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Asian American And Asian Americans

- Since the first influx of Asian immigrants to the United States, Asian Americans were never treated as an integral part of the American population. Accounting for five percent of the US demographic, often times, they are still portrayed by provincial people as outsiders who do not belong in society. Over the years, this negative mentality has transformed into the way Asian Americans are viewed in media. Though there are many attempts of reversing the trend such as diversifying the cast members, stereotypical personalities such as “the human calculator” or “undesirable partner” are still utilized for writers to infuse racial slurs into comedy skits....   [tags: Asian American, White American, Stereotype]

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Asian Americans : An Asian American

- As an Asian American, I have several points to discuss in terms of stereotypes. Through a variety of media, Asian Americans are portrayed by socially constructed stereotypes that are either positive or negative to our community. By explaining the definition of a stereotype and listing three specific ones identified, these points reflect our cultural values. These stereotypes include the concept of model minority, the insinuation that Asians are highly skilled at mathematics, and assumptions of our food ways....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Asian Americans : Asian American Population

- Asian Americans have been more active and involved in politics over the past decade. Furthermore, Asian Americans increasingly became more visible in politics extending beyond the city limits. While in many major cities such as Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City remain packed and serve as a gateway for Asian Americans immigrants. A majority of the United States Asian American population has now moved into the Suburbs. This serves as a part of reaching the American “Dream”. The dream is to own a house in the suburbs with a pool and picket fence....   [tags: Asian American, United States, California]

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Asian American Identities Of Asian Americans

- There are very few positive representations of Asian Americans in Hollywood films. Chan is Missing calls for more genuine representations of Asian American identities through its cast of complex characters and defiance of Asian stereotypes. The film also urges viewers to critically think about their own notions of identity through the use of several recurring themes and filmmaking techniques. Asians aren’t represented often in Hollywood films, but when they are, they’re usually confined to stereotypes or one dimensional character traits....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Grammatical person]

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Native American And Asian American

- “Where are you from?” “America” “No, where are you actually from?” These are the two questions that I get asked regularly by non-Asians. I always reply “Well I was born and raised in America but my family comes from Hong Kong.” I grew up constantly being told to take pride in being Chinese, however, I was also consistently told by my family to be proud that I even have the opportunity to grow up in America. There was never a definite answer as to what I was, so I learned to accept both. I am Asian American....   [tags: Asian American, White American, United States]

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The Media And Asian American Culture

- Media is something that is essential in a person 's life today. It can be in forms such as books, film, music, and others. The media can play an important role in where it can show society how they should view certain images and it changes over time. Previously before, the Asian image created by the media had been different from what it is today. Many media scholars had argued that the Asian and Asian American image in popular culture were often negative and demeaning. Ever since the beginning, when Asians first started to migrate to the United States, the mainstream media had symbolically destroyed the image of Asians and Asian Americans....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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The Issue Of Asian American Drug Use

- The topic of Asian American drug use is one that is rarely seen in the media. Thinking about this topic produced the question, do Asian Americans use substances. Their use of substances is a focus that is under researched. To gain a better understanding of the topic I will research the scope of the problem, use patterns, barriers to treatment, and methods to keep abusers in treatment. The majority of national studies on drug use often lump Asian Americans into the category of “other” and focus mainly on African Americans, White, and Hispanics....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Asian American]

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Asian American, Who Left Out From The Debate

- Asian American, Who Left Out from the debate What will be your first thought when you hear the word “undocumented”. Immigration issue, especially undocumented immigration issue is always framed as Latino issue. On the contrary, Asian immigrants are often left out of this discussion. As the matter of fact, Asia is now the largest sending region for immigrants. Asian Americans are the fastest-growing immigrant population in the United States today. They are expected to become the largest immigrant group in the United States (Foley 16)....   [tags: Asian American, United States]

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Asian American Ethnic Groups Of Asian Americans

- In at least one point in everyone’s lives, they are faced with micro aggressions or discriminating adjectives about their race, gender, or sexual orientation. Most of the time, it is said without the intent of insulting the individual, but most times, it’s much more harmful than they think. Asian Americans, for example, have been “complimented” in stereotypical characteristics. They are told that they are good at math or science because they are Asian, that they are wealthy because their parents are doctors or lawyers, and that they are pretty much the second Whites of society....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Ethnic group]

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Asian American Dreams By Helen Zia

