Such social and romantic ostracism even by "fat white women with daddy issues" -- the sorts who go for black men according to standup comedian Jim Norton -- might seem incredulous to Asian men with an inflated ego to nurse.
Blasian couples may have more in common than anyone would have ever guessed.
At Vice, writer Zach Schwartz speaks about discovering this unique dating culture when he joined the Asian Men Black Women Persuasion Facebook group.
He contends, "Yeah, and I think [ideas about desirability and otherness are] influenced by our culture and media, and our history." As a Black woman, these kinds of conversations on desirability and otherness are a bit taxing and a quite hurtful. What's also very real is new trends in Black women dating Asian men--not because each feels undesirable to the world, but because each are desirable to one another.
"Blasian" romances can be found everywhere these days, whether perusing Facebook groups, or meeting with Black female and Asian male couples face to face, or liking photos of Blasian couples on Tumblr.
Josie Pickens is an educator, cultural critic and soldier of love.
No one would want to be in the shoes of a black man in America. Having the highest incarceration and unemployment rates, not to mention a reputation for violent behavior and drug use, black males are the most stereotyped segment of American demography. Apparently Asian men are actually worse off than their black counterparts, at least in one category -- dating preferences of white American women.As comedian Chris Rock claims, even a crippled homeless white man will not want to trade places with him. According to a survey of racial exclusion patterns in Internet dating, the most excluded categories are Asian men and black women.A survey of 6,000 Internet dating profiles by Belinda Robnett and Cynthia Feliciano of the University of California, Irvine, reportedly found that "Asian males and black females are more highly excluded than their opposite sex counterparts." That means white American women would rather opt for black men than Asian males (including East Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi), although the latter tend to be more educated, more qualified, more gainfully employed and better placed in the social hierarchy than the average black male.He writes, "I joined and saw thousands of Asian men and Black women engaging in a rich cultural exchange.They were posting photos of themselves, discussing social justice, sharing viral videos.Masculinity in American culture is an idea often predicated on aggressiveness and promiscuity." Replace Asian men with Black women, and exchange perceptions of masculinity with perceptions of femininity, and Blasian couples may have more in common than anyone would have ever guessed.