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Asian American Role as Stereotypes - ... Yellow face gives us a unique understanding of Asian stereotypes. At the beginning when the director is searching for a star of Asian background he lies and after that they investigate by phone and other ways whether he is an Asian or not. In the movie the director’s father who is the chairman of bank plays a character of that he has opera sized heart of M butterfly frame on the wall. A French diplomat likes him because he feels he is living like a woman. The movie “Yellow face” is an Oscar winning movie....   [tags: david henry´s movie, media] 620 words
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Diabetes in Asian American Adolescents - In today’s society diabetes mellitus has become a prevalent issue, especially because it is affecting our youth in increasing numbers. Diabetes is defined as “a complex disorder of carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism that is primarily a result of a deficiency or complete lack of insulin secretion by the beta cells of the pancreas or resistance to insulin ("DM," 2013, p. 522). The number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has significantly increased from the 1980s to today, as well as the number of children being diagnosed....   [tags: Diabetes Mellitus, Society, Risk Factors]
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Asian and American Culture in an American Society - ... It would therefore come as an astounding revelation to many when they realise that the majority of Asian-Americans are similar to Americans in that they profess a monotheistic view in religion. The three biggest monotheistic religions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism began in Asia. Tradition hold that Christianity was brought to India in as early as the first century A.D by Jesus’ disciple, the Apostle Thomas. Another major similarity within both Asian-American and American culture is the priority given to education....   [tags: western, large-scale immigration] 704 words
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The Asian-American Learning Experience: Are Asian Americans Being Misunderstood in the American Classroom? - Newly immigrated Asian-American students are often misunderstood by their classroom behavior. They may hesitate or give short responses to questions, use a soft voice, decline to openly volunteer information, and avoid eye contact. Their facial expressions may be mistaken for displeasure rather than concentration, such as frowning when hard at work. They may become embarrassed when praised. All of these examples are often misinterpreted by teachers due to ignorance. These children are merely abiding by the social rules of their Asian culture, which may be unfamiliar to many Americans....   [tags: asian culture, teaching, education] 659 words
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The Media as a Mirror of the Asian-American Women - Imagine a distant post-apocalyptic future in which a group of researchers discovers a stack of DVDs of 20th and 21st century Hollywood movies of Asian American actresses. After watching those movies, what might the researchers conclude about the characteristics of Asian American women in the movies. Certainly, they will view Asian American women as sexual and erotic objects of the society that white men can score with ease. Why do I assume they will think that way. The answer is a simple, yet controversial one: mostly, the media, as the history proves, portrays Asian American women either as erotic sex slaves of white men or as insidious personalities who lure their prey into a trap with the...   [tags: Gender Studies] 1555 words
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Taking a Look at the Asian American Fraternity - ... The organizations offered secure and non-rational environment for their members. The minorities shared some common attributes among them. For instance, practicing of darkening rituals was known to be practiced among the blacks. These rituals involved physically severe and at times vicious practices. These practices led to physical abuses that often resulted to fatalities. These practices were also found to be inhibited by the Asian Americans as opposed to white. On the other hand, it was often observed that the whites were always succumbing to factors such as drug poisoning and in some situations fatal accidents....   [tags: civil rights, social welfare] 1103 words
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Mental Health of the Asian-American Elderly - Health Disparity Topic Selection and Analysis: Mental Health of the Asian-American Elderly Mental Health of the Asian-American Elderly Asian-Americans constitute an important racial/ethnic minority in the US. A few facts that have been given by the US Census Bureau include: • In 2011, the population of Asians with more than one race was estimated at 18.2 million. • The referred population includes about 50 subgroups with reference to origins, diversity in culture, ethnicity, religious traditions, English proficiency, and geographical and immigration history • The Asian population has been estimated to about 40.6 million by 2050....   [tags: well-being, immigrants]
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Being Asian American - Would You Like Some Rice With That. To be young and Asian in America is a special brand of torture. There is an unspoken dictum of silence that grips Asian youth, a denial of our place in popular culture. Asian youth walk in America not quite sure where we fit in-black children have a particular brotherhood, Hispanic children have a particular brotherhood, white children own everything else. We cannot lay claim to jazz or salsa or swing; we cannot say our ancestors fought for equality against an oppressive government or roamed the great hallways of power across the globe....   [tags: Asia Asian Culture Cultural Essays]
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The Essential Business Sector of the Asian-American Entrepreneurs - Asian American entrepreneurs are an essential part of the small business sector and to a larger extent, the US economy. Like many small businesses, Asian-American owned businesses contribute to the community and national economy by providing services and products as well as employment to many people. Even the White House acknowledges the benefits of Asian Americans to the US economy and society. They do so by providing support to these businesses and taking them into consideration when it comes to planning the budget....   [tags: economy, award, chinese market] 1103 words
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Asian American Stereotypes in Film - Asian Americans only make up a small percent of the American population. Even more significant is that this percentage live mostly on the west and east coasts of mainland United States and Hawaii; leaving the rest of the American population to most likely get their exposures to Asians through television and movies. However the exposure they have receive throughout the history of cinematography has been hardly flattering. Throughout the course of history Asians in film have been portrayed as evil or the "yellow peril" as described by others....   [tags: essays research papers] 1357 words
