In short, while some may find these statistics surprising, I can assure you that they are valid, accurate, and reliable.Whatever the implication, high rates of outmarriages to another Asian of a different ethnicity or in particular, to Whites, has led many sociologists and psychologists to analyze why Asian Americans choose to intermarry with Whites.In this sense, Asian women are not seen as equal partners but rather, as sexual objects to be controlled and used by the male.These critics point out that in most areas of popular American culture, rarely do you see the opposite happening -- Asian males being the subjects of infatuation or sexual desire by White women.However, to many people, this theory sounds rather condescending since it presumes that the only reason why an Asian American would marry a White would be to fulfill a need for acceptance.The related theory of hypergamy would also suggest that Asian Americans marry Whites to increase their social status, since Whites generally occupy the highest socio-cultural position in the U. In other words, even if a working-class Asian American marries another working-class White, her social status will still improve, compared to if she married someone else in her ethnic group or even another Asian.Further, when the primary motivation for such cross-racial unions (involving whatever racial/ethnic combinations) include love, individual compatibility, and perhaps the desire to broaden the exposure and acceptance of Asian/Asian American culture to the rest of mainstream society, interracial dating and marriage can in fact be a very powerful force for greater acceptance and equality across racial/ethnic groups in American society.The point is, dating and marriage decisions can be complicated but they don't have to be.
Historically, it was very common for Asian women to be portrayed as docile, subservient, exotic, mysterious, and/or seductive.
Third, of course, you should not just take my word for it.
More proof that the statistics presented here are reliable and valid can be found in the following research articles that have already been published in various academic journals across several disciplines. S.-raised (and therefore exclude first generation immigrants) and they all report similar proportions of Asian American intermarriage: Fourth, be sure to read the page that describes the Statistical Methodology and details how these statistics were calculated.
Sometimes, particularly for young Asian immigrant women, they are pressured or forced into marrying within their own ethnic group by family members and cultural traditions.
These critiques also don't point out that patriarchy and sexism still exists within many elements of traditional Asian culture.