Quapa girls are the new half-Asians

Posted in Links on February 16th, 2011 by Jody


Last Friday, an article about the future of Asian-American identity, written by Jeff Yang, was published on SFGate.com (the website of the San Francisco Chronicle).

Within the article is this bombshell: by 2020, 20% of all Asians in the U.S. will be multiracial, and by 2050 that percentage will increase to 33%. This, despite the recent decreasing trend of interracial marriages involving Asian-Americans.

Also within the article is another bombshell: Meiko (pictured above), a folk-pop singer who is 25% Japanese, 75% Caucasian, and 100% gorgeous.

The article refers to quarter-Asians like Meiko as “quapas” (which validates my earlier usage of the word – I thought I was just making it up). Check out the list of quapa girls that I’ve featured so far, and you’ll agree that they’re as beautiful as half-Asians though their Asian features may be less prominent.

As the number of multiracial Asian-Americans increases in the next few decades, we are going to see more and more quapas in the U.S., to the point where there may be as many quapas in the future as there are hapas now. It’s on this basis that I’m making the statement in the title of this post (which was inspired by this statement made by Barney Stinson in the pilot episode of How I Met Your Mother). Also on the basis that they’re hot. :)

Mixing it up: Multiracialism redefines Asian American identity [SFGate]

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  1. aaa says:

    if 50% asians are hapas and 25% asians are quapas…. what about 75% asians? there is no term for 75% asians.
    seems like the assumption is, we asians just want to mate with whities. and hapas will never want to mate with an asian.

  2. juan says:

    Asian genes tend to be slightly stronger than European genes, thats my guess. 3/4 Asian tends to look full Asian from what I can tell, look at Bruce lee he is 3/4. 3/4 White usually looks white with a hint of Asian but they can look full white to. This is different from black-white, or black-asian mixes which usually always look black.

  3. Casey says:

    Doesn’t Meiko’s sister Kelly Nishimoto deserve her own post?


  4. boo says:

    my favorite is Celeste Thorson you should do a post on her she is one a hot quapa

  5. Adelaide says:

    Yeah what about the people who are 3/4 asian and 1/4 white, what do you call them? And can you post more pictures of people of that mixture? I’m very curious as to how they look.
    My kids will most likely be 3/4 asian, and I just want to have some idea as to how they could come out looking.

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