- “History repeats itself” In Asian American Dreams, by Helen Zia, discusses the injustices and discrimination the Asian American community has faced throughout many years. (background) Zia elaborates that many Asian Americans faced injustices, and likewise so have other minority cultures faced the same issues. I’m a Hispanic, Guatemalan-Puerto Rican 17 year old girl, although I was born here in America, I don’t like to identify myself as American. I grew up in a hispanic environment. Zia grew up as feeling like a “twinkie” American on the inside but identified as “yellow” on the outside....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Puerto Rico]

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Asian American Studies Class Essay

- In the Asian American studies class, I have learned more than I expected and have been exploring an abundance of issues on Asian Americans. I did not know that Asian Americans issue could be a controversial topic in the United States until I read those Asian Americans’ articles and the news regarding Peter Liang’s conviction. The strained situation has never calmed down, and it will burst out explosively when Asian Americans feel their position is being threatened. I really enjoyed reading the Asian Americans’ stories, which included the article that I chose for my topic of the in-class essay, and the discussion that held in class....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Asian American Studies Class Essay

- In Asian American studies class, I have learned more than I expected and have been exploring an abundance of issues on Asian Americans. I did not know that Asian Americans issue could be a controversial topic in the United States until I read those Asian Americans’ articles and the news regarding Peter Liang’s conviction. The strained situation has never calm down, but it will burst out explosively when Asian Americans feel their position is being threatened. I really enjoyed reading Asian Americans’ stories including the article that I chose for my topic of the in-class essay, and the discussion that held in class....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Cultural Values And Stereotypes Of Asian American Students

- The source of this discourse can be attributed to global biases and stereotypes of Asian American students. Asian American students are stereotyped for being model students when it comes to education. Most of this academic achievement has been attributed to Asian cultural values that promote educational endeavors. Culture is a major explanation for achievement differences. The article,” Asian-American educational achievements: A phenomenon in search of an explanation” states, “demands and expectations for achievement and upward mobility, induction of guilt about parental sacrifice and the need to fulfill obligations” (Sue, S., & Okazaki, S., 2009), implying that those are key contributors to...   [tags: Asian American, Stereotype, White American]

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Racism Is Interracial, By Firoozeh Dumas, An Asian American

- The United States has faced several extreme battles, however, the largest battle has always been racism. It has continually affected the U.S. ever since the beginning of time and, unfortunately, will never go away. In the first article, ““FOBs” vs. “Twinkies”: The New Discrimination Is Interracial” author, Grace Hsiang, an Asian American, expresses that ethnic groups aren 't just racist against each other, but they are racist and discriminate within their own ethnic groups. In the second article, “The “F Word”, author, Firoozeh Dumas, an Iranian American, tells us about the challenges she and her family faced while settling into the United States....   [tags: United States, Race, Asian American, Ethnic group]

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America Is Long Overdue For A Series Featuring Asian American Characters

- Analysis Upholds America is long overdue for a series featuring Asian American characters. As New York Times writer Wesley Yang points out, ”Fresh Off the Boat would be the first network sitcom to star an Asian-American family in 20 years and only the third attempt by any major network in the history of the medium.” ABC is offering a slate of new programs deliberately focused on diversity. ““Its our job to reflect America,” ABC-TV head Paul Lee said…” “we didn’t pick up these shows because they were diverse, we picked them up because they were great” (Kang)....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Asian Immigration And Asian Immigrants

- Asian immigrants have faced many obstacles transitioning to life in America. One major obstacle Asian immigrants came face to face with was receiving an education. Asians are known to place high value on learning and education, but many things stood in their way and hindered them from even receiving an education. Between Asian immigrants and Americans lie a language barrier, which is often seen as a set back. An example of this is Lac Su since he had to serve as a translator for his parents, which in turn affected his school work....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Philippines]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Asian American Actors '

- Race is involved in media because of box office revenues, the interest of audience, the verbal content of commentators, and the actors showing on the screen. In order to get more box office revenues, the companies directly include the idea of race into films as who they would choose to be the main characters in the films. Who is going to be the main character of the film is directly affecting the box office revenues. Commonly, companies would choose the white to be the main character instead of Asians or others....   [tags: White people, White American, Race, Black people]

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Asian American Culture And Culture

- Culture is one of the major stresses for Asian children due to facing their heritage culture and host culture because most of the time a child sometime cannot balance both culture but they often need to fight to keep both culture to connect with the family and the outside world. According to William Ming Liu; “Asian Americans is often related to the interchangeable use of race, ethnic identity, and culture to describe this community. For the purposes of this research study, we define culture to be the “customs, norms, practices, and social institutions, including psychological processes ....   [tags: Education, Culture, Entrance examination, Race]