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Academic Stereotypes of Asian-American Students - There is a phenomenon happening in most schools throughout the country. Asian students as young as seven years olds are labeled as gifted and enrolled in various accelerate programs to further develop their talents. Certainly, most of these students are deserving of the honorable recognition. However, many skeptics do question how many of them are viewed as exceptional students based upon the stereotype: they are genetically smarter than their non-Asian peers. For many researchers, the notion of Asian students are hereditary more intelligent than other race groups as believes by Arthur Jensen, an educational psychologist, is not a valid explanation for why Asian students perform better than...   [tags: Education and race, gifted]
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Researching the Asian American Culture - Researching the Asian American Culture There are fundamental differences between Eastern and Western cultures and the meeting of these cultures has had several effects, both in Asia and here in the US. Overseas, you can see the juxtaposition of American pop culture on the older modes of Asian thought and society. Here, New Age religions find new excuses in Asian religions and philosophies and Anime is appears regularly on Saturday morning cartoons. Often, this juxtaposition becomes turbulent as the younger generations are caught between two seemingly opposing cultures....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays] 1635 words
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Stereotyping of Asian American Youth: The Effects on Performance in Academics - ... The first wave of Chinese Americans immigrated during the mid 1800’s. Followed up by Japanese, Koreans, and other Asian races. At this time period the Asian community was not yet connected as a collective group. They would identify themselves by Chinese American, Vietnamese American, Hmong American, Filipino American, etc. The death of Vincent Chin was the key that unlocked the Asian American civil rights movement and brought together Asian communities among many others like African or Mexican....   [tags: scores, sterotyping, academics, subjects] 861 words
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The Asian American Community and the Model Minority Myth - ... This quote illustrates that ethnic enclaves tend to benefit Asian business owners but not new immigrants because if they are able to obtain a job outside of the enclave, then they would most likely be better off financially. They would also be able to work in an improved working environment. To reiterate, due to all the established networks in ethnic enclaves, immigrants are prevented from excelling or moving up the social ladder. The next issue that draws my attention is interracial marriage....   [tags: stereotype, racism, blacks] 1917 words
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Cultural Factors in Asian-American students’ stress - Cultural Factors in Asian-American students’ stress “Why only 99 points. What happened to the other one point?” In Confucian based societies, high academic achievements are expected commonly. As the epitome of someone who has two cultural backgrounds, I am the ambassador between Asian culture and American culture. Most of the time, both cultures are in accordance with each other, but sometimes their principles conflict with one another. According to the US Department of Education, Asian/ Pacific Islander students consistently achieved the highest GPA among all ethnicity from 1990 to 2005....   [tags: Education]
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Steve Kim Is an Example of a Successful Asian-American Entrepreneur - Some Americans from different ethnicities made their respective mark on America and fulfilled the goal of achieving the American dream. Many of these Americans are Asians –Americans who have Asian parentage or immigrants. Taking advantage of America’s leaning toward entrepreneurship, these minority entrepreneurs started small and grew their own business using the opportunity given to them and the passion they have. One important entrepreneur that made his mark as a minority entrepreneur is Steve Kim....   [tags: ethnicity, immigration, south korea ] 886 words
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Hepatitis B in Asian-American/Pacific Islander - ... Although the vaccine is available and given to newborns in US, the vaccine is not common or recently become available in some parts of the world. If an infant’s mother is born in the area where the virus is common, the child has a high risk. The usual symptoms of someone who is at a high risk involves being born to a mother with hepatitis B, people who are exposed to blood and fluids at work, contact with someone infected and injection drug users (3). These are just a few factors. If we were going to introduce a community organizing plan through a sociological approach, we would need to focus on differences of the disease based on behavioral patterns....   [tags: liver disease, vaccination, health] 1376 words
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Asian-American´s Suicide - According to research, California State Fullerton professor Eliza Noh states that Asian-American women of the age 15 to 24 have the highest rates of suicide than any other racial, ethnic, or gender group. The “model minority” pressure—“socially produced pressure internalized by families of some Asian-American children to be high achievers at school and professionally”—plays a large factor to the issue, especially since girls, who are more affected by it than boys, are expected to become the “perfect mother, daughter, wife and get only A’s in school and choose the right type of job,” (Cruz 1)....   [tags: mental health, Eliza Noh, depression, minority]
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Asian-American Stereotypes - “What is this chink doing here. Does he even know anything about football. Go back to studying!” After hearing that, I thought, “First off, I am not Chinese, and why yes, I do know a little something something about football.” These remarks were some of the things that I had to deal with when playing football during my first year of high school. These discriminatory statements towards the few Asians and me on the team were things we heard daily from other teammates and students. While these stereotypes of Asians only being good for studying and playing badminton or volleyball was prevalent in my school, that didn’t stop me from trying to be the best football player on the team and disproving...   [tags: Racism ]
