Second, Asian men have been de-sexualized as small and weak brainiacs excelling at math but unable to get the girl, while black women have been seen as too aggressive, independent and outspoken to be proper wives.
The third stereotype portrays whites in a position of power and “globally desired,” a key to gaining a higher social status.
In the final scene of the original cut, Jet Li’s character kisses O’Day, played by the late hip-hop star Aaliyah.
However, test screenings showed that viewers did not approve of the kiss; the final cut saw the kiss changed to a hug and a fourth-grade-style holding of hands.
If you think of Asian men or black women as less attractive than other races, it is because of you, not because of them, Sharma says.