It also includes Asian American characters who aren’t the traditionally successful doctor or lawyer we are used to seeing on screen.
But Asian American achievement often faces backlash.
Why the “envied outside group” is a dangerous stereotypeFully developed depictions of Asian Americans are rare and increasingly important — as an envied outside group, Asian Americans are in “a dangerous place,” Fiske told me.
Perhaps Asian Americans should simply be grateful for our general success and not complain about seemingly minor obstacles.
Jason Shen is the cofounder of a gaming tech startup and the creator of the Asian American Man Study.