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American-born Asians are out-marrying more than older generations.
Popular culture and sports have introduced more Asian male faces, such as basketball player Yao Ming, baseball player Kazuo Matsui and the actors from the edgy teen movie "Better Luck Tomorrow," which received mainstream distribution from MTV Films.
"I wanted people to look at this Asian American and say, 'He's great, he's performing, he's bright, he's beautiful,"' he said. He plans to launch a porn company that he believes would empower Asian Americans.
Criticism that he has cheapened his cause by using pornography does not bother him, he said.
His prose, which sometimes touches on myths about Asian men, is regularly performed in Def Poetry Jam's shows on HBO and at live shows nationally.
"It's taken years working and performing around the country to help me understand that I'm not bad looking," said the 27-year-old with angular features and stylish hair. For decades, they encountered a barrage of discrimination that prevented them from owning property or marrying outside their race.
" Yu quickly rallied his readers by saying, "It seriously pulls out every offensive, stereotypical Asian pop culture reference imaginable, objectifying and exoticizing Asian men into a sexual stereotype." A mid-January posting read: "Bad week for Asian men on reality TV . " Days after he was booted, Chang said he was disappointed he was the only bachelor that didn't get a one-on-one meeting with Meredith Phillips, the ABC show's bachelorette.
For poet Beau Sia, growing up in predominantly white Oklahoma City was alienating.
Romantic opportunities in high school did not exist.
Some court non-Asian women exclusively as a sign of status because "they're able to overcome stereotypes and cultural prohibitions," Liu said.
Asian American men lack the success Asian American women have had in interracial relationships.