Independent Lens

Seeking Asian Female: Do Asian Women Have "White Fever"?

Clip: Season 14 Episode 14 | 7m 57s

When it comes to "yellow fever,” many argue it’s a two way street. In this webisode, Asian women confess reasons for preferring white men including that they’re “more confident, better looking.” Academics unpack the reasons why, including “hiergamy,” the sociologists’ term to describe a universal female desire for marrying above one’s own socioeconomic status.

Aired: 05/05/13

Rating: NR

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