The opening lines of San Diego’s latest revival of David Henry Hwang’s play “”FOB”” begin with a man’s mean-spirited lecture on all which he hates about FOBs, talking about those who are “”Fresh Off the Boat, ”” calling them “”clumsy, stupid, greasy and horny. ”” Given that lights brighten, the identification for the presenter becomes obvious. The presenter is a male that is asian.
In fact, this self-loathing among Asian-American men is common sufficient for me personally to publish a commentary onto it. Awarded, not absolutely all males that are asian-American by themselves, but i might endeavor to express that many have actually at one point in their everyday lives. More accurately though, they most likely have actually hated image that is society’s of, or the current stereotypes which have plagued Asian-American men for a long time.
Let’s face it: minorities usually get shortchanged by culture so far as exactly just exactly how they’re represented. Stereotypes and misconceptions thrive inside our collective conscience. Asian-American men have already been no exclusion. Of late, they’ve been considered effeminate, unattractive and nerdy. Continue reading “Community’s Stereotyping of Asian-American Guys May Lead to Self-Loathing”