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Asian American - Reflections in a Foreign Mirror After reading the novels assigned in this Asian American class, it seems that many Asian American experiences are similar. One similarity that is outstandingly prominent is how an outside culture impacts either directly or indirectly a foreign society. Often, the influences of the powerful yet glamorous American lifestyle lead to self-hatred of one's own society and culture. We see this in "Obasan," by Joy Kogawa, and in "Dogeaters," by Jessica Hagedorn, where many of the characters cease to acknowledge their own identity by living vicariously through movies, music and other American influences....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1354 words
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Asian American Experience - Asian American Experience The pain and the suffering, the oppression, and the exclusion all describe the history of Asia America. When they arrived to the United States, they become labeled as Asians. These Asians come from Japan, China, Korea, Laos, Thailand, and many other diverse countries in the Eastern hemisphere. These people wanted to escape from their impoverished lives as the West continued to infiltrate their motherland....   [tags: Immigration Asia United States Asians] 1653 words
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Asian American Literature - Asian American Literature Asian Americans seem to be fighting an unwinnable battle when it comes to the content of their writing. Writers are criticized by whites for speaking out against discrimination, and by their fellow Asian Americans for contributing to the stereotypes through their silence. I believe that Asian Americans should include politics in their writing as they so choose, but should not feel obligated to do so, as Frank Chin suggests. For those Asian Americans who make known their discontent with the injustice and discrimination that they feel, in the white culture, this translates to attacking American superiority and initiating insecurities....   [tags: essays papers] 499 words
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Asian American Identity - Silence as Beauty, Silence as Self: The Asian American Identity The label “American” encompasses many different cultures and races. However, American society is often guilty of assuming there is only one true, certainly white, “American” face, voice, and behavior. Associate Professor of Sociology, Minako Maykovich, states that “the criteria for physical characteristics are generally determined by the dominant group in society,” thus “racial difference is the greatest obstacle to the process of assimilation” (68)....   [tags: Culture Race]
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Asian American Stereotypes - Pertaining to Tracy Lai’s article titled, “Asian American Women”, Lai discusses how stereotypes dehumanize people while turning them into objects to be manipulated. Lai touches on the topic of how Asian people and cultures are stereotyped as being inferior and exotic. The problem that Lai brings to our attention is that it is a struggle to be an Asian in America due to the fact that Asians have been denied political, economic and social equality in America. Lai also brings to our attention the die hard myth that Asians have made it in America, which is far from the truth....   [tags: essays research papers] 617 words
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The American Century and the Asian Century - ... Key organisations such as ASEAN and SCO look to develop strong economic and political connections between Asian states. ASEAN looks to greatly enhance the economic integration and strength of South East Asian economies and increase foreign investment in the area (Niblett, Xiaoming 2014). China’s continued interaction and investment in ASEAN looks to rapidly advance the development of its member states, and provide a formidable economic bloc in the 21st century (Niblett, Xiaoming 2014). Asia is wealthy in terms of natural resources, in particular hydrocarbon energy reserves....   [tags: Cold War, US power, China] 1879 words
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Identity and Destruction: Asian American in The Namesake by Mira Nair's Film - ... A scene from the movie exhibits the perception of some Americans towards other race, wherein after a trip from India of the Ganguli family, they found their mail box covered with paint which is considered by Gogol as a form of racial discrimination. The Namesake also successfully exhibits the conflict between two contrasting cultures and the effects of the tension that can contribute to the crisis and construction of an Asian American identity. It shows the structure of insurrection of one culture to another and how divergences are formed....   [tags: heterogeneity, hybridity, multiplicity]
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Asian American - The American Community in the 1900’s to the 1920’s was in fact a totally different generation than its successor not only because of cultural and economic reasons but also because of world events and the rise of technology. Americans in the early 1900’s were a closely knit generation with a sense of community, morals, and obligations. They had an "instilled" set of ideals and values and their lives were very much affected by the rise of technology. Living in America in the early part of the 1900’s was a hard and trying era through such turbulent times as the Great Depression, World War I, and the Industrial Revolution....   [tags: essays research papers] 739 words
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Asian-American Stereotypes - Asian-American Stereotypes Overview Asian stereotypes are a product of prevailing myths propagated by various media, from books, plays, movies, television, to even historical propaganda. Generally speaking, the stereotyping of Asian women often swing to extreme types: the docile, subservient sexual object, or the dragon lady. Asian Americans only make up a small percentage of the United States population and live mostly on the west and east coasts of mainland United States and Hawaii. Consequently, the rest of the American population will most likely get their exposures to Asian Americans through television and movies....   [tags: essays research papers Asians Ethnicity] 1759 words
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Personal Narrative: Being Asian American - I am a girl with two heads. At home, I wear my Chinese head, in school I wear my English head. Being an Asian, or Chinese, as it is commonly referred to, my culture plays a key role in the development of who I am and what I do, my personal identity. An identity is the distinguishing character or personality of an individual. Parents are often one of the key factors of this culturally developed personal identity. “Fortunately, children do not need “perfect” parents. They do need mothers and fathers who will think on their feet and who will be thoughtful about what they have done....   [tags: essays research papers] 524 words
