Another piece of information written by Kelly Chong, PhD, of the University of Kansas. Herself married to a white man, she makes several interesting points, but also notes that Asian men have to have a “higher bar” for integration into White hegemonies.
In layman’s terms – Asian men have to be really hot to get White women, while Asian women just have to be women. Essentially Chong admits that the children of Asian men are better off, better looking, and happier.
Specific quote is found on page 198.
Although Asian American women in this study were generally highly assimilated as well, I believe my observations support the findings elsewhere that the assimilation “bar” may be higher for Asian American men than it is for Asian American women who wish to cross the ethnic/racial line in terms of romance and sex.