The clear inference is that Asian men are not angry at reality, but are haunted by ghosts. And not only do white racists still exist everywhere, but they exist in white liberal circles as well. In a social environment which attaches an unfailingly positive vibe on contemporary interracial relationships, even Asian men who think deeply about this issue are prone to rely on the historic explanation of our ambivalence. With the election of Trump, the narrative of racial progress was not only put on pause, but it was revealed to be an almost total sham in the first place. But by placing the problem in the past, we gaslight our own emotions to be a product of what is, essentially, a fear of ghosts:. A sian male anger over WMAF is most often explained as a result of our anger over historical injustices:. Compare this to Ali Wong, who expresses a kind of social intuition that it is Asian women who are trying too hard to achieve whiteness, while Asian men are just being their normal Asian selves.
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A platform for Asian American writers and creators who want the freedom to communicate their vision of our chaotic and complex world, without being tethered to the assumptions and tropes of the past. But this may not be the case. This asymmetry is brought up by each of her male interviewees, as well as most of the women — matchmaker Katie Chen, and Dr. For Asian American men, the nagging sensation that the prevalence of WMAF is a problem, rather than a sign of progress, cuts severely across the grain of the mainstream narrative, which was that American society was inexorably improving on issues of race.