Maltempo says women occasionally made assumptions about him based on his race.
“When [I was] dating non-Asians, sometimes they were interested in exotic factors that I’m not a white guy,” he said.
Tao Liu, a doctorate student in counseling psychology at Indiana University, has measured how Asian American men experience gendered racism.
[My boyfriend was intimidated by my sexual history.
“I feel like I’ve grown into being more socially outgoing and talkative, but I wasn’t always that way,” he said.