Mic.com features an interview with several male models of Asian heritage. One of them, a Hapa, Tony Craig, was quoted:
“I grew up in a very rural town,” Tony Craig, one half of Idris + Tony, said in an interview with Mic. Growing up with an Asian mother and a white father, he explained that the perception of Asian maleness in his community was one of “complete [inferiority].”
“[Asian] masculinity wasn’t acknowledged,” he said. “It was stripped away … And the way Asian men are depicted in popular culture, [we’re] never the object of desire … we’re still very much ‘just a friend.'”
And yet Asian women and white men are convinced that their children are going to be white.