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Native American And Asian American

- ... He or she is shaped by the American influences around him or her everyday, while also being affected by his or her ancestor’s cultural background. This is exactly what occurs to Jack. His mother is a peasant from China who reluctantly left her home and all her loved ones in search for a better life with an American man. She is isolated from everyone else around her as a result of the language barrier. However, after having Jack, she is given a sliver of hope since he reminds her of “everything she ever knew and loved”, which he finds out after her death (8)....   [tags: Asian American, White American, United States]

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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

- ... The Asian immigrant population grew rapidly between 1890 and 1910 (Hee 130). The increasing of population of Asian immigrants have brought a lot of problems. Many of them were facing the issue of ethnicity, discrimination, and the process of assimilation. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 which banned the immigration of Chinese laborers and proscribed foreign-born Chinese from naturalized citizenship and the Asian Exclusion Act League in 1907 which limited the entry of Asian immigrants have reshaped the demographic of Asian immigrants in the U.S (Hing 45)....   [tags: Asian American, United States]

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Asian American Studies Class Essay

- ... I think most Asian Americans just wanted to be normal and stick around with other children in the United States, especially during their school life. They need friends to hang out with, to study together and play around with. If they are being discriminated, things will totally happen the other way around. Patrick S. eventually figured out a solution by himself and decided to be a quiet person as he was afraid to be noticed for his differences. Indeed, it is a solution, but obviously it is not the best way....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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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 American children are taught different material and in a different style than their counterparts. These and many more obstacles impeded Asian Americans from receiving an education that they were entitled to. Freedom Schools first began during the Civil Rights Movement with African American students, for the betterment of black children, but in some sense Asians jumped on the bandwagon and benefitted from the formation of these Freedom Schools as well. Omatsu writes, “Specifically, today’s Freedom Schools not only overturn outdated teaching methods and curriculum but are also based on goals fundamentally different from current schools” (pg....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Philippines]

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Asian American Culture And Culture

- ... Chapter 4: Education Education is very important for many families because many parents want their child to do well at school and get a better future. Also parents always press their child to do their best even if their best getting a B or 70 on a test. But for Asian families, a parents want their child to do better their best and always want to the child be the prefect child which mean that they will always get A or 100 on exam and do all the extra activities that can help get better grade....   [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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Anti Asian Racism For Once

- ... After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Asian Americans faced great hostility from white Americans. Still to this day, many Asians do not feel accepted or welcomed in American society. This topic of racism is significant because it has been a problem in the world for thousands of years and still is a problem in the United States today, not only towards Asian Americans but other ethnic groups as well. Up until the fifteenth century, individuals were not enslaved because of their skin color or physical appearance, but because of their social and economic status....   [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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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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Asian Parenting Style And Parent 's Expectation

- ... Heath considers the demandindness in Ethic Minority style as similar to Authoritarian style but responsiveness is high in Ethic Minority parent style( Huang and Gove 391). As a result, Gove and Huang claims that Ethic Minority style, in Asian American families, gives the better result in high education achievement than the other style (Gove&Huang 392). For example of the Authoritarian style, in The Battle Hymm of the tiger Mother by Amy Chua (2011), Amy demands her daughter, LuLu, to play perfect piano in “ the Little White Donkey” ....   [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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Chinese Parents Vs. Asian American Children

- ... Having good eye contact in the United States shows that you are aware about what’s going on and you are interested in what the person is saying. Also, when you are speaking to someone and your eyes are wondering or looking away from them it will let the person know that you are distracted or not listening. In some countries eye contact is not acceptable. In Middle Eastern cultures, Muslim, have rules regarding eye contact between men and women. Women should not give males eye contact due to respect....   [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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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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An Asian American Gay Male Student At The University Of Illinois

- ... Fortunately, Joshua built the strength to talk with his parents about his depression. Soon afterward his parents placed him in a treatment center. At that center, Joshua was able to connect with a gay male who went through some of the same obstacles that he was currently overcoming. This individual helped Joshua to learn how to accept and love himself. Seeking help at this treatment center allowed him to finish high school, but Joshua still felt as though a part of him was missing. After high school, Joshua had enrolled at the University of Illinois, where he began to explore his sexuality....   [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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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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The American Civil Rights Movement

- ... Initially, I simply typed in “Vincent Chin” and clicked on “Scholarly Journals” so that I would only get scholarly articles, but I quickly realized that wasn’t going to give me what I was searching for. There were multiple off-topic articles by Vincent Chin-Hung about asthma and other articles about Taiwan. I went back to the advanced options and blacklisted Chin-Hung and Taiwan. Even after that, the struggles continued, because Wayne State doesn’t have automatic access to many articles about Vincent Chin....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Detroit]

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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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American Ethnic Literature And American Literature

- ... She incorporated in her poetry “ a war against the tyrannies of silence, its not the difference that immobilizes us but silence.” She said this because she seen how there was always something in the way of African American women, through the violence and fear they carried; they were unable to speak their minds. In the time of slavery, these people would desire to be free; they wanted to live a free life but also had the fear of speaking out loud. Audre Lorde wanted to find her place in America, at the time of her existence she wanted to find her voice in life and open the muteness....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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A Survey About An African American

- ... Peter Liang was found guilty because the action of reckless and should have helped the wounded which he did not, said by the ABC news. However ABC news also tried to report with multiple perspectives and comes up with the fact that “a few dozen people held a counter-protest in New York on Saturday”, one of the counter protest participant even said “this protest is definitely an insult to Akai Gurley’s family”. In short, that the ABC news use ethos by not being biased, and it was describing the fact of what has happened in Feb 20th 2016....   [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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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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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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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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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

- ... Takaki replies to the driver’s allegations with a concrete assurance, “I was born in the United States…My family has been here, in America, for over a hundred years” (Takaki 1). Following this exchange, Takaki noted that “both became uncomfortably conscious of a racial divide” between them (Takaki 1). Takaki’s history with an American identity is apparently one of alienation and othering. The question posed to him by his taxi driver is demonstrative of the constant questioning of Takaki’s racial identity that he has received all throughout his life....   [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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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]

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What Does The Model Minority Myth?

