What happens when those with internalized racism come to believe their subordinated identity as real?
Height for example, is a trait that is not inherent to Asians as much as those who stereotype to be think it is.
Short height is caused by the decades of war and starvation caused directly by western imperialism in Asia .
Such is the nature of stereotypes such as the model minority.
We aren’t all rich, educated, and hyper intelligent. One need not experience discrete, identifiable instances of overt discrimination to internalize racial oppression.
It’s not because you are inherently racist , nor are white people more attractive then the rest of us. Most of this implantation, or brainwashing, starts from the media but is repeated by society at large The result of this implantation of these ideas is self -hate.
A typical result is mocking your own accent [Various Asian youtubers], perpetuating stereotypes about your own race [small penis, misogyny, short height, lack of creativity].
They repeat this inferiority by repeating the lies that whites have created.
When they try to attempt to construct an oppositional identity [i.e.
However, everyone be lives us to be so due to this construction of this idea. White racism can infiltrate the world view of the racially oppressed without their conscious consent (Osajima 1993) in a subtle process some refer to as “indoctrination” and “mental colonialization” (hooks 2003).. Small dick, Asians are short, Asians have no creativity. Over the last 25 years, many films that create caricatures of Asians have been produced such as: In the movies, Asians are frequently subjected to open slurs and discrimination, and either portrayed as deserving of or highly tolerant towards such treatment.
Therefore, those who believe themselves to be the model minority also harbor internalized racism. These scripts and scenes are often so completely inconsequential to the storyline that the only plausible explanation for their incorporation into the final edit is that it must be of great importance that Hollywood consistently remind audiences that it’s perfectly acceptable to take a dig at Asians.
Construction of reality is created by using tools, such as the Media, stereotypes, and false narratives.