Nicknamed “AMWF” (which stands for Asian Male, White Female) or “AMBF” (Asian Male, Black Female), these couples are few and far between. When each side enters the relationship with drastically different expectations, problems arise. He was studying abroad at my university in America. As romantic as “moving across the world for love” sounds, in reality, the transition was tough.
You can’t say “All Japanese men are sexist” or “All Japanese women are docile.” That’s not fair.
People are more than their gender (and race) and by automatically assuming that Japanese men are un-date-able or Japanese women are too “weak-minded,” you’re losing out on a great chance to make friends.
After World War II however, the gender dynamics of this interracial process flip-flopped. Similar in structure to their study, my colleague J. That is, the specific numbers for each ethnic group vary depending on how you measure "intermarriage." The different models are: I present these three models to give you, the reader, the opportunity to decide for yourself which model best represents the "true" picture of marriage among Asian Americans.
You should understand that each model has its strengths and weaknesses and as you can see, each produces some very different numbers.
If you would like to read about the exact procedure J. Huang and I used to calculate these numbers, visit the Statistical Methodology page.