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American vs Asian Education Systems - There are many factors that influence the Asian and Asian immigrants’ high levels of academic achievements. The environment that students experienced in Asia is totally different from the foreigners’ like the schoolings, the testing and grading testing system. Non-Asian people observed many high levels academic achievements of Asian and they start making false assumptions. The education system in Asia is different from America’s which explains the stereotype that common Asians are smart....   [tags: Asians and Education]
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What’s it Worth to You? The Costs and Affordances of CMC Tools to Asian and American Users - What’s it Worth to You. The Costs and Affordances of CMC Tools to Asian and American Users (paper) Leslie Setlock and Susan Fussell from Cornell University looked into how Asian and American users differ in their communication goals. This affected perceived affordances using various computer-mediated communication (CMC) tools. An individual’s cultural context affected the person’s perception of appropriateness for using a communication medium. For example, Americans used email in a less formal manner whereas Asians were generally found to write emails using the more formal letter format....   [tags: Communication] 1708 words
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Selling-Out the Asian-American Community in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - Selling-Out the Asian-American Community in The Joy Luck Club i wish i could join in the universal praise for amy tan and her best-selling novel "the joy luck club." i wish i could find the latest chinese-american literary dish as appetizing as the rest of the american public does. but i can't. before amy tan entered the scene, public images of asian america had not developed since the middle of the century. the asian american male did not exist except as a barbaric japanese or vietcong soldier....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays] 673 words
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The Minority Predicament: An Analysis of Asian American Success and the Model Minority Paradigm - The Minority Predicament: An Analysis of Asian American Success and the Model Minority Paradigm My grandmother sent me a letter from home, telling the success story of her old Chinese tenants who, through hard work, had become very wealthy in the 9 short years they lived in America. My grandmother embraces the belief that "with hard work, patience and a little help from the model minority stereotype, someday Asians will gain full approval of white America". She believes that Asian Americans are inherently smarter, more diligent and thrifty than other racial minorities of our time....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2050 words
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Overview of the Career of Dr. Stanley Sue - Dr. Stanley Sue is an Asian American clinical psychologist whose research focus is on Asian American minorities. Dr. Sue was born in Portland, Oregon and was the third of six children to his Chinese immigrant parents. As a child “his first career ambition was to repair televisions, but soon he got bored with shop classes. Then, he developed great fascination with psychotherapy and the idea of helping emotionally disturbed individuals (Rockwell 2001).” Dr. Sue recalled, “I told my parents that I wanted to become a clinical psychologist, not fully knowing what a clinical psychologists did (Rockwell 2001).” He also remembered what his father said and thought after making this declaration: “My...   [tags: Clinical Psychologist, Asian American Minorities]
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American Democracy's Treatment of Asian Americans - Democracy In order to understand how the American Government works for minorities such as Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans, we must first figure out how the political system works for everyone, then compare it to the way it works for minorities. California may be a more difficult situation because the Hispanic American is the majority over the predominant Caucasians. Knowing our government is a Democracy, we must learn what Democracy is. Since the times of Ancient Rome, Democracy has been manipulated, twisted, flipped and misinterpreted by people of all status....   [tags: Politics] 1112 words
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The Evolvement of Chinese Stereotypes Representative in Hollywood Movies - Film, as a traditional and beloved media, has been influential on people's life. We spend time in the cinema to be entertained, touched, scared and experience romantic love story and exotic places. As one of the most famous film industry base in the world, Hollywood, produces and sell their movie products all over the world. During the process of globalization, countries are about to understand others’ culture as well as to realize how one’s culture compares and contrasts with other. Media globalization stands for the process in which film companies deliver images of national cultures to the whole world....   [tags: culture, globalization, asian american, cinema]
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Criminalization and the Perceived Deviance of Latinos - There are different context in which labeling has specifically been used in the readings; however, there is an overarching theme in that the labels serve to undermine and to subjugate Latinos, Asian Americans and African Americans. The readings primarily focused on the criminalization and the perceived deviance of Latinos and Latino youth. In the book Punished by Victor Rios, he presents the argument that the consistent labeling by every state run institution that cast young Latinos as criminals or cast “at risk youth” expected to commit crimes is symptomatic of the social structures that creature the criminalization process of young Latinos....   [tags: labeling migrants, latino youth, asian american]
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Asian Cultures Value Aging More Than American Culture - Asian cultures ultimately value aging more than American cultures because they know that the elderly have lived long enough to have accumulated experienced knowledge throughout their entire lives. Not only are the elderly wise, but they have also had plenty of time to gather endless amounts of practiced knowledge. After interviewing Sophia Ha-Seon Park, a friend whom I went to high school with, I was able to get a decent picture of why Asians value aging. Before speaking to Sophia, I thought that I respected my elders, however I never held them to the high standards that she and other Asians do....   [tags: the knowledge gained by experience] 1589 words
