Search the term ''model minority'' and you will find many politically correct articles bemoaning the 'negative effects' of positive stereotypes. Great; we've heard, regarding blacks, of how damaging and detrimental 'negative stereotypes' were. And now, even glowing stereotypes, which put certain groups on a pedestal, are also damaging and unfair.
'' The American public’s perception of the “model minority” has damaging implications to the full understanding of Asian cultures. Yet, the American media continues to exploit this stereotype, and further promote such perceptions. Observing prime time television and advertising, Asian Americans are characterized by situations that involve high intelligence, affluence, and professional status, but are absent from situations that involve home lifestyles and family. Such patterns in the media encourage generalizations about Asian cultures that are far from accurate. With the Asian population showing rapid growth in the United States, it becomes critical for media leaders to recognize the significance of this demographic and venture away from the “model minority” stereotype to help society develop a better understanding of such a highly generalized cultural group.''
And in light of this report from Pew Research, it seems that the 'rapid population growth' described above is something that cannot be ignored. It seems Asians collectively now surpass Hispanics as ''the fastest growing racial group.'
One of the things about media coverage of Asians or Asian-descended people in America is that they are lumped together as a group, while they are a very heterogeneous category of people. Somehow, though, most Americans think of 'Asians' as being Northeast Asians, such as Japanese, Chinese, and Koreans. To some extent, Vietnamese also may be included, depending on where you live.
There are many Asians in this country that little resemble the ''model minority'' ''high IQ'' East Asians. Southeast Asians, South Asians, and even Central Asians are not unknown in our country, and they don't fit the image of the quiet, well-adapted Northeast Asians. Even the latter may not always fit their own positive stereotype. From my own experiences I know that there are Chinese gangs and Southeast Asian gangs, though such behavior is more likely to be associated with blacks and Hispanics in most people's minds. There are also Asian young people in this country who emulate ghetto and gang styles and behaviors.Is this what we would expect of a ''high IQ'' people?
Not all Asians are quiet and polite, although in the popular imagination, it's considered true of all of them. Just read the comments at AmRen, which are often full of praise of Asians.
Asian women in general (though this primarily includes East Asian and Southeast Asians) are seen as highly desirable by many American men, as White male-Asian female pairings are the most common outmarriage pattern in America.
The area where I live has had an influx of people from South Asia, so Sikhs and Hindus are a commonplace sight here now.
In the past, with people like Madison Grant and Lothrop Stoddard warning about the growing populations of Asia, there was more concern about Asians becoming a demographic threat to us. Somehow, though, this idea of the 'Yellow peril' was discarded, and many Whites see Asians as somehow being allies, or potential allies of our folk, or that they are certainly preferable to some other ethnic groups as immigrants to our country. Our tendency to see Asians as benevolent towards us, or at least neutral, is misguided, in my opinion. It seems as if many European-descended peoples have some kind of pathetic need to find the elusive ally or soulmate among the other races. Even many people who claim to be realists on the subject of HBD seem to have this yearning to find the friendly minority, the 'Other' who can be looked up to as more intelligent or more advanced. I see this as being a false hope, but I see more people holding onto this attitude.
So it appears as if America, or whatever takes its place, will not necessarily be a Spanish-speaking region. It could very well, by sheer demographics, be an Asian outpost in a few decades. But I believe that the center 'cannot hold' and things will fall apart, if present trends continue.
Our need is to have a core of people who are single-minded on behalf of our folk and our heritage, not people who have an adolescent crush on Asians or any other group of people, though it's entirely possible some would gladly welcome Asian dominance of this country.