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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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The Harmful Myth Of Asian Superiority

- We’ve all heard it said that Asian Americans are good at math; anything involving science, technology, and medicine. They study all the time, work really hard, and live a version of the American dream many of us never thought to dream of. And of course, we know these stereotypes are dangerous and often untrue, but perhaps we still find ourselves buying into them. Ronald Takaki”, the ethnic studies expert, writes about the idea that Asian Americans are more successful than any other American minority group in his article “The Harmful Myth of Asian Superiority....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Race]

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Anti Asian Racism For Once

- On November 16, I attended the event, “Let’s Talk About Anti-Asian Racism—for Once”. This was an eye-opening experience because not only did I learn about instances in American history when Asians were discriminated against, but I was also able to hear real life stories and thoughts from Asian and Hmong Americans attending UWL. We watched a few short videos before the discussion began and one of them really stuck out to me. The video was of a man named George Takei, who spoke of why he loved the country that betrayed him....   [tags: United States, Hawaii, Asian American]

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Asian and American Culture in an American Society

- The United States of America is a ‘melting pot’ of diverse cultures. Though primarily Western in nature, due to the large-scale immigration of variant ethnicities from other countries, as well as differing birth and death rates of natives, settlers and immigrants, the ‘white’ American culture has taken on the hues of a rainbow. Within this society, the Asian-Americans, are often perceived to be at the highest stratum due to high income and good education. These people have almost successfully integrated themselves into society thus resulting in a blurring of lines....   [tags: western, large-scale immigration]

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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]

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African Americans, Asian Americans And Native Americans

- In the wake of one of the most destructive and devastating catastrophes ever to have occurred in this country, sparks of aggressive discussion over matters of class and race were reignited as news outlets released images of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. An image from the Associated Press (AP) shows a young black man, wading through waist-high floodwaters, dragging a large floating bag of supplies after, as the caption indicates, “looting” a grocery store. A contrasting image from Agence France-Presse (AFP) shows a pair of Caucasian residents, a man and a woman, trudging through the same waters after “finding” a meager set of rations from a local store....   [tags: Asian American, White American, Race]

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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]

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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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The Harmful Myth Of Asian Superiority

- 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....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Developing Models Of Counseling For Asian Americans

- In developing models of counseling specifically for Asian American clients several factors need to be considered and integrated into the therapeutic process to be culturally sensitive, appropriate, and therapeutically effective. Problems inevitably arise when counselors trained in Euro-American psychotherapy fail to consider and address the cultural implications and dynamics of Asian Americans. When developing models for counseling with this population “it is important to consider the cultural lens from which Asian Americans view themselves and the world (Pedersen, Draguns, Lonner & Trimble, 2008).” Failing to perform perspective-taking in such a manner results in a lack of understanding for...   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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What I Learned From Asian American Class

- Before taking this Asian American class, I only knew that this class is an academic discipline about history, experience, culture, and policies relevant to Asian American. However, the professor, Stohler used interesting teaching style to talk about how this class relates to Asian American’s history, such as providing the PowerPoint and let every students discussing in the class or online. I found out that students could pay more attentions on this teaching style. Owing to this quarter almost ended, there are some reflections and ideas in my mind....   [tags: United States, Race, Chinese American]

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The Model Minority Image Of Asian Americans

- The purpose of this article is to address the model minority image of Asian Americans. In other words, this article highlights the processes which Asian Americans go through in order to assimilate into their new culture, it also explores whether their children do it successfully or not. They address this in three particular issues: (1) How varied are the Asian Americans and how this variation affects the trails of second-generation prospect. (2) How Asian immigrants’ children find their way into American society....   [tags: United States, Social class, Race, Asian American]

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Asian Parenting Style And Parent 's Expectation

- Moreover Parents’ style and parent’s expectation are also the factor that drive Asian American successful in hight education. Base on Baumrind, Clinical and development psychologist, divide parental style into three styles which are “ Authoritarian (strict and obey), Permissive( spoiling) and Authoritative(supportive) base on “ Parental responsiveness” and “ Parental Demaningness”(Baumrind), and Neglecting style (ignoring) is added on later by Maccoby and Martin. Parent demandingness is the parent’s demand toward the children such as control, discipline,supervision, and responsiveness is the action or feed back the parents interact with their children such as love, warmth,involvement ....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Parent]

