A research article titled “Ethnic Identity and Self-Esteem among Asian and European Americans when a minority is the majority and the majority is a minority” published in 2014 and performed by Yiyuan Xu, JoAnn M. Farver, and Kristin Pauker aims to bring attention to ethnic identity and its role in a group’s self-esteem. After researching about the ethnic identities of minorities and majorities, and concluding that “feeling a strong sense of belonging with an ethnic group may contribute to aspects
this class I knew very little about Asian-American history, and that was intriguing to me. Once we started the unit, I questioned my previous education on the topic due to my ignorance, realizing that the only part of Asian-American history in which I had studied in depth was regarding Pearl Harbor. Why is it that the American educational system does not invest a similar amount of time to Asian-American history, as it does to European-American or African-American? Is it because they were “model minorities”
Before I started researching for this topic, I noticed that most of the interracial romantic relationships happen in UCLA involved Asian female student. I also noticed those Asian male students less participate in interracial relationship. Do Asian traditional values cause the imbalance interracial dating or marriage between Asian male and female student? I believe this situation can be explained with these three aspects: stereotypes, parent expectations and social expectation. While I am conducting
Opportunity Commission (EEOC), thirty-six percent of American citizens says they were discriminated by others due to their race or ethnicity in 2009. Racial discrimination or any discrimination against a person or a group of people does not always happen out of your race, but also happens within your race. Based on the poll conducted by the New Zealand government, on the left,
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
action/thriller films focusing on the Asian genre, are different’. When starting my research, I wanted to prove that due to Eastern/Western ideological differences in society, cinema produced reflects the culture. For example, the target audience of a country influences how films are produced in order to appeal to the specific audience. Thus, I proposed that due to a divide in audience appeal for film based on varied cultures, despite the same genre (i.e. Asian genre) being used, representation
Diversity Awareness Differences in our society are many, including age, religion, physical and mental abilities, gender, sexual orientation, income, family or social status, and physical appearance. Anyplace where differences are found leaves room for stereotypes. Stereotypes are generalizations about people usually based on inaccurate information or assumptions rather than facts. (Wei, 1996) Stereotypes do not take into account the great diversity of people within a group of people. Nor
immigration policy that addresses the importance of family, but I will need to do much more research and analysis. I know there is a solution, but ultimately the biggest of my concerns is being able to educate the American citizens in stepping away from such a racialized concept of Latino culture and immigration. It’s mesmerizing to see how much the public doesn’t know, and yet they have all the tools in society to continue to push categorized minorities into further otherness.
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Saving Your Culture in America Many people come to the United States for freedom and to live out the American dream.What is happening is many people are trying to “fit” in with the American ways that they lose a lot of their own culture by assimilating into the American society.By losing your culture you lose a part of yourself.Knowing about your history and learning about other people’s history can give you a greater understanding of other ethnic groups and in some ways enrich your life.By