Asian Americans are commonly seen by many as superior to other minorities, but this is not the case. They are surprisingly at a small disadvantage compared to other races. Ronald Takaki argued in his article “The Harmful Myth of Asian Superiority” that Asians are not a model race that should be celebrated and compared to other minorities. He mentioned when other minorities are compared to Asian Americans, it can cause other races, such as African Americans, to feel resentment towards them. Ronald Takaki states that Asian Americans are just like everyone else, but many people only see them as being aloof, hardworking, successful entrepreneurs.
Agency is defined as Asian Immigrants/Americans resistance to the discrimination, unfair laws, prejudice, and low wages. Some agency was successful and others were not, but the main idea was that Asian immigrants were not powerless. They are able to resist through solidarity, strikes, and courts. Different types of agency were employed by different groups, but their goal was ultimately the same, to make it easier to live in the United States. Although Asian immigrants experienced racial discrimination and prejudice, their sense of agency allowed them to unite and survive in the heavily racist United States.
The true reality is that minorities are more likely to suffer from the need of opportunities. Political leaders don’t like to talk about race. “Democrats mention race as little as possible, even though minority voters are crucial constituents, because colorblind positions are far more politically popular”(Sanger,2014). Political leader understand that by ignored the racial inequality issue. They will not have to pick side.
According to Golash-Boza, some Chinese and Indian men have greater personal budgets than white people, but not Laotian, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Hmong Americans. In addition, it makes sense when some Asians earn more than the white when they had better education and worked harder in schools. However, studies show Asian Americans have low... ... middle of paper ... ...ricans-myth-reality-201312236385578609.html> Hyun, Jane. “Leadership Principles for Capitalizing on Culturally Diverse Teams: The Bamboo Ceiling Revisited.” Leader to Leader. 16 Mar.
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Kingston grew up in Stockton, California. Stockton proved to be more progressive and welcoming, although not without difficulty, Kinston’s all American childhood did produce some prejudice. Kingston’s childhood did not lend itself to the ethnocentrism that a strictly Chinatown childhood would. This upbringing is where their dislike for each other’s narrative has its roots. Frank Chin, growing up specifically in Chinatown in San Francisco, experienced a very different set of cultural prejudices and bias... ... middle of paper ... ...ewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 2009.
Furthermore, they also found out that education did not significantly improve the wage earning situation for Asian Americans. Asian American males with college degrees still earn a lower wage compared to a White male with a similar level of education. Although the 8% difference may not seem to be much, it is a clear indication that racial discrimination for Asian Americans still exists through wage rates (Charles and Guryan 509). Debate on whether Asians are subjected to workplace discrimination based on their race has been raging on for years. The research findings on this issue have been varied.
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