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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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Asian Americans And Values Around Academic Achievement

- The topic being investigated in this paper relates to Asian Americans and values around their academic achievement. This cultural group is made up of individuals from any Asian country that have migrated to the United States. For purposes of this paper, differences between first-generation and second-generation are not considered, although there may exist differences between these two groups. Academic achievement is an important issue in regards to this population due to a strong cultural emphasis on education (Kim & Chun, 1994)....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Asian Student 's Math Test

- An Asian student sits in class, anxiously waiting for the teacher to pass back the math exam the class took the day before. The teacher comes by and places the graded math test on the desk face down. The Asian student flips the test over and sees a 68% written in red ink across the top of the exam. Another student leans over and peers at the Asian student’s math test. “68%?” the other student exclaims. “Wait, I got a higher score that you?. But, aren’t you supposed to be good at math?” Introduction In the world of today, many students have experiences a scenario similar to this one -- a situation in which others hold some type of misconception about the student....   [tags: United States, Ethnic group, Asian American, Race]

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Chinese Parents Vs. Asian American Children

- Most Chinese parents have a very low tolerance and satisfaction level, unlike American parents who tends to have a higher satisfaction level. You would believe that Chinese parents are looked at as uncaring parents, when they actually are caring parents. They’re not easy to be drawn by their child getting 70 on a test like a American parent would. Also in China and Japan they consider eye contact being very inappropriate in their culture. They believe that they should not be giving eye contact to their superior because it’s disrespectful....   [tags: Culture, African American, White American]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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How Asian American Communities Viewed Law Enforcement

- Introduction In chapter one, a complete empirical argument was outlined regarding how Asian-American communities viewed law enforcement, and the various types of barriers that has created challenges to recruit Asian-American applicants. Chapter two will provide justification and identify the most relevant and significant literature that is associated with the problems addressed in this thesis. The problems to be addressed in chapter two pertains to the following: (1) underrepresentation of Asian-American police officers; (2) recruiting Asian-Americans into law enforcement; and (3) methods to dispel cultural barriers to develop a diverse police force....   [tags: Police, Law enforcement agency, United States]

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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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The Cultural Event I Attended At The Asian American Center

- The cultural event I attended at the Asian American Center was called Promoting a Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle. This event was lead by the Mckinley Health Center. A speaker from the health center came to talk about how to be more healthy on a college campus. This presentation was mostly focused on Asian Americans, highlighting the stark differences between different eating choices all around the world in comparison to America. During the presentation, I learned about major health issues faced by Asian Americans....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Health care]

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An Asian American Gay Male Student At The University Of Illinois

- Joshua Is an Asian American gay male student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He grew up in the north suburbs of Chicago with his mom and two younger brothers. His father separated from his mother when he was a toddler. Josh never had a close relationship with his mother. Once his father left Josh’s mother remarried to a white American male. Since the marriage, Josh’s relationship with his mom was never the same. Because he never formed a close relationship with an adult figure, he often struggled to figure out where he belongs....   [tags: LGBT, Homosexuality, Bisexuality, Gay]

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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 ]

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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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Stereotypes And Stereotypes Of Ethnic East Asian Stereotypes

- Introduction In 2016, Twitter was the mecca of internet social justice activism. However, while #BlackLivesMatter, #LoveWins, and #YesAllWomen received millions of retweets, Asian social justice hashtags never received a fraction of the spotlight –paralleling the minuscule relevance America gives to Asian collective issues. (Sichynsky, 2016). On the other hand, when Asians do receive the spotlight, they are usually stereotypical and/or nonchalant. Before engaging the stereotypes of ethnic East Asians, we must begin by acknowledging that stereotypes are false....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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The American Century and the Asian Century

- The last hundred years has seen the downfall of European centred multilateralism and imperialism (Schroeder 1986), the rise and fall of the Soviet Union as a bi-polar super power, and the steady hand of American dominance in international politics and economics, causing some to call it ‘The American Century ’. Despite The United State’s victory in the Cold War, the quick advancement of Asia, and in particular China, have led others to question the USA’s position as a unilateral power in the 21st century....   [tags: Cold War, US power, China]

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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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The American Civil Rights Movement

- Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, was brutally beaten by two white men with baseball bats in Detroit during the summer of 1982. They had just lost their jobs in the auto-industry because Japanese cars were gaining popularity in America, and they had assumed Chin was Japanese. Chin died a few days later in the hospital due to injuries sustained during the attack. When the case was brought to court, the courts ruled that the two white men has simply been attempting to teach Chin a lesson, and the two men got off with a fine of a few thousand dollars and a couple years ' probation....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Detroit]

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Factors Influencing The Drinking Behaviors Among Asian American Youths

- Introduction/Type of study Is there is an association between acculturation and binge drinking between Asian American youths, and is there a direct effect from mediation by ”best friends” regarding alcohol and tobacco use. Using secondary quantitative and qualitative data, through mixed methods research, the study analyzed a sample population of 714 Asian Americans, grades 7 to 12. A longitudinal study, which was applied, focused on the aspect of the role between the “best friends” mediation and the correlation to alcohol and tobacco use....   [tags: Scientific method, Statistics, Sociology]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Paper Tigers ' By Wesley Yang, An Asian American

- Any stereotype is based on prejudgments. People who take stereotypes into consideration when judging a person can make assumptions on others from multiple sources, such as peers and the media. In the article, “Paper Tigers,” Wesley Yang, an Asian-American, implies how stereotypes affect people of his culture in both positive and negative ways. Either way, negative and positive stereotypes can both negatively have an impact on a person by altering how a person feels about themselves. The negative impact of stereotypes on individuals causes friction to potential relationships and creates an impossible standard for a person to reach thus making a person feel imperfect....   [tags: Stereotype, Stereotypes, Race, Ethnic stereotype]

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American Ethnic Literature And American Literature

- Americans Literature has an immense amount if history with in it. There are many lessons that we have learned from reading and reviewing the history along with Americans Literature. There are many questions asking what is American Ethnic Literature, and this literature centers on the voices that govern out country. These voices work hard be heard, and will continue to struggle to be heard at all. There is much importance that is carried with in the American ethnic literature. There is a legacy that is there in which we can still....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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A Brief Note On Asian Culture And American Culture

- I came from Viet Nam to United States, and my life has been affected by the Asian culture a lot. It has changed for the better since I moved to America. I have had a chance to experience so many things that I have not ever done before, especially English and American culture. Living in a culture that was very different from my own could be an exciting and challenging experience. I have had to learn different cultural practices and tried to adapt to them. American culture has influenced my thinking and behavior while living in this land of freedom and opportunity....   [tags: Family, Culture, Sociology, Asia]

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A Survey About An African American

- There was a survey about what word will people comes up when they hear the word “privilege”, people comes up with diversity answers. But most of the African Americans gave the same answer of White. Many of them believed that they are still lived in the world that “white” people could have privilege based on their skin color. There is a fact that with the increase number that “white” police accidently killed African American, most of the police had not been charged for what was happened. However, things has changed since February 12th 2016, a young American born Chinese NYPD officer was found guilty after he accidently killed an unarmed African American in Nov 20th 2014 which is four months...   [tags: Asian American, White American, United States]

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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]

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Race And Economical Inequalities Of American Society

- Race and Economical Inequalities in American Society “Traditionally we divide ourselves into races by the twin criteria of geographical location and visible physical characteristics. But we could make an equally reasonable and arbitrary division by the presence of absence of a gene, such as the sickle-cell gene, that confers resistance to malaria. By this reckoning. We’d place Yemenites, Greeks, New Guineans, Thai, and Dinkas in one “race,” Norwegian and several black African people in another” (1994:191) is a quote from Jared Diamond the above quote explains how humans can be separated into different races by some arbitrary category decided by the person doing the characterization ....   [tags: United States, White American, Asian American]

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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]

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What Does It Be An American?

- What is it to be an American. Asian Americans have important things that separate both cultures and lifestyles. Typically, most Asians still support the fact that if one strives to do well in school and works hard, it will lead to a future of success but that is not completely true. One should be able to pursue their dreams and not necessarily have to have an education to do so. An American should be able to pursue whatever they want or feel is important and not just the status quo. If someone wanted to have ice cream for breakfast or if someone wanted to have McDonalds everyday then do it....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Public transport]

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Chinese Culture And American Culture

- As a professor who teaches American History in China through the Fulbright Program, and as a fourth generation Chinese-American, people always ask me, where can I feel the influence of Chinese culture and American culture respectively. It is a question difficult to answer. It is difficult that one needs to summarize his experience, that one does not know when he acts in Chinese or American ways, especially that one needs to reflect upon many questions which people seldom do. In short, I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Family, Hawaii]

