Why are positive racial stereotypes NOT considered racist?

Seriously, they might be positive, but they're not necessarily true! I have to deal with the stereotype that I'm smart because I'm Asian, now I know what SOME of you are thinking " But it's a positive stereotype, do you want people to call you stupid?", and my response is; NO, but I want... show more Seriously, they might be positive, but they're not necessarily true! I have to deal with the stereotype that I'm smart because I'm Asian, now I know what SOME of you are thinking " But it's a positive stereotype, do you want people to call you stupid?", and my response is; NO, but I want to be judged by my character, not my race. So anyway, why are positive stereotypes NOT considered racist?
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