The China Doll: Asian Stereotypes


The stereotype of the “China Doll” or “Lotus Blossom” has often been perpetuated by the media — women as submissive and quiet servants.

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Transformed into White Gods: The desire to be white


David Byunghyun Lee over at Gawker writes an excellent essay about the tensions between Korean and American culture, and struggles with Asian-American identity.

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Tiger Mom: “Some groups are just better than others”


Amy Chua, infamous “Tiger Mom,” is at it again. This time, she claims some groups are just plain better than others. Yikes.

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The perpetual foreigner: “Where are you really from?”


There is a widespread phenomenon known as the “perpetual foreigner” syndrome. This is a common perception that Asian Americans are not really “American,” regardless of how long one has lived in the US.

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Harvard student charged with bomb hoax


Is school so stressful that a person would rather go to prison than take a final exam? A Harvard University student emailed bomb threats to try to get out of a final exam.

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White man dresses up like Roger Federer in China


White guy wonders if asians have a hard time telling white people apart. He dresses as Roger Federer to test his hypothesis.

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#notyourasiansidekick hashtag to highlight Asian-American feminism


Freelance writer Suey Park, advocate for the Asian American feminism, created a new hashtag to discuss issues of feminism and stereotypes related to Asian American culture.

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Are Asians really bad drivers?


In today’s weekly post, we explore the stereotype: are Asians really bad drivers? Where does this stereotype come from? What are the facts?

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