While most people in the United States might struggle to name more than five current athletes who are Asian, a new wave of Asian American athletes are entering the realm of professional sports in the United States.
“We talk about how to grow the game and opportunities for all Asians.”So as more Asian American athletes make it to the big time, it’s important to take a look at how the fans and the media talk about them.
Stereotypes are as deeply ingrained in the history of sports as they are in the Asian American experience.
It also made it so that they could ignore the needs of the Asian American community.”The model minority myth continues to plague Asian Americans to this day.
“There’s a lot of social pressure for Asian Americans to fulfill that stereotype, which limits their own possibilities.”Hellrung added that the lack of representation in the field could lead to Asian Americans restricting themselves from envisioning their opportunities.