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Portrayal of Asian-Americans in the Canceled Sitcom, All American Girl - Portrayal of Asian-Americans in the Canceled Sitcom, All American Girl Ever since arriving in this country, Asian-Americans have been misunderstood and discriminated against. Lately things have gotten better, but there are still people trying to further improve their situation. Margaret Cho, a Korean-American, is one of them. In the late 1990's she got her own sitcom, All-American Girl. This was a perfect chance to improve the portrayal of Korean-Americans, and Asian-Americans in general. Positive Aspects “All American Girl” showed many positive portrayals of Asians in a modern day society in California....   [tags: Television] 740 words
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Endangered Asian Elephants - Most Americans have been to a zoo or aquarium at some point in their lives. They spend the whole day outside with their friends and family looking at all the animals from all over the world. For most people, zoos are the only way they will ever be able to see these amazing animals in person. However one animal that lives in zoos across the country may not be there in a couple years. The number of African and Asian elephants in North American zoos is declining as a result of many medical issues. A new disease has recently been discovered that is now hindering elephant’s ability to survive even further....   [tags: North American Zoos, Virus]
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How Asian Americans are Portrayed in Hollywood Movies - Asian American actors and actresses are portrayed in Hollywood movies as always being the silent and yielding foreign victims to social injustice and prejudice. Whether or not these depictions are true, they are nonetheless stereotypes that Hollywood producers have come up with. According to the US Census in the year 2000, Asian Americans make up 4.2% of the entire American population, and knowing that most Asian Americans live on the west and east coast of the United States, many Americans living in central parts of this country have not really been exposed to any Asian Americans....   [tags: Asian culture]
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Portrayal of Asian Americans in the Media - Abstract My research focused on the coverage of Asian Americans in contemporary mass media. The following types of media were researched: ·     Music ·     Television ·     Films ·     Magazines I gave several examples where Asian Americans were used to play very simple characters. These roles were defined by stereotypes that exist in America. I also researched instances on counter actions taken by Asian Americans to protest against these negative images. My research also has examples of Asians that have succeeded in breaking through the racial barriers in the media....   [tags: Stereotyping Asian Americans]
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Asian Women in the Eyes of Americans - Introduction The history of Asian women has many facets. I am about to touch on two key monumental points over a sixty year span that have shaped the views of Asian women in the eyes of Americans. As a brief overview, from as early as the 1940s, Asian women were recruited to serve their soldiers during World War II as sex slaves. Forty years later, the dawning of the 1980s brought about the desire of Asian women into American households and sparked the mail order bride phenomenon. The beginning of a new century has altered the lives of Asian women, in parts of Asia as well as in the United States of America....   [tags: Asian Studies Research Paper]
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Asian Carp - The control and management of Asian carp in North America is an issue that numerous state and federal agencies have been trying work out ever since the first case of Asian carp being in the waterways of North America. Asian carp are a very difficult species of fish to manage and control because of their fast reproduction rate and that there are no predators in the North American waterways to reduce numbers. These fish are damaging native fish's food sources and habitat. More recently, Asian carp are threatening to invade the Great Lakes which would cause drastic economic and ecological problems....   [tags: social issues, asian carp]
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Asian Americans: Exclusion and Segregation - The United States of America is the place of opportunity and fortune. “Many immigrants hoped to achieve this in the United States and similar to other immigrants many people from the Asian Pacific region hoped to make their fortune. They planned to either return to their homelands or build a home in their new country (Spring, 2013).” For this reason, life became very complicated for these people. They faced many challenges in this new country, such as: classifying them in terms of race and ethnicity, denying them the right to become naturalized citizens, and rejecting them the right of equal educational opportunities within the school systems....   [tags: United States of America, Land of Opportunities]
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Sterotypes and Misconceptions of Asian Americans - Chinks, bad drivers, math and science nerds, F.O.Bs and ect. There are so many stereotypes and misconception for one specific ethnic group: Asian. But perhaps the most popular image of Asian Americans presented in society is being the “model minority.” If you were to ask any random person to pick a specific minority group that was more academically, economically and socially successful compared to the others, chances are 90% of them would answer: Asians. “Asians makes more money than any other race.” “Asians have the highest grades compared to other races, especially in math and science subjects.” But contrary to these popular stereotypes, the misrepresentation of Asian Americans as the mod...   [tags: overachievers, self esteem, discriminating] 709 words
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Asian Americans: Exclusion and Segregation - ... In the 1850s, many were driven by the lure of gold. “These first arrivals were free laborers who paid their own transportation to the gold fields of California. By 1852, there were about 20,000 Chinese immigrants in California. By the 1860s, approximately 16,000 Chinese immigrants were working in the California gold fields. But as mining profits decreased, the Chinese immigrants found themselves without enough money to return to their homeland (Spring, 2013).” “Searching for work, these Chinese immigrants were hired to build the transcontinental railroad at wages that were about one-third less that it would have been to pay white workers (Takaki, 1993).” As a result, the Chinese who arri...   [tags: immigrants, exploitation, racial]
