We all know the stereotype. Apparently, Asians taking over American college campuses.
It’s no surprise that for many of us, education has always been portrayed as something that must be taken seriously. Many Asian immigrant parents (not all, of course) sacrificed a lot for their children. In fact, many of them left their homeland simply because they wanted us to have better lives than they did. According to them, a way we can achieve this dream of a better life is by obtaining a good education.
So many of us have felt the pressure. We’ve felt the pressure to make our family proud and the pressure to give back to our parents. After all, we’d hate to think they sacrificed everything for nothing, right?
But there’s a problem with all of this.
While interviewing UCLA students, The Fung Brothers were able to uncover a number of flaws with this Asian myth. For instance, the stereotype that all Asians are smart. Obviously, this can’t be correct. In fact, it leaves a number of Asian students feeling overwhelmed and left to live up to high expectations. Even worse, good grades isn’t seen as a student working hard. It’s only “because they’re Asian.”
So The Fung Bros decided to ask it all. What about the various types of Asians and the fact that some subcategories of Asians are largely underrepresented? What about the stereotype of Asians being disinterested in sports? What about the Asian Greek life?
Check out the video below.