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    Asian Americans Are Pointing Out The Stereotypes They're Sooo Tired Of Hearing, And I Can't Believe This Is Still Happening In 2023

    "The number one stereotype that bothered me all my childhood was the 'smart nerd.' As an Indian teenager, I was expected to get into a prestigious college because I'm Asian. Substitute teachers would look at me when the smart board wasn't working. Kids would ask me what I got on the math test. I always had to be smart, or I didn't fit the 'Asian standard'. I think because of this expectation, I was hard on myself and made it my goal to fit that stereotype. It crushed my true identity."

    It's no secret that Asian Americans face ignorant and uninformed stereotypes every day in this country.

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    So, we recently asked Asian people in the BuzzFeed Community which stereotypes they're sick and tired of hearing.

    Here's what they had to say:

    1. "That we're all East Asian. Asian Americans can come from many different backgrounds and colors."

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    2. "As an Asian man, I hate the stereotype that we all have small penises."

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    3. "'Wow, I'm surprised you don't have an accent.'"

    4. "The number one stereotype that used to bother me all my childhood was the 'smart nerd.'"

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    5. "That Asians eat dogs."

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    6. "That all our interracial couples are comprised of an old white perv and an Asian woman looking for a cash machine."

    7. "I’m sick of being told that I'm 'exotic' as if it's a compliment."

    8. "The stereotype about Indians that annoys me the most is that we're always eating curry."

    9. "That all Asians are the same, and we speak the same language."

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    10. "It's frustrating to see 'Asian representation' in media when it's a thinly veiled Orientalist trope, or the Asian character perpetuates white worship."

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    11. "I am so tired of being told that men like submissive Asian women."

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    12. "I'm tired of a variation of the model minority myth: the idea that things are so much better because we immigrated to the US."

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    13. "That Asian countries are underdeveloped and not as advanced as the US."

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    14. "I hate the stereotype that Asian women are bad drivers. I drive a manual car."

    15. "That all we eat is food from the country our family came from."

    16. "That we can't see very well because of our eyes."

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    17. "That Asian women are super kinky and wild in the bedroom."

    18. And finally, "Constantly being asked 'What language do you speak?' or 'Where are you from?'"

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    If you're Asian, which stereotypes are you sick of hearing? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.