Asian Americans acting white at Harvard


According to a senior thesis by Jenny Tsai, some Asian American students at Harvard ” ‘act white because ‘acting Asian’ is equated with acting foreign or like a nerd.”

Tsai’s paper seems to describe a Twinkie (yellow on the outside, white on the inside) culture among Harvard’s Asian Americans students. There’s even a Harvard Twinkie Facebook group made up of Asian Americans who are apparently serious about their Twinkieness.

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