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Therefore, an Asian American may marry a White person because s/he (consciously or unconsciously) wants to be fully accepted in White society.However, to many people, this theory sounds rather condescending since it presumes that the only reason why an Asian American would marry a White would be to fulfill a need for acceptance.Sure, gangly never-been-kissed Asian gamer boys do exist but they exist in all cultures. (Check out these listicles by Huff Post and Buzzfeed for hard-to-deny proof that Asia has its fair share of babes.)Fighting the Stereotyping As a matchmaker, part of my job is to understand what are my clients’ preferences.
Again, these are only preliminary conclusions using statistical analysis.
Further, Asian American men tho who turned 18 years of age in 1985 or later are also more likely to intermarry with Whites.
My statistical analysis also suggests that among Asian American women, similar to men, those who are immigrants, those who live in one of those six states with large Asian communities, and those who turned 18 in 1985 or later are more likely to have a White husband, all other things being equal.
But as always, there’s more to the story than just the headline. History shows that these anti-miscegenation laws were very common in the U. The first such laws were passed in the 1600s to prevent freed Black slaves from marrying Whites. Of course, anti-miscegenation laws were part of a larger anti-Asian movement that eventually led to the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882 and other restrictive regulations.
Whether it’s dating or marrying someone of a different race, interracial relationships are not a new phenomenon among Asian Americans. These laws actually made the situation worse because Asian men were no longer able to bring their wives over to the U. So in a way, those who wanted to become married had no other choice but to socialize with non-Asians. servicemen who fought and were stationed overseas in Asian countries began coming home with Asian “war brides.” These Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, and Vietnamese women eventually played a role in developing the Asian American community by sponsoring their relatives to immigrate to the U. These days, Asian Americans in interracial relationships are very common.