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Asian-Americans and College Admissions - American higher education remains the primary ambition of society. It has become the most prized path to social mobility and economic independence, rewarding people from all backgrounds and races. Yet striking changes have occurred in American universities that shifts emphasis on merit towards offering higher education to a specific, privileged race, while limiting the quotas of others, namely Asian-Americans. Just as their predecessors of the 1920s always denied the existence of “Jewish quotas,” top officials at Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the other Ivy League schools today strongly deny the existence of “Asian quotas.” (Unz) , however, statistical evidence suggests other...   [tags: education, discrimination, legacy, student] 1090 words
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The 1997 Asian Financial Crisis - The Asia turmoil begun in the middle of summer of 1997. The problem started in Thailand when Bath(known as Thai''s curencey) was geting weaker and weaker against US dollars. At that point, the rest of the world started to see that Thai''s economy was starting to fall apart. Some pople predicted that the problem would not stay longer than a few months. However, it was wrong. As manner of fact, the problem spread amongs some of Asian Countries. Even the mighty Japan was effected by this problem....   [tags: Asian Financial Crisis Essays] 3113 words
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Is there Discrimination against Asian Americans in the Workplace? - Is there discrimination against Asian Americans in the workplace. Can you relate a man with an Ivy college diploma and decent salary to discrimination. Probably no, and neither can I. How about adding a racial identity to him, say Asian American. This answer may be not that simple. Such topic above has brought about a hot debate on the Internet. Many people insist there is no discrimination against Asian Americans. More than a half Asian Americans hold college degree (Hyun, 16). “In 2013, Asians’ median weekly earnings were $973, as compared to$799 for whites” (Golash-Boza)....   [tags: stereotypes, statistical data is tricky]
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Substance Abuse Among Asian Americans - Introduction Asian Americans are always shown to have a relatively low rate of substance abuse among all the ethnic groups in the US (Kim, Ziedonis, & Chen, 2007). In fact, studies suggest that Asian American youth are more vulnerable for emotional and social difficulties than youth of other races or ethnicities (Wong et al. 1998). As a group of immigrants, Asian American youth often face acculturation stressors like low self-esteem, high depression and anxiety and social isolation, and more and more studies have reported various behavior problems among Asian American youth, like gang activities (Zhang, 2002), a rapid increase in juvenile crime (Le, 2002) and a significant increase in violen...   [tags: Drug Abuse Essays]
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Asian Stereotypes in the Media - “Family Guy” and its Asian Stereotypes “Family Guy” is well known to be a cartoon of disgrace and ill-mannered portrayals of real life events. Asian Stereotype was no exception portrayals in “Family Guy”. In many of the Asian stereotypical scenes in “Family Guy”, one of the episodes shows a scene about an Asian woman driver causing wreckage on the freeway as she exits out of the freeway itself. The following is a dialogue of the scene: ASIAN FEMALE DRIVER. How much signals do I need to cut across a lane....   [tags: Family Guy, Television, Cartoon, Pop Culture]
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Asian, Female, and the Middle Class - ... I observed that all the Asian seniors were in AP Calculus class while 7 out of 23 white Americans and no African Americans were in the class. Two-thirds of the Pre-Calculus class and half of the AP Chemistry class were made up of Asian students. These facts are consistent with the data collected by Tyrone C. Howard. According to the chart, SAT Scores by Race and Ethnicity, 2008, Asian Americans’ average SAT score on the math section was the highest among all groups (Howard, 27). While Asian students had their strength in math and science, white American students performed well in literature and history....   [tags: self analysis and reflections] 1401 words
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Asian Carp's Harm to the Ecosystem - There is a great big debate over whether the Asian Carp should be considered a menace and about what we should do about them. Grass, Bighead, Black, and Silver Carp are all Asian carp species. According to Keith Lawrence of the Messenger-Inquirer, Carp are being made into fertilizer, and fish oil, as well as being sold to Asia as food products. However, the New York Times say that the Carp could easily put an end to the $7 million dollar fishing industry in the Great Lakes. Aside from economic reasons for keeping or eliminating them, the main reason to stop them from spreading is the fact that they threaten to collapse the entire ecosystem if they get out of control....   [tags: Environmentalism]
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The Asian Region's Contribution in 2025 - ... Indeed, Hillary Clinton (2011, p58) argued that assisting these Asian nations situated in the Gap will only serve to promote American primacy in the region, as it establishes positive relations based on trust and gratitude. Therefore, the twenty first century becoming the ‘Asian century’ is not as viable as it remaining the ‘American century’, or evolving into a Chinese one. Arguably, the disparities within the Asian region have enabled China’s rise to power. The China that emerged at the turn of the century had been economically revolutionised by Deng Xiaoping (Baum, 1994)....   [tags: world's commercial output, globalization] 873 words
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Asian Immigration to the United States - ... By 1965 Guerilla warfare activity decreases after U.s bombing of North Vietnamese. In 1975 Pathet Lao was officially a communist country and took control of the whole country. Pathet Lao abolished monarch and Lao were then made a republic. Souphanouvong became president and Kaysone Phomvihane was the leader of the communist party. A dramatic amount of Laotians fled to Thailand and sought for refuge to the United States. In the 1990’s Pathet Lao deserted communism and changed to capitalism....   [tags: freedom, better life] 1018 words
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The Popularity of Asian Dramas - ... Asian dramas are produced in their respective countries. From watching the dramas, I was able to get an idea of the similarities and differences between culture and society among each countries. These elements were depicted within the dramas. For Korean dramas, it is rare to see any explicit scenes, as society in Korea is conservative. The majority of women are presented as innocent and well-mannered with the same to be said for the men. This is why Korean dramas are known for romantic, innocent dramas....   [tags: culture, television, production] 1148 words
