Is this the month of Asians on the cover of magazines?
V Magazine, Italia Vogue and now New York Magazine.
“Asian Like Me” (or, as it’s titled,”Paper Tiger“) is written by Wesley Yang with they byline, “What happens to all the Asian-American overachievers when the test-taking ends?”. It’s on the cover of this week’s New York magazine.
Contributors to “Asian Like Me” discuss everything from traditional Asian upbringing and how it may deter success in the workplace, to Asian male social awkwardness, and the “bamboo ceiling” effecting high-achieving Asian Americans in companies across the United States.
Yang’s feature also looks at the Asian version of pick-up master Mystery, J.T. Tran, the Asian Playboy, whose website says, “The story he tells is one of Asian-American disadvantage in the sexual marketplace, a disadvantage that he has devoted his life to overturning. Yes, it is about picking up women. Yes, it is about picking up white women.”
What a touchy subject!