It is still considered racist because it still pigeonholes people unfairly or people have expectations of you that they don't put on others. I totally get what you are saying. Not all Asians are gifted, super-academic or even interested in school, and there are some who can and do drop out when the chance comes around and pursue other things. In fact, the richest high school dropout is Asian. A man name Li Ka-Shing.
Another example: a positive stereotype is that all women can bake and sew, but what if you can't? Does it make you less of a woman if you can't bake or sew? Men are allegedly "handy" around the house or are natural mechanics, but what if you're a man who isn't but instead is an excellent cook or a tailor...should people question his masculinity? Of course not.
· 1 decade ago