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The Typical Asian Diet - ... All Chinese food is considered to be East Asian food. In china there are three regional cuisines, which are cantorese, chaozho, and sphanghainese. Chaozho and Cantorese regions are known for their vegetable and meat recipes and Shandong areas use foods like noodles and dumplings as a guide for most of their meals. In Korea most of their meals are made up of a combination of meats and seafood’s. These meals include a side dish of vegetables which is called gimchi. Gimchi has vegetables in it that are grated up, and then they pickle the grated vegetables with garlic, ginger, and chili....   [tags: healthy cultural diets in the world]
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Asian Students and Colleges - Many people assume that Asians have it the easiest of all the races when it comes to applying to top tier schools. Not only are they “naturally intelligent”, they are also a minority meaning they can reap the benefits of affirmative action; therefore, they must be able to easily stand out against White applicants with a comparably high academic record. Surprisingly, studies show that the opposite may be true. Asians admission rates in top tier schools like Harvard suggest that White applicants may be chosen over an Asian applicant with the same qualifications due to higher expectations for Asian students....   [tags: discriminatory practices, chinese immigrants]
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Political Campaign: The Crusade Against Asian Americans - As most developed nations around the world continue to be plunged into the economic crisis that began in 2008, any major country that continues to strive during the depression immediately becomes the attention of the citizens of affected countries. While major global powers began to suffer from a loss in international prominence, several foreign countries continued to experience economic growth. The countries that go through this growth—such as China—easily become despised by politicians and even became the targets of office candidates’ campaigns in the recent nation-wide elections....   [tags: Economics politics]
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Asian Culture and Healthcare - Culture is a very important factor to the Asian community. Their whole lives, from their religion, to how they interact with one another, to how they view health care is all dependent on tradition and beliefs. At the third largest majority group, there are almost 12 million Asian or Asian American people living in the United States (Spector, 2009, p 232). Of them, 10.2 million are just Asian, and 1.7 million are Asian mixed with one or more other races. Being Asian refers to having origins to the people from the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent....   [tags: Healthcare ]
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Asian Americans as Model Minorities - Asian Americans as Model Minorities For 20 years, Asian Americans have been portrayed by the press and the media as a successful minority. Asian Americans are believed to benefit from astounding achievements in education, rising occupational statuses, increasing income, and are problem-fee in mental health and crime. The idea of Asian Americans as a model minority has become the central theme in media portrayal of Asian Americans since the middle 1960s. The term model minority is given to a minority group that exhibits middle class characteristics, and attains some measure of success on its own without special programs or welfare....   [tags: Papers]
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Asian Americans in the Classroom - Asian Americans in the Classroom Asians are one of fastest growing minority groups in America today. During this century, various factors at home and abroad have caused people from Asia to immigrate to the United States for better or for worse. Due to these factors, Americans and American teachers, in particular, need to educate themselves and become aware of the Asian American students’ needs in terms of success and happiness. Before beginning my research, I felt I had an easy subject: studying Asian Americans in relation to their education in public schools....   [tags: Asia Education Stereotypes Papers]
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Social Movement Emergence Among Asian Americans - Social movements are essentially collective actions by disadvantaged, and often minority groups taken to empower themselves and push for change on political and social issues. What differentiates social movements from interest groups is that social movements are a more organic and less structured approach, “Interest groups have letterhead (and headquarters and executive directors). Social movements don’t.” To summarize Sidney Tarrow’s definition from Power in Movement, social movements are collective challenges based on common purposes and social solidarities in sustained interaction with elites, opponents and authorities....   [tags: Ethnic, Miinorities]
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Asian Community in Modern Day Media - ... Ken Jeong usually plays as the random minor roll foriegn asian guy who is there to make people laugh. Think about it, in The Hangover Ken plays a foreign asian mobster, in Community Ken plays a know it all Korean spanish teacher, even in Knocked up he stereotypes "the Asian job" as a doctor that got there because he is Asian. Ken is only the first person amongst the multiple examples. Secondly, Jackie Chan is another actor in which they only play a stereotyped Asian. Sure Jackie Chan play as the main character in a lot of movies, but is stereotyped a lot....   [tags: foreign, genius, sterotypes, actor] 558 words
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The Past, Present, and Future of Asian Rap - Hip-hop is a massive cultural movement originating in New York City in the 1970’s. According to Oxford English Dictionary, the four components of hip-hop are rapping, DJing, breakdancing, and graffiti writing. This culture is commonly associated with African-Americans and Latinos because they were the ones who pioneered this movement in the 70’s. If one were look back at some of the early hip-hop innovators, such as The Sugarhill Gang, Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five, and the much-loved Run DMC, one similarity that they all shared was their African ancestry....   [tags: Music] 2487 words
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The Evolution of America and Simultaneous Evolution of American Literature - From the times of our Founding Fathers in to the current millennium, literature has evolved alongside the changing times of the authors who define it. Throughout our history, we can witness literary changes simultaneously to various events in our history. We have stories that not only tell a tale of one’s imagination, but also dictate what life was like living in those times, “The pattern of the life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, or ‘Mark Twain,’ for seventy-five years was the pattern of America…” (Perkins 134) We feel the pain and insecurities during times of war that helped to shape our country and what we stand for, “In 1945, people born in the first part of the century had lived through...   [tags: American History] 578 words
