The Intersectionality of Colorism, Microaggressions, and Positive Stereotypes for Multiracial Asian Americans
This study had three major aims. First, to address the homogenization of Asian American literature, this study focused solely on the microaggressions and stereotypes experienced by Multiracial Asian Americans. Specifically, this study aimed to address how the Model Minority Myth, a positive stereotype associated with Monoracial Asian Americans, is experienced by Multiracial Asian Americans. This study used the theory of intersectionality of two significant factors, skin color and racial/ethnic identity, to assess the microaggression and stereotype experience of Multiracial Asian American. An online survey completed by 201 Multiracial Asian Americans regarding their experiences of racial/ethnic microaggressions, endorsement of the Model Minority Myth, and assessment of their skin color were conducted. Results of the five bivariate regressions revealed that experiencing more racial ethnic microaggressions significantly predicted a lower endorsement of unrestricted mobility beliefs of the Model Minority Myth. Additional findings regarding age and dual minority status revealed significant differences in how Multiracial Asian Americans experience microaggressions and stereotypes. Implications for theory, practice, and future research are provided as well as limitations of the current study.
Yamazaki, Yuki, "The Intersectionality of Colorism, Microaggressions, and Positive Stereotypes for Multiracial Asian Americans" (2022). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI28652392.