But as I grew older in a primarily Caucasian community, as I became more exposed to the world outside of my family, I started noticing differences between them and us. I can remember being called "guai" from the time I was old enough to understand Chinese. When I was 13, I left Texas to attend high school in Hawaii. A comprehensive survey of how Asian Americans have been portrayed in various U. Within the context of a family-oriented culture, this goal is driven by the messaging of relatives and friends.
The Asian Standard of Beauty? Asians in Asia define beauty by the same limiting parameters, something I discovered the first time I went there. I had my mother warning me ominously about sunspots and freckles, and bemoaning how easily my skin drank up the rays. Impact: Project Zero.