"Growing up, I came up with this name: I'm a 'Cablinasian.'" For the first time, a multiracial celebrity had staked a public claim to all of his roots, refusing to give in to the tyranny of easy labels.It was a novel, and yes, controversial place to be.
She's probably the one that kicked off that general preference.
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White dad hates that his son was born in China and is too associated with China.
The white dads with the most negative feelings towards Chinese are the ones with the Chinese sons.
But the word has been co-opted over time to signify a person who is half or part asian.
Hapa is a term for someone who Half Japanese/Half White. Because their numbers are small relative to the population, a lot of dudes have the idea that these girls are exotic stunners and get caught up. 34DD, TONE AS ALL HELL, curves in all the right spot.
What does hapa identity mean for the future of Asian America?
A decade ago, the foundations of the American dialogue on race were given a sound shaking -- not by a protest or riot but by a sneaker pitch: Nike's "I Am Tiger Woods" TV commercial.
v=7p Gt3QHFlt M&t=5m55s She wrote the book Kay's Lucky Coin Variety to make her hapa daughter proud of her Korean heritage (timestamp at ).
The book describes the female protagonist being put off by a Korean suitor with a "traditional macho mindset" while her real love interest is an English teacher named Will Allen.
In it, interspersed with footage of Tiger being Tiger, a series of children of all races and ethnicities face the camera and say: "I am Tiger Woods." "I am Tiger Woods." "I am Tiger Woods." The ad not only injected Tiger into our collective unconscious as the Gen-Next Michael Jordan, it also turned up the heat on the melting pot --highlighting Woods' self-proclaimed status as a multiethnic mix of Caucasian, black, American Indian and Asian.