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The Asian As Superior Myth - The author, Ronald Takaki, wishes to illustrate that the perceptions of Asian Americans as a "model minority" are not entirely accurate. Takaki writes that the facts and figures used to compare Asian-Americans to other, less successful minority groups are misleading. For example, the author writes that although Japanese Americans are seen as upwardly mobile, they have not yet achieved equality. The essay states that "while Japanese American men in California earned an average income comparable to Caucasian men in 1980, they did so only by acquiring more education and working more hours." In addition, the author found that while some Asian American groups do have higher...   [tags: essays research papers] 619 words
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Asian Values: Do they exist? - Asian Values: Do they exist. On the face of it, the existence of ‘Asian Values’ seems illusory. After the humiliation of the 1998 Asian Financial Crisis, the sounding of the death knell for the Asian-values debate seemed imminent. Yet with the recent ascension of China as an economic superpower and similar economic miracles in the East, some began to speculate about ‘Asian Values’ and its inherent superiority in the political, economic and social structures in countries. ‘Asian values’ can be termed as a set of values shared by people of many different nationalities and ethnicities living in East and Southeast Asia....   [tags: Economics] 495 words
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An Analysis of Asian Gangs - An Analysis of Asian Gangs Let's say you're by yourself on the subway in New York City. You get on and it's not that crowded, there's a bunch of open seats. As you look around, you notice that the car is filled with mainly high school aged kids, mostly boys. On one side there is a spot next to a bunch of African Americans, on the other side it's a posse of Asians. Okay, so where are you going to sit. Next to the Asian's I bet. What if it was Latino's instead of Blacks, chances are you would still say you'd go towards the Asian's and shy away from the more typical gang looking kids....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays] 1705 words
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Modern Day Chinatown - Modern day Chinatown is a vibrant and bustling community full of bright colors and Chinese characters adorning buildings as far as the eye can see. Chinese elders roam around the narrow and unkempt streets while children frolic around from store to store with wide smiles, riffling through toy stores as store owners look on. Mothers scurry from store to store searching for the most tender meats to buy for the night's dinner or for the next day's lunch. Tourists from nearby downtown drift into the heart of Chinatown with large and expensive cameras, posing for pictures with Lion head statues and continue on, buying cheap Chinatown goods along the way....   [tags: Asian Americans] 1619 words
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I Will be an Asian Newscaster - “This is Sandy Le, reporting from Channel 7 News.” In five years, I see myself as a newscaster broadcasting to my local Bay Area. I will be following in the footsteps of a well-known Vietnamese news anchor named Thuy Vu. She has helped open a door for other Vietnamese people to expand their career options in American society. As a newscaster, I will expand my knowledge of different cultures and take advantage of the many opportunities to learn about what lies outside my own community. Her inspiration will help me excel in this, my chosen career....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative] 462 words
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East Asian Economic Crisis - East Asian Economic Crisis A large economic downturn in East Asia threatens to end its nearly 30 year run of high growth rates. The crisis has caused Asian currencies to fall 50-60%, stock markets to decline 40%, banks to close, and property values to drop. The crisis was brought on by currency devaluations, bad banking practices, high foreign debt,loose government regulation, and corruption. Due to East Asia's large impact on the world economy, the panic in Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, and other Asian countries has prompted other countries to worry about the affect on their own economies and offer aid to the financially troubled nations (Sanger 1)....   [tags: essays papers] 701 words
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The Asian Financial Crisis - The Asian Financial Crisis Many economists have said that the growth experienced by Southeastern Asian countries during the 1980s and early 1990s was a "miracle." Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Indonesia and other countries in the region experienced annual growth rates of over 7 percent. Along with this rapid growth, these countries also saw very little unemployment and an almost invisible wealth gap between the different social and economic classes of citizens. Circumstances have dramatically changed, however....   [tags: Business Economics Globalization] 2760 words
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General Motors' Asian Alliances - General Motors' Asian Alliances General Motors, an American-based automotive manufacturer with a large global presence, has long held a large share of the worldwide automotive market. Despite its market position and reputation for quality, the company has recently begun to struggle with new competitors in the Asian Pacific region, which has pushed their needs to develop new manufacturing technologies, as well as to better control costs and quality in its American manufacturing facilities. Beginning in the 1970s, several nations of the Asian Pacific region, most notably Japan and South Korea, emerged as economic powerhouses....   [tags: Market Global Essays] 7048 words
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Using Asian-Americans to Justify Racism and Prejudice - Asian-Americans are Not a Model Minority Supporters of affirmative action argue that discrimination and racism have held down minorities in the U.S., and that affirmative action is needed to correct it. In response, critics ask: "If blacks and Mexicans are being held down by discrimination, then why do Asians come to this country and do so well for themselves?" According to this myth, Asians immigrate to America with little or nothing, often as boat people fleeing communism, and through hard study and work become even more successful than European-Americans....   [tags: Racism Prejudice]
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