WHY ARE ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN the most sought-after racial group according to online dating data, and yet Asian American men are the least favorable? Where did we get the stereotype of the “submissive, docile” Asian woman or the “non-masculine” Asian man?

Unfortunately, the answer has to do with a long list of racist policies enacted by the United States in the past, and a history of negative racial depictions of Asians in literature and entertainment. Watch Francisca Ramsey of MTV’s Decoded explain it all in the video above.