A study by a University of Kansas researcher has found that interracial marriage in the Asian American community is not an effective way to overcome racial barriers, reports Phys.org (Photo by LogicSpeaks).
Speaking about these interracial couples, researcher Kelly H. Chong said “Even for Asian Americans who believe in the general multi-cultural framework, they find that within their actual lives, it’s very difficult for them to just blend in through intermarriage and sometimes even for their children who are biracial.”
For her study, Chong interviewed couples who had one Asian American spouse and one white spouse. The Asian American respondents were Chinese, Korean and Indian Americans.
Chong talked about how the model minority and forever foreigner stereotypes can clash with the multiculturalism ideal. You can read more about that in Phys.org.
For a related story for the reasons behind the high rate of interracial marriage in the Chinese American community, read Love Sees No Color? Chinese American Intermarriage