- ... Those who are affected under the Myth are all different and have their own reasons for letting others believe that the more positive or helpful aspects of the Myth are true as a way to make the discrimination against them work in favor for them. This leads to the continued, cyclical perpetuation of the Myth, which is debated as being a necessary consequence or not worth the benefits. Gilbert O. Conchas is in favor of Asian Americans using the Myth to their advantage in order to combat the discrimination against them so they can succeed in a society that does not favor them....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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The Issue Of Racial Barriers

- ... The society as a whole, make connections between non-racial cases and race. Rock music is unequivocally rebellious, but many opportunities use rebellion as an excuse to gain publicity as the Asian American band in the news. At the end of the news article, audiences still do not have any knowledge of the quality of music the band produce, which is arguable essential for a band. The discussion of race tends to inundate news titles each year when major awards announce their winners since many of nominees are foreign....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Chinese American]

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A Study On Developing Good Working Relationships

- ... American law enforcement organizations must find innovative methods that can build trust and gain respect with Asian communities (Le, 2015). Police officers are encouraged to be familiarized with the Asian culture and the community, before any cooperation with the Asian community could occur. Background of the Problem The Asian community in the United States has undergone a series of transformation throughout several decades. Newburn (2011) stated, “Unit well into the 1960’s while there were a few people from minority ethnic communities represented in sport, business, politics, and the civil service, there were no Asian police officers whatsoever” (p....   [tags: United States, Police, Asian American, Race]

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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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Recipe, By Janice Mirikitani

- ... The instruction themselves are meticulous, if incorrect for a practical application, but rather point to the fact that conforming to other standards of beauty is not necessary and doesn’t result in positive feelings. The last line adds volumes to the theory that Mirikitani was perhaps personally a victim of racism and had learned the pain that goes with that. She says, “Do not cry.” She lists this as the last line of instructions for achieving the ultimate beauty of round eyes. However, it also gives off a sense of achievement, that Mirikitani is telling herself and her readers to stay strong during the times in which they are treated differently because they don’t look American....   [tags: Asian American, White American, United States]

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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]

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Don 't Judge A Book By Its Cover

- ... You would think after 5 years of having mostly Asian friends I would stick with a similar crowd again, which I sort of did after. The first day, while walking home with him we talked about why I moved and we got on the topic of him taking Tae Kwon Do, which the question because do I know it. For a second, I was confused on why he would think I knew it. Then I realize when I got home it was because I was Chinese and he assumed I knew it. Which wasn’t completely untrue as a kid, I took about half a year of Tae Kwon Do, my mom thought it would be a great idea which probably was if I had actually continued instead of stopping....   [tags: Asian American, Stereotype, Race, White American]

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Media And Its Effect On Society

- ... Not only will the media wrongly portray a group of people, this wrong portrayal is often not questioned by the viewers and viewer will accept it to be true. This fosters a distorted and wrong public perception toward Hispanics and African- American. Media tells us how to behave in society, how society sees us and where we stand on the social order in society. In a way, mass media shapes who we are as a person and our identity. “Identity is the social core of who we are as individuals, the conscious experience of the self inside.” -Kaufman Negative mass media not only influence the views o f majority groups but also how minority groups see themselves....   [tags: Race, United States, Asian American, Sociology]

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Immigration Is Not An Imagination

- ... But there is much more to get out from the theory: the societal interactions mentioned by the authors indeed include immigration, since it impacts demographics and race relations among the other races and ethnic categories, such as Latino, Asian, and sub-white ethnicities. The turn of the twentieth century is marked by immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe, and immigrants from those regions were given in-between status between the classic dichotomy between whites and blacks. One dimensionally, the formation of in-between category through influx of immigrants altered the race relations in the United States....   [tags: Race, Ethnic group, United States, Asian American]

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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]

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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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How Yuri Kochiyama Helped Change Life For Asian Americans After World War II

- ... After the war, many nativist organizations found it distasteful that they owned land and urged for legislation to be past that would prohibit them from owning anything. So in 1924, the National Origins Act, Immigration Act and Chinese Exclusion Act were all passed. The National Origins Act and the Immigration Act limited the number of immigrants allowed to enter into the United States from Europe and entirely ended Asian immigration (Mercier). The first generation Japanese immigrants fought against this discrimination through the law; they filed court, but not surprisingly, lost....   [tags: Japan, United States, Japanese American internment]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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 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 Education Of The Asian Education System

- In 2014, United States attracted nearly 740k international students and cemented its place as the number one desired country in the world to receive education. Although the quality of college education has never been an issue here in America, with some American universities like MIT, Harvard and Stanford consistently appearing in the list of top universities of the world each year, the high schools leave a lot to be desired. The standard of the U.S. education at the grade level has been falling steadily over the years as evident by the declining test scores meant to assess international standards, especially in math and science....   [tags: Education, Education in the United States]

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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]

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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]

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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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Cultural Diversity Asian Culture

- Every culture has its own views of health care, diseases, and medical interventions. The way people of a given culture view health care affects how they handle themselves when they fall ill. For instance, the Asian culture believes that illnesses are caused by supernatural phenomena, which should be diagnosed and treated by means of spiritual healing or traditional herbs. Physicians and other medical practitioners should try to understand the cultural beliefs of their patients to handle them appropriately....   [tags: Spiritual Healing, Patient Compliance]

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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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