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Asian or Asian American Stereotypes
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Posted 4/20/10
Although I know that there are stereotypes for all races, gender and creed on this world, lets just narrow things down and focus on this topic first. hmm? k?
So just a few questions I want to know:
Name all the Asian stereotype you know :D
Do you think people get affected by these stereotypes?
And if you are Asian do you care for these stereotypes? If you can why or why not?
Do you think that these stereotypes are just plain stupid sometimes?
And where do you think these stereotypes come from?
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Posted 4/21/10
1. one dumb asian stereotype is bowing. I'm asian but I do not bow to anybody. Random white guys would bow when they see me pass by sometimes. I don't even know what asian culture that came from.
2. "Ching Chong Chong" <---WTF is that language. I have people saying it to me all the time.

but anyway, i learned about this topic recently. Asian women are stereotyped as mysterious or something like that. Asian men are either losers or they know some kind of karate, kung-fu, etc. There's also the stereotype that all asians are smart. i wish that was true.

I think it affects ppl to a point. depends if the person believes it or not and if they look to these stereotyped asians as role models. But it does influenced some asian ppl to act according to the stereotype. AND yes, i think these stereotypes are plain stupid. I learned that it came from the media.
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Posted 4/21/10
I apologize in advance if this offends anyone.

Some Asian stereotypes I've heard are:

1. All Asians look alike.
2. They are nerdy math lovers with over-sized backpacks.
3. Asian men have...um...*whispers* small penises.
4. Racists.
5. Reclusive; they keep to themselves.
6. Asian women are teases.

These are mostly stereotypes that I've herd of of Asian Americans. I'm not Asian but I do understand how stereotypes can affect you as a person. Sometimes the effect of such stereotypes forces you into categories among other races (like the "good" or "bad") which determines how you'll be treated. I think all of us have ingrained in our minds, whether we notice or not, preconceptions of other races and/or nationalities.

Are stereotypes stupid? Yes they are.

I think racial stereotypes come from people's several encounters with individuals of a race. Those encounters, being similar, spawn a stereotype which then permeate because they contain a sliver of truth. Though I agree that the media has alot to do with popularizing stereotypes; it is the audiences that say "yep that's true" or laugh at prancing stereotype making the said stereotype a hit and hence reusable.
Posted 4/21/10 , edited 4/21/10
hhhmmmm...........


we all look alike
ching ching chong chang
were good at math/smart
we think were better than any other race
were short
we use chopsticks
all asians wear glasses because we cant see
were really loud
have alot of siblings
strict parents (maybe that one is true...)
etc.......................thats all i remember
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Posted 4/21/10 , edited 4/21/10
Do you think people get affected by these stereotypes?
Not me. I just get a bit annoyed.
And if you are Asian do you care for these stereotypes? If you can why or why not?
No, I don't, because there are also other stereotypes to their races.
Do you think that these stereotypes are just plain stupid sometimes?
No, because those are true in SOME people, like from above
1. Short -thats true, must of us-
2. We use chopsticks (thats true, if you were born in or near China)
3. We're really loud (old people)
4. We're good at math/smart (It's not our fault, but our parents' fault)
5. Racists? yes, a lot of Asians are racist towards black people.....

And where do you think these stereotypes come from?

Because those are true, but just in SOME people...
Posted 4/21/10
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Posted 4/23/10 , edited 4/23/10
"Hey mom, I'm going to go hang out with my friends k? "
"are they guys?"
"yeah"
"NO THEY WILL RAPE YOU D<"
It seems to me that a lot of asian parents say this to their children, including mine and my friends. = =

Asian stereotypes besides those that have already been mentioned:
1. Asian parents have extrememly high expectations "A- ? NO DINNER FOR YOU TONIGHT "
2. Asian parents beat up their children instead of... "GO TO YOUR ROOM"
3. We only buy things on sale =A= because we're SO CHEAP D<
4. We LOVEE wasabi and kimchi and bubble tea all that stuff
5. We talk with accents like idk "HURRO PETER CHAO HERE"
6. We go take stickypics like 646812558786 times a day
7. Asians only hang out with other asians

Do you think people get affected by these stereotypes?
Yup, we think we HAVE to be smart and use chopsticks and speak chinese and all that because of these stereotypes.
And if you are Asian do you care for these stereotypes? If you can why or why not?
Couldn't care less.
Do you think that these stereotypes are just plain stupid sometimes?
Well they usually do apply to some of us, but not ALL.
And where do you think these stereotypes come from?
Everyday life.
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Posted 4/24/10
Asians hanging out only with other Asians is very true for the most part. I think that's part of the problem. Of course people are going to make assumptions if they don't have a chance to get to know you better.

I remember a friend of mine was complimenting about how open I am to hang with other kinds of people. I was kind of annoyed that he made it an issue in the first place.
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Posted 4/24/10
A lot of people think I'm super smart just 'cause I'm Asian. Yes, I will admit that I am smarter than most kids at my school, but that's not because I'm Asian.

A lot of white guys think that I'll automatically fall in love with them, apparently because "Asian women love American men". -_-"

Everyone asks me how to say "F*** you" in Chinese. I'm Thai.

Random people come up to me saying "ching chong chang ling" thinking I speak that unworldly language. Then beg me not to go Kung-fu mode on them when they see me get mad.

In other words, my life would be a lot less stressful and annoying if stereotypes didn't exist.


Posted 4/24/10 , edited 4/24/10
another one, we can't drive.
But like someone once said... at least we got insurance.

And I live in so cal, most of my asian friends are great drivers.
I myself have never had a ticket or any violation...

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Posted 4/24/10

thefinalword wrote:

another one, we can't drive.
But like someone once said... at least we got insurance.

And I live in so cal, most of my asian friends are great drivers.
I myself have never had a ticket or any violation...




This one is funny because asians always use that stereotype on themselves...
Posted 4/24/10
All asians are super smart
They can't drive
They have super strict parents
They know martial arts
Asians only hang out with other asians
They love fish and other asian food
They talk with asian accents
They talk the ching chong chong
Are short
Has glasses

Do you think people get affected by these stereotypes?
It gets annoying, to the point where I want to slap them.
And if you are Asian do you care for these stereotypes? If you can why or why not?
Oh yeah, don't even get me started on that. I am not your stereotypical asian.
Do you think that these stereotypes are just plain stupid sometimes?
No, they apply to some people, but not all.
And where do you think these stereotypes come from?
Media.
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Posted 4/24/10

Robo-Bot wrote:


A lot of white guys think that I'll automatically fall in love with them, apparently because "Asian women love American men". -_-"


The world needs more self respecting Asian women like you.
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Posted 4/24/10
the sterotypes r dying out now cause all the american born asians all act just like white people now, like they both steal alchohol from stores and go out and party and take drugs and have tons of sex, and some are tall and big. nowadays its hard to tell the difference between the whites and asians.
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Posted 4/24/10
well i have heard all kinds of things about asians.like that they are really smart,have strict parents etc.
and about how much people get affected people get by the stereotypes,it depends really
some people wont be too affected as others^^

and that are the stereotypes plain stuid or not?....its just that the people who have these stereotypes, they havent met really well asians and spend much time with them,thats the main reason i can think along with the affection of media^^
Which i think is only natural,to have such things as stereotypes for somethings your not familiar with too much^^
though it gets annoying from time to time.

and where the stereotypes comefrom?from the unknown^^
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