Furthermore, the study found that there is a significantly higher pairing of white men with East Asian women because East Asian women discriminate against black and Hispanic/Latino men.As quoted on Slate.com, We found no evidence of the stereotype of a white male preference for East Asian women.Hwang argues that this phenomenon is caused by stereotyping of Asians in Western society.
Objects, body parts, clothing and people are all things that can be fetishized.
However, we also found that East Asian women did not discriminate against white men (only against black and Hispanic men).
As a result, the white man-Asian woman pairing was the most common form of interracial dating—but because of the women's neutrality, not the men's pronounced preference.
NPR correspondent Elise Hu offers that this can be a source of insecurity in Asian women's dating lives, "Am I just loved because I'm part of an ethnic group that's assumed to be subservient, or do I have actual value as an individual, or is it both? In the other direction, it has been argued that the notion of an Asian fetish creates the unnecessary perception of multiracial relationships as being characterized by "patriarchal, racist power structures" in relationships.
Writer Agness Kaku believes the mainstream white culture undermines efforts to combat sexual harassment based on Asian fetish.