Let’s get back to the topic of celebrating Asian-American men and overcoming bullying. Ranier has overcome this bullying and now believes that being an Asian-American man is a gift. He feels that because of the relative lack of representations of Asian-American men in the media in general, Asian-American men are freer to create their own identities and are not as subjected as men of other races are to the pressure to be so “hard” and devoid of emotion that they suppress aspects of their humanity. As an Asian-American man, “you can play football and be big and strong, or you can relax and do what you want to do, because there is less pressure,” he explained.
Or you can be mixed and allow yourself to play football and also relax! Lack of representation is awesome.