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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]

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An Interview With Andrew Alexander, A Black American Rights Activist

- Vanessa Huang is a Black American rights activist. She responds to issues such as racial profiling and government policing through her poetry. Whereas many other Asian American poets typically write about their ethnic identity, Huang writes about an ethnicity that is not hers—Black American. She writes protest literature, exposing Black American’s inferior treatment by the mainstream culture. In an interview with Andrew Alexander, a journalist for Creative Loafing, Huang speaks about her thoughts on racism in the form of biased imprisonment....   [tags: Race, Racism, Asian American, White American]

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Japanese American Ethnic Identity By Glenn Fukushima

- At the San Francisco Japantown 100th anniversary symposium, the speaker was Glenn Fukushima who discussed the issue of Japanese American ethnic identity. In his speech he talks about the different identities associated with Japanese American’s. He talks about how to: normalize” the relationship between Japanese Americans and Japan. Also, in his speech he uses a metaphor that is for the Japanese Americans. A little bit of information about Glenn Fukushima his father was in the United State Army, his father was stationed at Fort Ord and Presidio of San Francisco, he lived in San Francisco in 1956 to 1960....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Hawaii]

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Parental Attitudes Towards Service Utilization

- With regards to parental attitudes towards service utilization, research has found AA parents as under-utilizing mental health services. Power et al. (2005) provides a typology of cultural/familial factors that influence service utilization for children/adolescents which includes factors such as: problem threshold; help-seeking patterns, as well as attitudes about mental health providers and treatment modalities. With respect to problem threshold, as Power et. al. (2005) point out, there are individual and cultural differences in the extent to which different kinds of behavioral problems are perceived as being a cause for concern....   [tags: Emotion, Psychology, Asian American]

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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]

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American, East Asian, Caribbean, And The United States

- The beliefs and sentiments of immigrants whether they are Latin American, East Asian, Caribbean, or European reflect those of native-born Americans, conferring to new research carried out by the nonprofit, nonaligned research group Public Agenda. What America 's Immigrants Have to Say About Life in the U.S. Today," are reported underneath. Maximum migrants make the trip for the chance to work. The decision is an economic, not a moral one. And like any group, today’s strangers are a mixed bunch, with good and bad apples amongst them.But migration is also an investigative experience....   [tags: Immigration, Immigration to the United States]

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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]

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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]

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The Truth Behind America 's Racial History

- Ronald Takaki, an Asian American academic, historian, and author, recounts the history of America through the voices of people of color in the United States in his book on the truth behind America’s racial history, entitled, A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America. Takaki deconstructs common myths about America’s origins in his book hailed by critics and academics as a powerful and accurate retelling of the history of America. In his book, Takaki redirects the predominant focus on whites of European ancestry in history to the contributions made by the many ethnic groups of America in order to give a more accurate perspective on American history....   [tags: Race, United States, Asian American]

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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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Racial Discrimination At The United States

- Racial discrimination, from the early fifteen hundreds until today, continues to be a major problem in the United States and in other countries. Despite the different acts and laws put into place, hardly any reassuring results was shown to prove that racial discrimination has ended throughout society. Racial discrimination can vary from housing location to stereotyping to police brutality to comedians mocking a specific race or ethnicity. The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines racial discrimination as “treating someone unfavorably because he [or] she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, ski...   [tags: United States, Race, Asian American]

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Amy Tan 's The Joy Luck Club

- Young people read more in the past than they do now. Through two authors, we see two different perspectives that inform each other. One of the author, Bauerlein, gave us a logical perspective through a statistic which states that young people from ages 18 to 24 who read literature had declined from 59.8 percent in 1982 to 42.8 percent in 2002. This shows that there is a decline in reading for young people. While, another author, Barry Lopez, asserts that we need our stories to care for each other and to stay alive which is an emotional perspective....   [tags: Knowledge, Learning, Moral, Asian American]

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Racism Against Asians From The United States

- In this town hall meeting we discussed three general topics: Asian Americans, the creation and perpetuation of minority group status, and gender inequality. Once again, I was forced to confront some of the stereotypes I have held since childhood and was able to learn some uncomfortable truths about myself while learning more about the realities of racial and ethnic prejudices in our society. We began our talk by examining a handout titled “Why does racism against Asians go ignored and unpunished in the United States” in which the author describes several areas where stereotypes and exclusion are common for Asian Americans today....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Asian American]

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