Such men believe all Asian women are docile and hypersexual, and happily project these qualities onto potential romantic partners.In other words, they prey on Asian women simply because they’re Asian.That’s because, one, they wouldn’t have doubted my feelings for these women had they been white, and two, they’re implying that these women date men who only value them for their skin color.The term, then, becomes a way to shame white men I’ll go even further, and suggest that shaming someone for their interracial relationship can actually encourage them to have racist thoughts. Whenever someone teases me for having yellow fever, my knee-jerk reaction is to defend myself by rattling off my romantic resume, including all the non-Asian women I’ve dated or fooled around with (“Oh, come on, my girlfriend in college was white! My logic is that the greater the list’s diversity, the less it can be said that I have a racial fetish.Two years after the release of Crash Team Racing, Naughty Dog returned in 2001 with a title for the Play Station 2, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, which spawned the Jak and Daxter series, it includes the sequels Jak II and Jak 3 and the spin-off Jak X: Combat Racing.
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On the contrary, I'm sure my friends see me as the educated, well-intentioned, liberal-minded guy I am.
They’re just referencing that old childhood label I’m forced to wear as a white guy who happens to date Asian women more often than what I want to talk about. Think for a second about what my friends are saying when they describe me as someone with yellow fever.
But this essay isn’t about that type of yellow fever. While I’m sympathetic to the plight of Asian women who are exotified by awful white men, this new, zeitgeisty application of the term “yellow fever” hasn’t replaced the way it was used in my schoolyard all those years ago: as a catchall term for Asian person.
This is the same way my friends use it while teasing me now—they’re not accusing me of fetishizing my current or past girlfriends.