are so common nowadays that people almost accept them as a normal thing in life. A very common stereotype is that Asian men are not as manly and are "not real men".  Not only is this an insult to Asians but to females also.  Another widely known stereotype is that Asian men can't play sports.  This is also untrue and there are many Asians who excel at the sports they play.  The last infamous stereotype is that all Asian men are good at math and have a job in tech.  While many people will argue that this is a "positive' stereotype, it is still a bad thing.  People will think that because you are Asian you are automatically smart and don't need any extra help.  This hurts the people who actually require help and are too shy to ask.  Asian male stereotypes are very hurtful and they are very common in our society today.

Economic Viewpoint

Asian Americans are always thought to be the richest and the best educated in America. While this may seem like another "positive" stereotype, I have to say once again, there is no such thing as a positive stereotype.  There are multiple studies that actually show that Asian citizens and families make more money annually and that they have the best educated children.  However many people fail to realize that not all Asians are like that.  This puts more pressure on Asian American students to follow this "standard" and puts more stress on them.  There is no such thing as a positive stereotype because you are still judging someone by what they look like and it could be very disrespectful to them.  

The End.
Just Kidding I have to have an conclusion

In the end, Asian Americans are always going to be stereotyped.  No matter, what society is going to have labels and signs that mark a person by what they look like.  There still needs to be a more active stand against Asian stereotypes because it still is hurtful and so common that everyone does it.  Even if I had never met some person before they will always have some stereotypes pop through there mind and instantly judge me through them.  This is a problem that needs to be solved not just with Asians but all races in general.  A person should be judged by their own characteristics and personality, not by their appearance.

So what will you do to change this part of our society? What will you do to change the way people judge other people?

If you would like to enjoy a video of cute dogs here you go

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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I liked the dog video but I still think you should have added selfies

2 years ago
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^^ that's true and very nice representation using graphs and other images πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

2 years ago
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I thought that video where he polled people on the street about stereotypes. That was really eye-opening. Overall, I thought the project was well laid-out, and you had your groups/lenses up there, I think. Looked good.

2 years ago
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If you're looking for constructive criticism, in the 2nd line under your video you used "there" instead of "their," and in your intro you accidentally added an "n" onto "America," so instead of saying "America doesn't..." you said "American doesn't..." But aside from that, you rocked it.

2 years ago
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"While many people will argue that this is a "positive' stereotype, it is still a bad thing." Word.