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.
The same went for black women — they were the least desired by white men and excluded by 90% of anyone with a racial preference in dating.
I am a 32 year old Korean American man who was adopted from South Korea when I was nine months old.
My dad is of mixed European ancestry and self-identifies as White, and my mom is half Puerto Rican and half Italian and identifies as multi-racial (however, she acknowledges that she can oftentimes pass for White and as such does benefit from White privilege).
From there I found your other video to which I am responding.
First, I would just like to commend you for the outstanding work you have done and thank you for navigating these issues of race in the way that you do.
These two groups are celebrating each other.” Schwartz, who’s half white and half asian, says that the New York meetup group usually has events multiple times a week.
The activities during meetups range from going to restaurants and movie night to going on a boat or apple picking.
It is never easy to tackle since everyone’s feelings and opinions regarding their own background as well as the backgrounds of others oftentimes vary greatly; however, your honest engagement and down-to-earth personality make all the difference.
Before I get to the heart of my response, perhaps I should preface it with a little information about myself.
He contends, "Yeah, and I think [ideas about desirability and otherness are] influenced by our culture and media, and our history." As a Black woman, these kinds of conversations on desirability and otherness are a bit taxing and a quite hurtful. What's also very real is new trends in Black women dating Asian men--not because each feels undesirable to the world, but because each are desirable to one another.