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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#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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