Years ago, I read that Asian men are also less likely to marry non-Asian women, and are also less likely to be married overall.In an article titled The Unmarriables: Why Black Women and Asian Men Should Date, Lauretta Charlton explores why Black women and Asian men, who seem to be less chosen, should get to choosing each other.“[The Asian man] is a domestic dad, that gentle soul,” said Rhea Alexander who runs the site AMBW for Life. He understands his own struggle as an Asian man, and his pressure to conform to white standards.That is what I believe is the invisible magnet between Asian men and black women.” “[This is] a much more welcoming environment for Asian men,” said Ron, the group administrator.In her exposé, Charlton interviews casting director and star of the web series Model Files Preston Chaunsumlit (whose mother is Filipino and whose father is Chinese Thai) on the subject.When asked why Black women and Asian men find themselves in the predicament of being considered undesirable in the fashion industry (and overall), Chaunsumlit answers: In terms of casting, it's harder for Black women to get those jobs and it's hard for Asian men to get those jobs because it's a question of, "Are they considered attractive? " A lot of the times they're only presented in ways in which they're "otherized." Chaunsumlit also believes these trends in the fashion industry (and possibly in overall media) affects society as a whole.
And although a Black woman was at the center of the Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage between Blacks and Whites in America, Black women seem to be not only less likely to marry non-Black men, but less likely to marry at all. Most of the conversations I have with Black women about dating and relationships include a deeper conversation about how, , Black women need to engage in more interracial dating.Asian men have been feminized by the media and Black women are considered masculine.Both rank low in desirability indexes taken from information gleamed from dating sites.“A lot of Asian men are sometimes afraid to approach women because they’re so used to getting rejected.Black women have been told for years that dating outside of our race is basically the only chance we have to beat the single odds and find a mate.