Asian American Stereotypes

Pertaining to Tracy Lai’s article titled, “Asian American Women”, Lai
discusses how stereotypes dehumanize people while turning them into objects to be
manipulated. Lai touches on the topic of how Asian people and cultures are
stereotyped as being inferior and exotic. The problem that Lai brings to our
attention is that it is a struggle to be an Asian in America due to the fact that Asians
have been denied political, economic and social equality in America. Lai also
brings to our attention the die hard myth that Asians have made it in America, which
is far from the truth.
I sense that Lai’s argument is extremely effective due to the fact that
stereotypes are not only seen among Asians, ...

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Lai’s personal feelings, it allowed me to
understand her beliefs to a greater extent because I was able to see where she was
coming from.
Certainly I agree with Lai’s views because I have noticed that Asians are
depicted as being inferior. For example, if you have ever seen a movie or a
television show that had an Asian character, nine times out of ten the Asian
character is depicted as being mathematicians, naive, and speaks with broken
English. I have also noticed that there are very few Asian politicians, as well as
very few women politicians, within our culture. I do not know if this problem
stems from Asian Americans not having a historical/authoritative figure like Dr.
Martin Luther King representing African Americans, and Susan B. Anthony
representing woman’s rights to vote. However, I do know that Asians do not
receive the same types of opportunities as others because they have been
stereotyped for so long as being inferior. In addition, I feel that the ...

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