Yellow fever. Exotification. Asian fetish. Racism. Whatever you want to call it, our sexist and racist society has a long history of teaching white straight guys to fixate on Asian women in inappropriate and — frankly — offensive ways.
That’s not to say that it’s impossible to date an Asian and Asian-American woman without being problematic, but there are some things you should avoid saying. Here are just a few!
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To learn more about this issue, please check out:
- Yellow Fever: Dating As an Asian Woman
- That’s Not Who I Am: Calling Out and Challenging Stereotypes of Asian Americans
- How to Talk About Race with Your White Boyfriend
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