It is also customary for the two families involved in the arranged marriage to exchange gifts. When parents look for a husband for their daughters they make sure that the suitor doesn’t have a job that requires a lot of moving or a job that can potentially endanger his life. For example, parents of the... ... middle of paper ... ...r ruining the lives of their sons/daughters. Not only is that a consequence of the failed marriage, but the divorce will stay in the family’s background, which makes it harder for other children in the family to get married in the future. While arranged marriages are still a common practice, and some girls believe that there are benefits from the arranged marriage, some future brides feel uncertain and scared of getting married because it would mean that they would have to leave the comfort of their home.
Between 1990 and 1999, the Asian population rose 43% (Census, 2000). However, Asian Americans are still portrayed in a simplistic manner by the American media, which in turn, promotes stereotyping. I have researched various types of mass media in the United States, such as: music, films, television and magazines. I will focus on several examples where Asian Americans are portrayed in a negative way. Furthermore, I will give examples of musicians, and independent films that prove Asian Americans have potential on what they can contribute to in the American media.
In 1970, foreign born citizens made up only 15% of Boston’s population while in 2009, foreign born citizens made up about 25% of the population. Most of Boston’s immigrants today come from Haiti (10.2%), China (8.9%), and the Dominican Republic (8.3), but there are also many immigrants from Vietnam, El Salvador, Jamaica, Columbia and Ireland. All the neighborhoods in Boston have experienced an increase in diversity, but the neighborhoods that have experienced the most significant change are East Boston, Roslindale, Allston, Hyde Park, and Dorchester. The city of Boston is home to one of the most highly educated populations out of all the American cities. According to the 2010 American Commu... ... middle of paper ... ...inority” city with fast-growing Asian and Latino populations.
Indo-Canadians represent three percent of the Canadian population at large, and are the second largest minority behind Chinese-Canadians (Geary 2014). In fact, the South Asian populace as a whole is growing faster than overall Canadians, at a rate of thirty-three percent for South Asians versus four percent for Canadians as a whole (Geary 2014). The earliest East Indian settlers arrived in the 19th century, primarily from the Punjab region (Geary 2014). Many of these immigrant were Sikh, and brought with them their rich culture and religion (Geary 2014). In 1906, the Sikh settlers established the Khalsa Diwan Society to look after cultural, religious, and political needs of its members (Geary 2014).
It creates a sense of superiority in some cases to make a particular race to appear as if it is better than the others. “That popular television fails to offer critiques of or alternatives to prevailing cultural ideologies, images and effects associated with whiteness are neither surprising nor new”(Thornton 2011 p 445). This shows how society has not adapted to the development of time nor does it give respect to the races that has overcome racial stigmas through generational revolutions. Racial humor continues to highlight the racial disparities that certain races face on a daily bases. This is highly due to the preconceptions of how they have been previously portrayed in the media through historical views.
When Nanda tried helping arrange a marriage, we see that parents in India weigh many considerations when choosing partners for their children including the statuses of the individuals (including their caste and career path), the social dynamics between the members of both households, and what resources the other family and potential partner have. At least in the case given in the reading, this process can be though and produce a good marriage with stable family ties. Another argument made for arranged marriage is that since the parents are handling the marriage, the children are free to enjoy life and not worry about the details. To a lesser degree in our country, people delegate part of the relationship forming process to others by allowing friends, family, and dating sites or shows to play matchmaker. Though in general, in America the person who would be in the relationship is more involved, and has to worry about handling some of the details.
The Indian population might be a smaller amount than other populations; however it is growing even more swiftly. As well as the Demographics, the history of Punjabi people is fascinating. It is recorded that the earliest Punjabis that arrived in the Santa Clara County was in the in the middle of the 19th century. Many of the immigrants were from the Sikhs culture from the state of Punjab in western India. California had the most migration compared to any other states, and Santa Clara County has the most Punjabis and Indians overall than any other county in the United States.
This research is devoted to the importance of marriage preparation classes for one full year before wedding. Profession and marriage are often called the most important indicators of living conditions and well-being. But if you can master the profession for several years, preparing for the role of husband and wife over a short time is impossible. Preparation for marriage cannot be provided at once, by the end of any schools, courses for the future spouses or through listening to a series of lectures. Character of a man with his adequate manifestations cannot create in a month, six months or a year before the wedding.
Before the 1800’s, the women would rarely be allowed to meet let alone speak to whom she was marrying. When the parents felt that their child was ready to be married, they would go around and tell everyone around their village. Then, the suitable matches were found and by suitable, meaning, of the same group of people, wealthy and with a social standing. That was something extremely important because... ... middle of paper ... ...God brings two people together and therefore, the marriage will last along time. Conclusion: Arranged marriages are something that many people from all over the world have different views on.
Those difficulties correspond to the discriminating laws they must face on a daily basis. These themes, in turn, are suggesting the struggles they go through in life shouldn’t have to be put up with. Kingsolver’s message is powerful enough to be rooted in the minds of Americans who read her artistic novel, The Bean Trees. And this small, implanted idea is sprouting into something that will change the fate of immigrants for the better. Works Cited The Elkhart Truth.